ECHO Brings Its Sci-Fi Tale of Introspection and Discovery to PS4

Danish indie studio Ultra Ultra, which is comprised of former IO-Interactive developers, just released a new trailer for their story-driven sci-fi action game ECHO. Players take control of a space traveller named En that attempts to break into a mysterious structure called The Palace. The structure learns from the player, and it eventually creates clones (or “echoes”) of En that try to impede your progress. It’s set to release September 19 on PlayStation 4 and PC.

Check out the trailer below to get a better feel for ECHO:

Here’s how Ultra Ultra describe their game:

Introducing En, a callow space traveler who, after a century in stasis, arrives at her destination: A Palace born of legend, a marvel of an ancient civilization eons gone, still awaiting its first human occupants. Out here, using forgotten technology, En hopes to bring back a life that should not have been lost…

A character-driven story of introspection and discovery, ECHO quickly develops into something much more unsettling. Stepping into the shoes of En, it becomes clear that The Palace itself studies everything you are, everything that you do; in order to use it against you.

The Palace creates ‘Echoes’, with the sole purpose of destroying you. The game will shift and change as you do, constantly evolving its Echoes based your actions – If you sneak, they will get stealthier. If you shoot, they will start to shoot back.

Your only respite lies in the sanctuary of a Blackout. As The Palace shuts down in order to update its deadly copies of En, you have a small window of opportunity to act without consequence. But beware, when The Palace comes back online, your pursuers will now be even more relentless.

The enemy is you.

ECHO releases September 19 for PlayStation 4 and PC.