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Alter Echo (Xbox)

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Back of Keep Case - Windows (Germany):

    ES IST EINE VERFORMTE WELT. LERNE DICH ANZUPASSEN!

    In der Zukunft kann die mächtigste Substanz, die jemals erschaffen wurde, die Zeit und die Physik manipulieren. Nur wenige Auserwählte können sie kontrollieren. Und nur einer kann uns vor ihr beschützen. Bist du bereit?

    „EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED“
    -EGM

    Verwandle dich innerhalb eines Augenblicks in drei verschiedene Formen: Schwertform, Kanonenform und Tarnform.

    Benutze die Time Dilation, um die Zeit anzuhalten und Ketten verrückter Combos auszuführen.

    Intensive Action in einer einzigartigen Welt

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110924) on May 16, 2011.

Back of Keep Case - PlayStation 2 (United States/Canada):

    IT'S AN ALTERED WORLD. LEARN TO ADAPT.

    In the future, the most powerful substance ever made can control time and physics. Only a chosen few can control it. But only one can save us from it. You are the one.

    “ALTER ECHO COULD BE ONE OF THE MOST ORIGINAL, IMAGINATIVE, VISCERAL, AND BEST OF ALL, FUN GAMES WE'VE EVER SEEN.”
    -PSX2.COM

    [Captions]

    Instantly morph into 3 different forms: SwordForm, GunForm and StealthForm

    Use Time Dilation to stop time and cue up insane combos

    Intense action set in a unique universe

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110924) on May 16, 2011.

THQ press release (May 14, 2002):

    THQ AND OUTRAGE GAMES TO UNVEIL ALTER ECHO AT ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO

    Action Game from THQ's Newest Internal Studio Features Pioneering TimeDilation Technology and Morphing Gameplay

    CALABASAS HILLS, Calif. - May 14, 2002 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ NMS: THQI) today announced that it will unveil Alter Echo™ at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. Developed by THQ studio Outrage® Games, Alter Echo is an innovative action game that lets players morph between three combat modes and alter time with pioneering TimeDilation™ technology. A revolutionary PostFX™ camera system intensifies the action with spectacular visual effects that heighten the drama of every combo and special attack. Alter Echo is scheduled for release on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft in early 2003.

    "As the first title from Outrage Games since becoming one of THQ's internal development studios, we are extremely enthusiastic about Alter Echo," said Jack Sorensen, executive vice president of worldwide studios, THQ. "Featuring a unique style of gameplay and groundbreaking technology such as TimeDilation, Alter Echo is another original THQ product that we hope to develop into a major franchise."

    "Alter Echo is the type of intense action game in which Outrage specializes," stated Matt Toschlog, studio director of Outrage Games. "We feel new gameplay elements such as the ability to morph on the fly and the robust PostFX camera system allow the player to experience something completely fresh."

    About Alter Echo
    In Alter Echo players assume the role of Nevin, sent on a mission he does not yet understand to a planet whose very surface is alive. Interstellar corporations mine the planet's organic skin -- a substance called Plast -- and use it to make bio-machines. Nevin is one of the rare "Shapers" who can psychically alter Plast -- and time itself. Nevin discovers that illegal experiments have infected Plast with human consciousness, and now he must fight for survival against a world gone mad, an entire planet that is using its bio- mechanical properties to spawn enemy after enemy to destroy him. An advanced real-time skeletal morphing system lets players to change between Melee, Gun and Stealth modes on the fly and during combat. The Outrage-developed TimeDilation system allows players to freeze the action and cue up an unstoppable flurry of moves and special attacks. The groundbreaking PostFX camera system intensifies every action with mind-blowing visual effects, camera filters, and screen distortions.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110924) on May 16, 2011.

Official Website:
    In the future, the most powerful substance ever created can control time and physics. Only a chosen few can control it. But only one can save us from it.

    In Alter Echo players assume the role of Nevin, a reluctant hero with the ability to alter time and morph his PolySuit between three unique combat forms. Nevin must fight for survival against an entire planet that has gone mad-the actual surface of the planet is alive, and uses its bio-mechanical properties to spawn enemy after enemy, ensuring relentless action.

    Developed by THQ studio Outrage Games, Alter Echo features innovative action gameplay and a groundbreaking visual style based on pioneering technology. Time Dilation and real-time morphing between three combat modes add tactical depth, and the revolutionary PostFX camera system intensifies the action with spectacular visual effects that heighten the drama of every combo and special attack.

    Using an advanced real-time skeletal morphing system, players can changes forms during combat: Sword Form - the default mode, used for rapid movement and hand-to-hand fighting, cutting foes down with whirling blades Gun Form - transforms the player into a huge cannon- and grenade carrying giant. Annihilate enemies with torrents of gunfire and grenades Stealth Form - an exceedingly agile form that allows the player to climb walls and assassinate foes while invisible.

    Time Dilation technology allows players to manipulate time, freezing the action in order to cue up a series of moves and attacks to unleash an unstoppable flurry of attacks with.

    A totally original world - Alter Echo is set on a complex world whose very surface is alive. It knows you're there, and it wants you dead.

    Advanced PostFX camera system - Mind-blowing visual effects intensify every action with dynamic camera filters and screen distortions.

    Contributed by Rupert Breheny (117) on May 31, 2004.

Advertising copy:
    In Alter Echo players assume the role of Nevin, a reluctant hero with the ability to alter time and morph his PolySuit between three unique combat forms. Nevin must fight for survival against an entire planet that has gone mad-the actual surface of the planet is alive, and uses its bio-mechanical properties to spawn enemy after enemy, ensuring relentless action.

    Developed by THQ studio Outrage Games, Alter Echo features innovative action gameplay and a groundbreaking visual style based on pioneering technology. TimeDilation and real-time morphing between three combat modes add tactical depth, and the revolutionary PostFX camera system intensifies the action with spectacular visual effects that heighten the drama of every combo and special attack.

    Using an advanced real-time skeletal morphing system, players can changes forms during combat: Melee Mode - the default mode, used for rapid movement and hand-to-hand fighting, cutting foes down with whirling blades Gun Mode - transforms the player into a huge cannon- and grenade carrying giant. Annihilate enemies with torrents of gunfire and grenades Stealth Mode - an exceedingly agile form that allows the player to climb walls and assassinate foes while invisible

    TimeDilation technology allows players to manipulate time, freezing the action in order to cue up a series of moves and attacks to unleash an unstoppable flurry of attacks with

    A totally original world - Alter Echo is set on a complex world whose very surface is alive. It knows you're there, and it wants you dead

    Advanced PostFX camera system - Mind-blowing visual effects intensify every action with dynamic camera filters and screen distortions

    Contributed by Rupert Breheny (117) on May 29, 2004.