Today in pleasant surprises: Rock of Ages, a 2011 game that asked you to roll a boulder down a hill at medieval painting bad guys, has a sequel. It’ll be out this Fall on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
This neat little platformer is called Abyss Odyssey, and it's made by ACE Team, the studio behind Zeno Clash and Rock of Ages. Atlus will publish the game this summer as a digital release on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
Any good video game trailer should tell us what the game in question is all about. In the case of Atlus USA's upcoming downloadable game Rock of Ages, this is a game about a rock smashing stuff. All kinds of stuff. Big stuff, small stuff... all of the stuff.
Rock of Ages, from Zeno Clash developers ACE Team, is a strange one. It's like Monty Python played a game of Odama. Which is in no way a bad thing.
If a game company is going to do something silly for April Fools' Day, we might as well all get a free game out of it, right? Today Atlus accuses developer ACE Team stole the idea for action-strategy game Rock of Ages and used it to make a 2D game that you can play right now.
Rock of Ages is a good name for ACE Team's (Zeno Clash) next project, but surely Super Monty Python Ball would have been better? I don't know. Maybe it was taken.
Between the trailer, these screenshots, and the advertisements on every E3 badge holder, I'm terribly sorry I missed our E3 2010 appointment with Atlus and didn't see Rock of Ages, but I had to fly home. There was cake waiting.
This is Rock Of Ages, to be published by Atlus and developed by ACE Team. Those are the guys behind Zeno Clash. This looks just as kooky, but in a completely different way.
Atlus is bringing the sequel to last year's three-character physics-based platformer Trine to E3 2010. Developer Frozenbyte's follow-up will be joined by Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City, a port of ds RPG Knights in the Nightmare for the PSP, and Ace Team's Rock of Ages.