Earth Seeker Official Site Opens With New Story Details
Find out what really happened when mankind fled Earth.
Those giant Guardian faces disappeared from the Earth Seeker teaser site today to reveal a proper official site. There are a few additional details in there beyond what was initially shared by Famitsu last week (click here for a summary of that), so let's take a look.
The background story in the site's story section is just a bit different from what was shared in Famitsu.
It looks like mankind was forced to flee the Earth because of an approaching Black Hole. Thousands of ships were created throughout the world. These were large ships, capable of holding full cities. People placed the various treasures of the world in these ships and set off for various star systems.
One group of ships met with an unfortunate accident upon arriving at a star system. A gamma ray burst killed everyone aboard the ship. However, the ships' computers continued to operate and found a planet suitable for habitation.
The ships began to land on this "second Earth." However, upon coming into contact with the alien atmosphere, their Earth materials didn't react too well, and so they were forced into emergency landings.
Famitsu's summary is pretty accurate from here. The computers executed their "Earth Regeneration Program" in order to create a suitable environment. However, because of damage from the emergency landing, instead of creating the Earth creatures they'd originally intended, they ended up creating monsters.
A thousand years pass before Earth Seeker begins.
Famitsu shared a look at a playable character that's shown in the site's character section. As all humans were killed during the gamma ray burst, your character is a new type of human created by the ship's computer.
Also introduced in the character section are the Guardians, the native residents of the planet. They make use of "Energy Balls" to support you on your adventure, and are big on liquor.
This section of the site has a look at two creatures, Protopros and Mamuma.
Creatures in Earth Seeker combine traits of various objects. Protopros, for instance, looks like an insect combined with a rail gun. Mamuma combines a dragon and a light bulb.
The monster section seems to give hints for how to track down and combat the beasts. Protopros likes dark locations, moves around underground, has a strong shell, and has a powerful thrust attack. Mamuma also likes dark locations. It has a soft body which is capable of absorbing bullets.
This section currently has a glimpse at the field that you encounter at the start of your adventure. It's an odd field that mixes nature and artificial objects. There are also ruins, and you'll apparently find out why the ruins are there as you work through the game.
This section currently has a look at the game's Time Stop Battle system. Earth Seeker's combat system mixes real time and command-based elements. You move your character around in real time, but you can press A to freeze the action and input commands.
The site says that when you spot an enemy, or are spotted by an enemy, you and your Guardians will enter into battle.
Famitsu had a few extra details on the combat system. See this story for details.
Earth Seeker is due for winter release through Kadokawa Games.