Bright Memory: Infinite one of the most anticipated indie games is finally launching next week on consoles. We first saw the original game Bright Memory now known as Bright Memory: Episode 1 way back in 2018. This Devil May Cry / Final Fantasy FPS hybrid combo was already impressive on its own. But it becomes even more astounding when you realise it was created by a solo indie developer in his spare time.
Bright Memory officially launched in March 2020 as a kind of proof of concept. Now, instead of creating an Episode 2, the game was remade and expanded in both gameplay and story into a full-length title called Bright Memory: Infinite.
Developed by FYQD Studio and published by PLAYISM, Bright Memory: Infinite will be out on the 21st of July 2022 on the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.
Bright Memory: Infinite – Gameplay
For those of you who know nothing about Bright Memory: Infinite, it’s an action FPS game with stunning cyberpunk visuals and fast-paced electrifying combat.
From the get-go, the game gives players a range of abilities to use. Each one giving the game more variation, and making the combat feel more rewarding. Over the course of the game, players will unlock new abilities for Shelia, ranging from simple levitation powers, to full-on Force Push abilities that launch opponents across the map. These supernatural abilities are used in tandem with Shelia’s katana and firearms, resulting in some fast-paced, complex combat.
Some of the most intriguing abilities in Bright Memory: Infinite include a Tractor Beam power, which drags enemies towards the player, allowing them to be used as human shields. An Aerial Slash, which propels Shelia forward while cutting down opponents in her way. And a Shock Punch, which knocks back enemies. On top of that, Shelia’s katana can be upgraded with a variety of ranged, and close-quarters abilities, resulting in gameplay surprisingly reminiscent of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Mix and match available skills and abilities to unleash magnificent combos on your enemies. Your trusted sword allows you to slash through crowds of enemies and even repel their gunfire. The guns you come across in-game can be customized with a variety of ammunition. Choose between incendiary bombs, sticky grenades, homing missiles, and more to suit your situation.
As players progress through the game they’ll unlock four different firearms. Ranging from a shotgun, to a burst fire pistol, to an assault rifle. Though the arsenal is incredibly simplistic, using these weapons in tandem with Shelia’s powerful abilities leads to some very satisfying gameplay moments. The entirety of Bright Memory: Infinite can be completed in just a couple hours, but its intricate and varied combat system makes the experience a memorable one.
Bright Memory: Infinite – Story
Not just an action FPS, the world of Bright Memory: Infinite is one that is as complex as its gameplay. It begins in the year 2036, the world has been hit with a strange phenomenon. A number of mysterious rifts open up around the world without any explanation. The world’s best minds come together to form the Supernatural Science Research Organization (SRO) in order to research this phenomenon.
SRO sends out agents across the world, who soon discover that these rifts are the result of an ancient piece of technology. A weapon that the SAI, a ruthless military organization, are hunting.
You play as Shelia, one of SRO’s global agents, tasked with single-handedly stopping the SAI, and putting a stop to this unknown threat. While this task seems like an impossible one, Shelia is no ordinary secret agent. Equipped with a katana, a slew of weapons, and a plethora of supernatural powers, Shelia is more than capable of taking down the SAI, and saving the world.
Bright Memory: Infinite
Bright Memory: Infinite will feature full 4K resolution with ray-tracing running at a locked 60fps when running on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series console. Those will capable displays are able to enjoy 120fps gameplay. PlayStation 5 players can also enjoy DualSense adaptive trigger support.
“We know that Bright Memory: Infinite will set a new benchmark for what indies can do on console hardware.”
Previous purchasers of Bright Memory on Xbox Series X|S receive a 20 per cent discount on Bright Memory: Infinite. All console versions feature the same content, with all the paid cosmetic DLC from the PC version available with the purchase of the game. The game is currently available on PC via Steam or GOG, and will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch on July 21.