A new video released for Outcast: Second Contact, by game developers Appeal, shows us the world of Adelpha in a little more depth. Oh, and it happens to be the “cradle” of an ancient alien civilization named Talans.
We also get to see some of the core gameplay on offer, in which exploration plays a big part. Sacred portals, called Daokas, let you travel freely to the four corners of Adelpha, from the start of the game, as you search for your crewmates and the lost terrestrial probe.
To successfully complete your mission (and the hundreds of side quests!), you will need to gain the trust of the local inhabitants. Talk with people, negotiate with rich merchants, save oppressed farmers, take on dangerous predators and even undergo a mystic ritual with the Shamaz priests of Adelpha. Every Talan has a unique history and personality.
You take on the role of Cutter Slade, an elite soldier sent to an alien planet as Earth’s last chance, (we’re always doomed, right?). It’s there that you’ll explore a world that merges science and magic, native cities, and enemies that won’t go down without a fight. Fundamentally, it’s about making the right choices in a world that has its own individual ecosystem, because the fate of two universes depends on your success – no pressure.
Outcast: Second Contact is a remake of the 1999 game that was originally released for PC. This time around it’s out on PS4, Xbox One and PC in October of this very year.
Check it out below: