It's going to be a bit before we can play Alto's Odyssey. The followup to the ridiculously relaxing snowboarding game Alto's Adventure won't be out any time soon, developer Built By Snowman writes. "The endless desert still awaits and it's even vaste… Engadget RSS Feed
Fresh out of E3, we got a new glimpse of Alto’s Odyssey, the upcoming follow-up to Alto’s Adventure, in an interview between Geoff Keighley and Snowman’s lead producer, Eli Cymet. We got to see a full five minutes of gameplay, showcases some of the new elements that will be introduced in the game.
Alto’s Odyssey, the sequel to the runaway mobile hit Alto’s Adventure, is set for release this summer, and amid all the hype and noise of E3, developer Snowman quietly showed off our first good look at gameplay for the upcoming endless snowboarding game.
As teased in the initial trailer, Alto’s Odyssey moves the action from the snow-capped peaks of the first one to “a variety of desert locales.” Rails are attached to moving balloons instead of stationary buildings, which characters will be able to bounce off of to reach greater heights. Dust devils dance at the edge of jumps, ready to propel players upward. And in addition to the jumping, flipping, and rail-grinding mechanics from the first game, Odyssey is adding the ability to wall…
Not many could claim that Alto’s Adventure [$ 4.99] wasn’t a pretty game, but I did hear some players saying they wanted the game to have more complex mechanics and require more skill to navigate the environment, and it looks like Alto’s Odyssey, the upcoming sequel of sorts, is doing just that. As you can see from the E3 video below, Alto’s Odyssey introduces a new mechanic called wall riding, which lets you slide sideways on the background wall to make it through dangerous chasms. There are also balloons that you either have to clear or bounce on and even wind swirls that shoot you up in the sky.
I’m glad to see that Alto’s Odyssey will be more than a desert version of Alto’s Adventure, and I can see the new mechanics making it even more fun to play than the original. What do you think of these additions? The game is coming out this summer, but we have no information beyond that. In the meantime, head over to our forums if you want to talk about the game.
The follow-up to popular iPhone game "Alto’s Adventure" was showcased this week at E3, as the finishing touches are put on endless runner "Alto’s Odyssey" ahead of its launch on iOS this summer. AppleInsider – Frontpage News