exception xbox one

Combining 2D action with a 3D world, Exception will soon be hitting console and PC. Today, the team at Traxmaster Software go into detail about what you will find.

Running as the debut title for Traxmaster Software, Exception will be found launching on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC over the summer, seeing us given the chance to battle an insidious virus in a transforming environment – all in order to save Granny’s computer!

Exception is a combat platformer set inside an elderly woman’s computer, a computer which has been overrun by totalitarian malware. Featuring good old run/jump/attack controls, it aims to reinvent traditional platforming through a unique transformation mechanic where levels rotate and move, opening up new and exciting gameplay elements.

“As a hardcore NES nerd, I feel inspired by games like Ninja-Gaiden and Castelvania and feel like simplicity is the key to a great gaming experience,” said Will Traxler, Founder of Traxmaster Software. “Exception has this old school vibe with a modern rotating twist that takes advantage of today’s 3D technology. It’s a game which is easy to pick up and play and will bring joy for a novice gamer just as much as it will for a professional speedrunner.”

In Exception it’ll be up to you to take on the role of a hero who must vanquish the malicious invader that is crippling the system before it crashes. Using easy controls, you’ll find yourself traversing through timed byte-sized levels, overcoming various obstacles and enemies as quickly as possible to secure a place on one of the online leaderboards catered to different playstyles.

No matter whether you choose an evasion tactic or straight up combat, Exception’s classic platforming experience features an innovative level shifting mechanic, which spices up the gameplay and reveals secret pathways and collectables. And by combining two-dimensional action with a three-dimensional world, most certainly offers a fresh take on the classic platforming experience.

As always, once that release date is known we’ll be sure to bring you it, but in the meantime settle back and take in the trailer below.

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