Coming out of Gamescom last week, we have some new details on the upcoming Vita title Flame Over from Laughing Jackal senior producer and lead on the project, Al Evans.
A blend of top down twin-stick gameplay and ‘pyroguelike’ mechanics, Flame Over is a highly original firefighting game featuring randomly generated levels, near-death experiences at every turn, and a clever dynamic fire system that spreads and burns through the Infernal Industries building as you play.
Successfully guide your fireman, Blaze Carruthers, through the Office’s 4 danger-filled floors and you’ll move on to the opulent Executive zone, the hazardous Laboratory, and the highly explosive Factory zone, all of which are packed with even greater dangers! :S
On top of all that firefighting, Flame Over is also a race against time. Rescuing helpless civilians is all that keeps your timer filled up, and some of them simply refuse to leave until you complete mini missions for them! Ingrates!
In addition to trying to calm the fires and convince civilians to be saved, the player will have to contend with the Grim Reaper. Lose too many innocent lives, and Grim will show up for you, forcing you to continually try to dodge him. Trying to put out fires, save lives, and stay one step ahead of the Grim Reaper all at the same time should prove challenging. On top of all that, you even get to save stranded kitties and deal with a greedy Caretaker who overcharges you for power-ups.
Along with the new info, the developer unveiled the first ever trailer for the game:
We still don't have a specific release date for the title, but Flame Over is expected sometime this year.
We've got the full list of Flame Over (Vita) trophies - check the list for guides to unlocking them.