Remember just a few weeks ago when we told you about the robot utopia of Retro Machina coming to PC and consoles early next year? Well today, publisher Super.com and developer Orbit Studio have treated us to a raft of details regarding the wonderful world the retro-futuristic action-puzzler is set in.
What’s clear from the outset is that Retro Machina features a gorgeous hand-painted art style, which creates a world inspired by the works of sci-fi literary masters Isaac Asimov (The ‘Foundation’ series) and Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey). You’ll be able to explore five unique biomes throughout the game, each possessing their own intriguing aesthetic. So let’s check out the individual biomes and a brief description of the settings listed below:
- Endeavor City – Protected and isolated from the outside by a glass dome, Endeavor City is the only known city that remains intact. It is inhabited only by robots that fulfill the function of keeping it perfect, and imperfections are not tolerated.
- Nucleonics Factory – Hiding inside the forest is the old Nucleonics Labs factory. Even though it has been deactivated for a long time, it still contains several machines that were built but never used.
- Atomic City – Atomic City was once one of the greatest cities in the world. Now it is only a shadow of its former self. The ruins hide several dangers, but also treasures and mysteries to be revealed. Some of the buildings remain intact, such as the Venus Mall and Drive-in, a reminder of its former inhabitants.
- Marine Nation – The floating city was designed to be grand and imposing. Among the luxurious buildings, you can find the old casino flooded by water. In the central square lies the ruins of the statue of its founder and his immense tower, a monument to his ego. Today, the fate of Marine Nation is to sink slowly into oblivion.
- Serendipity Mountain – The great and serene mountain has a huge rocket at its peak, where it has rested for a long time. Even from a distance, it is possible to observe strange constructions and structures on its surface which lead to its interior, but what is hidden there remains a mystery.
The lone robot worker tasked with uncovering the mysteries in Retro Machina is going to face different challenges in each of these environments, ensuring the use of every tool at his disposal; especially if he’s to seek help for his much-loved home. Fortunately, with the ability to control other robots, he’ll be able to turn enemies into allies in order to overcome the treacherous traps that may be waiting for him.
Retro Machina is slated for a Q1 2021 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.