With the release of Viktor Kalvachev’s Blue Estate on Xbox One, just around the corner, developer HESAW have revealed that the sparkly new Xbox One version will have an exclusive new Arcade Mode available to be unlocked in-game.
To unlock this exclusive, simply finish the classic story mode and Arcade Mode can then be accessed from the main menu.
Arcade Mode will take place across 7 exclusive new levels, where the player has to beat a new set of challenges, with new, devious gameplay rules. Single player, with 3 difficulty levels, the key features of Arcade Mode will be:
‘Kill to survive’ – Kill enemies at regular intervals to stay alive. There will be no health guage, instead, a timer is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Kill an enemy before the timer reaches zero to reset this. Don’t let it get to zero of it’s game over.
‘Acquiring New Weapons’ – You start the level with a basic handgun. Here a counter indicates how many enemies you’ll need to kill in order to get a new, more powerful weapon. Each time you are shot, however, the counter is reset. When you’ve managed to grab a new weapon, this cannot be lost.
‘Using the Slow-Motion’ – A slow-mo guage fills up whenever you perform a headshot kill. When the guage is full you can trigger a slo-mo phase at any time. Use this to stop the timer from running out!
‘Fast Forward’ – Your skill and speed are rewarded with a fast forward feature. This sounds good until you learn that it triggers when all on-screen enemies have been killed, the camera speeds up until the next wave of bad guys is triggered. Each second of fast forward will earn you bonus points however.
Arcade Mode will feature a new scoring system and dedicated online leaderboards:
Bodyshot kills earn you 1,000 points, headshot and the painful sounding nutshot kills, 2,000 points each.
Slow-mo kill points are multiplied x3 for each enemy bumped off.
Fast forward seconds each earn you 5,000 points.
Each new weapon acquired will also earn you 50,000 points.
In Abnormal difficulty all points earned are multiplied x2, in Crazytrain difficulty, they are multiplied x3.
Killing all of the enemies in a level earns you a 100,000 point killing spree bonus at the end of each level.
With global ranking on the leaderboard, the highest level being ‘S’, don’t you want to be top of those boards?
The teaser trailer is below and the game is released on February 18th. Are you prepared to delve into the world of Blue Estate?
Back in April last year, we brought you news of a Kinect game for the Xbox One based on Viktor Kalachev’s Blue Estate. Well, it’s ID@Xbox announcement day by the looks of it and Blue Estate hasn’t been left forgotten on the driveway.
Developer, Hesaw have confirmed that the game, based on Kalachev’s comic books of the same name, will release on the 18th of February.
Get yourself immersed in the world of the Los Angeles mafia, fully loaded with original humour, gameplay and fun. Play as Tony Luciano, the homicidal maniac son of Don Luciano, and Clarence, an ex-navy Seal who has been hired to clean up Tony’s mess. Utilise the motion controls of your Kinect, if you have one gathering dust under the TV, rescue your girlfriend, dancer Cherry Popz, and wage war on the Sik Gang.
Xbox Live Gold member? Hesaw have confirmed that you’ll get 20% off the regular price if you are. It’s all good in the hood.
Hesaw have released a lovely new trailer to whet your appetite, and here it is.
HESAW and Focus Home Interactive are proud to present Blue Estate, the darkly funny rail shooter based on the Eisner Award-nominated Blue Estate comic books from Viktor Kalvachev. Designed from the ground up to exploit the unprecedented accuracy and precision of Kinect for Xbox One.
In Blue Estate, the players will play as Tony Luciano, the homicidal maniac son of LA’s crime boss Don Luciano, and Clarence, a broke ex-navy seal who has been hired to clean up Tony’s mess. While Tony wages war with the Sik gang in an attempt to get back his kidnapped “Helen of Troy”, Clarence has to try to end that war against increasing odds.
While experiencing the smoothness of motion control in a rail shooter, using the unique motion sensor capabilities of the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One®, the player will enter a fight for his life against the most absurd and dangerous enemies, such as scar covered champions that fight-to-the-death, Tony’s own hair and Chihuahuas that are too happy to see you. Players are given a series of primary and secondary weapons to help make their way through the hilariously perilous missions which will come in handy defeating the bosses who’ll try to end your game and your life. But sometimes firepower isn’t enough, so think before shooting and use cover to prepare your strategy, reload often, and try not to get turned into grated cheese.
A killing spree is always better when shared, and that’s why Blue Estate offers the opportunity for a second player to join the fun, through a cooperative mode where every headshot counts to show who’s the best trigger in da house!