QUByte Interactive has revealed a brand new original game called 2120 MARS: Project Colonies, a 2.5D side-scrolling action-adventure game inspired by the likes of Super Metroid, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Guacamelee!.

In the game, players take on the role of Lt. Anna “Charlotte” Right, a member of an enhanced elite group of Space Marines who's been sent on a mission to the first Human Colony on Mars. She's there thanks to a distress signal that was received on Earth and must used her enhanced abilities to traverse a large, interconnected world while fighting enemies and bosses alike.

We have a story synopsis for you below - it all sounds rather intriguing:

In the 22nd Century, mankind has developed the technology that made manned missions to other planets a reality. Following these developments, the UN led a treat signed by governments all over the globe to start investments on building Colonies on our nearest planets as means of addressing the issues with overpopulation and lack of natural resources on Earth.

The treat was a success and the program, codenamed Project: Colonies, produced inhabited colonies in several planets, the first of which Project: Mars, followed by Project: Venus and Project: Jupiter.

After going unresponsive for several weeks, the First Colony, in Mars, sends a distress signal to the UN on Earth which, in response, sends a group of Enhanced Elite Space Marines, led by Lt. Anna “Charlotte” Right, to identify the source of the signal and find out what happened to the Colony.

Upon descent on Mars their Spaceship is shot down, leaving just a wounded Col. Right to explore the Colony in pursuit of the truth of what lies behind all these incidents.

Other than the teaser trailer shared above, further details are still rather sparse. We do know that it's expected to launch on Switch later this year, however, and that gameplay details are expected to be released "soon".

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