Capcom's PS4 exclusive Deep Down is actually set in 2094 New York
This year's Tokyo Game Show is happening right now in Japan and during Sony's Press Conference, Capcom released new information and footage of their new exclusive title for the PS4 called Deep Down. It was first revealed together with the PS4 back in February and first impressions of the game was a gorgeous looking action RPG fantasy game that could be inspired by either Dragon's Dogma, or even Dark Souls. Well, the new gameplay features does confirm that it was indeed inspired by at least one of the games I mentioned, but the settings is not what I was expecting: 2094 New York?
It was quite a surprise and for some reason a complete turn off when the concept of the settings greatly resembles what the Assassin's Creed series did with the whole Animus project. For Deep Down, it's set in the future, with the ability to revisit the past from various items. How I wish we'd just keep things simple and go with the fantasy setting.
Deep Down Ono presentation
Personal grips about the setting aside, the game does look amazing. The particle effects from fire and water really shows how strong these next-gen console can be if utilized properly. In this case, Capcom seems to be doing it right with their new Panta Rhei game engine. More footage was shown which focused on the game's combat. Not much detail was mention with the game's RPG elements and such, but they did confirm this being an online multiplayer game that allows you to play up to four players. They also mentioned randomly generated content - Procedurally generated dungeons, and monsters(even their appearance).
Deep Down trailer
It might be just me, but with how the gameplay and setting is so far, this really feels like an offspring of Dark Souls and Assassin's Creed. I was excited when they revealed Deep Down for the first time. Now, I'll put my guard up on this one.