Crescent Moon Games went to the old Press Release factory this morning and churned out an announcement for their game Morphite. This exploratory first-person shooter was originally planned for just the PC and iOS but now all major consoles are getting in on the sci-fi adventure. All versions of the game-including the Xbox One, PS4, and Switch-will release simultaneously on September 7th. While no price was given in the PR the European PlayStation stores have it listed at $18.99 USD.
The title is looking to take inspiration from games such as Metroid Prime and Ratchet and Clank with a lot of the focus being charting out new planets and areas looking for supplies and secrets. While the on foot sections of the game will be your normal FPS facade, the vehicle sections (on land and in space) will go to a third-person perspective. There will be the usual ship to ship combat and Starmap navigation, the fact that there will be ‘random encounters aboard your ship’ is pretty exciting.
For those looking for the ‘why’ of Morphite, the game features Myrah Kale, a woman working in a workshop aboard a space station. As she leaves her home to look for supplies, her routine mission grows into a quest on a cosmic scale. She’ll learn more about the stars around her, her life, and her destiny which is formed in the titular rare material. Basically, ‘Myrah must travel to undiscovered planets, roam uncharted sectors of space, and confront exotic creatures and locales in search of this Morphite.’
The game also contains the following features:
- Beautiful Stylized Low-Poly Look
- Environmental puzzle solving
- Scan creatures to sell their bio information to upgrade your ship and weapons.
- Find various upgrades throughout your adventures.
- Huge bosses to battle
- Navigate the stars with an easy to use Starmap system.
- Random encounters aboard your ship
- Real-time space combat
- Space trading
- Resource collection and trading
- Find random weapons and vehicles on various planets
- Upgrade your suit to survive harsher conditions
- Fully voiced main storyline
The trailer for Morphite is available below if you want to marvel at the unique geometrical design or just ignore the comparisons that you’ll most likely draw to No Man’s Sky.