Iridium Studios, developer of the critically acclaimed Before the Echo, is proud to announce that its second title, There Came an Echo is now available as a console exclusive on the PlayStation 4 for $14.99. The game features a complex, cyberpunk narrative starring Wil Wheaton, Laura Bailey, Yuri Lowenthal, Ashly Burch, and more. An accompanying PS4 dynamic theme has been released alongside it for $1.99.
“Talking to people in real life is terrifying,” said Jason Wishnov, CEO of Iridium Studios, who is irrationally scared of most things. “That’s why we’re happy to release There Came an Echo; not only can you get some good practice in, but you get to boss Wil Wheaton around, too.”
Players will soon be able to order their units across the battlefield with standard commands (“All units, move to alpha three!”) as well as custom commands they can enter themselves (“Hey dude, drop several things as though they were hot”). Narratively, they’ll watch as Corrin Webb, played by Wil Wheaton, is thrown into a worldwide game over global intrigue over a piece of transhumanist technology that threatens to upend the world’s status quo.
“The video games are art argument has been driven into the ground, jumped the shark, and is now a dead horse. The blend of aural mastery, colorful art-design and general oddity, however, make There Came an Echo a nearly unrivaled sensory experience.”
8/10 – Hardcore Gamer
“From a technical standpoint, what Iridium Studios has done with There Came An Echo is an ambitious accomplishment that’s nothing short of magnificent.”
8/10 – Forbes Magazine
More About There Came an Echo
Ender Wiggin. Admiral Ackbar. That dude who commands the G.I. Joes. These totally rad commanders knew that battles are won not by a single footsoldier, but by issuing precise commands that put their units in position to achieve victory.
In There Came an Echo, follow in those commanders’ footsteps by giving orders to Corrin Webb (Wil Wheaton) and his squadmates in a unique real-time strategy experience. Using an advanced voice recognition system, direct your units through a variety of mission types against foes armed with futuristic energy weaponry and personal force fields. Make your move with standard commands (“All units, advance to Bravo 3!”) or utilize custom variants to express your unique personality (“Everyone, do the worm over to Buttface 3!”). Keep it classy, folks.
Follow a complex, character-driven sci-fi plot: Corrin, an ordinary cryptographer, is thrown into a deadly game of secret agendas when a group of mercenaries tracks him down in Santa Monica, California. Guided by the mysterious Val (Ashly Burch), Corrin must escape from a foe with seemingly limitless resources and discover what secrets his own unbreakable algorithm, Radial Lock, is safeguarding…information that, if released, will rattle the very foundations of reality itself. Also starring Laura Bailey, Yuri Lowenthal, Cassandra Morris, Rachel Robinson, and Cindy Robinson.
◾Experience an epic single-player campaign that focuses on plot and character development over the course of the game
◾Utilize a robust voice command system, or use standard keyboard/mouse/controller methods
◾Customize every command, unit, and location in the game to literally any word or phrase
◾20+ track original score by phenoms Ronald Jenkees and Big Giant Circles
◾Numerous language models supported, including various English-language accents and foreign languages!