Capcom has insisted Deep Down, its missing in action free-to-play action role-playing game, is still alive despite months of silence.
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Capcom has released a new trailer for Deep Down, its third-person dungeon-crawling adventure game.
Deep Down is a free-to-download PlayStation 4 game from Capcom's Online Games division. It's set in both 1494, when you delve deep down into dungeons to fight horrible great monsters as a knight in shining armour, and futuristic New York circa 2094.
In the video, below, we get to see both portions of the game. The medieval dungeon crawling is in third-person, while the New York section appears to be in first-person.
Capcom has provided an update on its MIA PlayStation 4-exclusive role-player Deep Down, which was last shown off publicly at Tokyo Games Show 2013.
UPDATE: Capcom has issued Eurogamer the following statement from Deep Down producer Kazunori Sugiura:
Capcom's PS4 exclusive Deep Down will be a free-to-play game, it emerged over the weekend, with an open beta due around the time of the release of Sony's new console in Japan in February next year.
The news came during a Capcom presentation at Tokyo Game Show, with Shuhei Yoshida helping get the message across on Twitter. Deep Down's a procedurally generated dungeon crawler that looks to be equal parts Assassin's Creed and Dark Souls. Tom Phillips had a look at Deep Down for us in Tokyo last week and came away impressed.
Sony's booth at Tokyo Games Show is probably not the best place to play Deep Down. TGS has a deafeningly loud show floor, where rival companies hope to win your attention with ridiculously-dressed show staff and ever-increasing volumes designed to drown out the stand opposite.
Deep Down, meanwhile, feels like a game that should be played at home with the curtains drawn, a furrowed look on your brow and a few fingers crossed, hoping for the best. It's about inching your heavy plate armour forward towards the next tunnel corner and straining to hear what's breathing beyond. It's about feeling protected in your hulking suit, whatever might be up next, then suddenly hating your metal protection for being so cumbersome - you've seen what lies beyond, and now you'd quite like to nip away.
The short demo I played revealed little about the game's overall mechanics and less of the game's plot, which sees warriors named Ravens travel back in time to face what inhabits the dark, randomly-generated pathways of Deep Down's labyrinthine dungeons. The trial level saw my unnamed character face a tribe of pig-faced monsters: tusked, sinewy beasts that look like the chaps Jabba the Hutt had guarding his palace in Return of the Jedi. But these are no mere pointy stick fodder. By default, the demo suggests you explore in "Casual Mode", an option which saw me survive the area bruised but alive. Those who switch it off will have a much tougher time.
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