Get ready for a whole slew of new time loops out there with the announcement that Lemnis Gate will not only be coming this Summer, but it will also be hitting the PS5 and Xbox Series X when it does. That adds to the growing list of platforms that already had the PS4, Xbox One, and PC when Ratloop Canada dropped this title on us not too long ago. Dropped on us in the way of the initial announcement and now we just get more to look forward to when it comes to Lemnis Gate. I have a feeling we are going to need it with how the game has been built up with its twenty-five second matches set in a repeating loop for us all to need to survive out there. Now you can see where I was going with all of those looping jokes…
For those that do not know, that time limit is part of the gimmick that Lemnis Gate is going to offer to help try to keep things flowing and unique each time. With only twenty-five seconds to go out, hunt, plan, and try to take everything down, it is going to be something that we have yet to truly grasp with in many games. Something that is slated to make us all think like we are playing a 4D game of Chess while in a normal FPS-style title. It is going to be a bit off, but at least we know about when and on what systems we will see Lemnis Gate landing out there. Granted, it would be a bit nicer to have some better context to it all with these videos but beggars cannot be choosers at this point. Have a look at what we will have in store for us this Summer.
Lemnis Gate — Next-Gen Announcement
Frontier Foundry confirmed today Lemnis Gate, the pioneering, turn-based combat strategy shooter featuring revolutionary four-dimensional gameplay will be launching on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Summer 2021.
Developed by Ratloop Canada, in conjunction with Frontier Developments’ visionary games label, Frontier Foundry, Lemnis Gate suffuses the cerebral intricacies of chess into a heart-pounding, 4D FPS. In it, players disrupt the past to change the future. The rules are simple: defeat opponents across five, 25-second rounds. The twist is they’re the same 25 seconds; repeated. Within them, players take turns to execute an action, whether blasting enemies, capturing targets, or stealing objectives. After all turns have been taken the next round begins.
This ingenious time loop mechanic lets players progressively build strategies, whether online or local, in both 1v1 and 2v2 matches. As more operatives enter the fray, the potential for creative cunning rises. There are seven operatives in total, each bringing a distinct primary weapon and special ability. Since every operative is available right from the start, players can start strategizing straight away. This subversive and skillful 4D FPS rewards non-linear logic and abstract thinking, challenging players to both plan ahead and change the past as they build up to victory.
Strategy is just as important as skill in Lemnis Gate. With the freedom to devise unique game plans, and countless ways to execute them, no two matches are ever the same. Players will need careful observation and forward-thinking to master this original experience designed to be played time and time again.
Lemnis Gate is available to wishlist on PlayStation and Steam now, and will be launching in Summer 2021 on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Are you glad to see there be more options to play Lemnis Gate out there or would you like to see how it is going to flow before fully committing to it all? Do you think the short time loop will work out as planned or will it force gamers to set things down and move on just as fast? Do you think that the average gamer is going to be able to handle these quick-changing strategies along the way or will it just turn into a free-for-all as they usually do? Give us all of that feedback down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all as you wish. If we have more to share for Lemnis Gate, know it will be up on the site for you. All you have to do is keep checking back just as often to see it all as it gets out there.