During the publisher’s E3 Press Conference, Microsoft an exciting new IP from Keiji Inafune and Armature Studios known as ReCore, and if early footage is any indication, it has all the makings of something special.
Earlier today, Keiji Inafune divulged new details of his brand new AAA title, thus giving the world a better idea of what they should expect from this gorgeous upcoming game. ReCore is a theme-heavy game that doesn’t focus too heavily on combat and isn’t just all action, as it has more layers than that. ReCore is a game about a girl named Jewel and her robotic dog Mac, who find themselves living in a time with few human survivors of a devastated world. Mac, who is Jewel’s companion, is not a dog but a blue core which represents the soul. The player will have the opportunity to customize this core in any way they choose as they can place the core into other bodies similar to, or completely different from, the dog character seen in the reveal trailer. The relationship between the Jewel and Mac is one that rings familiar to that of Alyx Vance and her robotic canine-esque companion “Dog” from the Half-Life series.
In addition to the work that Infaune is providing, Comcept and Armature Studio, a team that had been formed by developers who had worked on previous titles like Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, will also be working on ReCore. Armature Studio hasn’t been much more than a port-house for games and HD Collections so far, as they have made ports of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, the underwhelming Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate, The Unfinished Swan, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.
The art-style and the thought-provoking world that these developers have created appears to be brilliant and breathtaking. The way the robots look is inventive and has a unique feel, which is fortunate due to the striking similarities the game shares with Guerrilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn. Hopefully Horizon: Zero Dawn wont overshadow ReCore, as this could potentially be a massive hit for Microsoft.