Sync, a Metroid Prime-Inspired Game, Coming to Wii U

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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Dead Pixel Entertainment has unveiled their latest project, Sync, and they’re using some rather lofty words to describe it.

“Sync is a Sci-Fi First Person Adventure similar to the Metroid Prime series,” Dead Pixel says. “We, at Dead Pixel, believe anyone who loves the Prime series will love Sync for it’s open world gameplay and unique item collection.”

Sync takes the player to a mechanical world without life. Robots have shaped this world to their vision of order and cleanliness. You’ve been instructed by Gensys, a mysterious group, to upload a virus into the computer system called Sync. The world itself is designed to be open but easily navigable. The focus will be on exploration and discovery, letting the player learn the rules of the world on their own terms.

The game will be a downloadable title, but Dead Pixel had a different vision for developing their eShop title than most others. “Dead Pixel is a game development company created in 2013 with its sole purpose to make games that replicate AAA game development at a low cost. We consider making games an art, and we want to prove that anyone with vision and dedication can do it.” With only six team members, that’s not going to be easy.

Sync will be available on the Wii U eShop. Neither the price nor the release date have been determined. The game has only been in development for two weeks, but Dead Pixel is aiming to release the game by the end of the year. As for the price, Dead Pixel says gamers will be “pleasantly surprised.”


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