Lexis Numerique Reveals New Details and Screenshots for the Upcoming PSN Horror Title AmySTATION NETWORK

This Fall, players will run, hide and fight their way through one of the most innovative survival horror titles to date. More details, and screenshots, after the jump.

Lexis Numérique, one of the biggest independent game design studios in Europe, today revealed new details about the storyline of AMY, along with brand-new assets from the upcoming survival horror/adventure title launching on the PlayStation®Network this Fall.

AMY takes place in December 2034 in the small town of Silver City (Midwest, USA) after a comet strikes, wreaking havoc on humanity and unleashing a deadly virus that has infected almost everyone. Players take on the role of Lana, who regains consciousness in the midst of all the mayhem.  The world she once identified with seems to have been torn to Hell, and most of the people she knew have now become part of a wild horde. Lana feels the virus beginning to infect her and knows she must run as far as possible to escape the nightmare. The presence of the titular Amy, a seemingly defenseless eight-year-old autistic girl who has curious powers, forces her to make choices that will affect both their lives. Together, they must fight or run from the infected humans, demons and the military, in the hope of not only saving each other, but also the future of humanity.

The cooperative gameplay featured in AMY is a deep and unique system that requires players to strategize in order to protect Amy and keep both characters alive . Unlike other games with a secondary character, Amy is neither a super warrior, nor a docile character that follows along. Players must use Amy’s size and special abilities to their advantage by keeping her close in order to ward off the virus, and having her complete tasks that Lana can’t.  For both to survive, Lana must stop at nothing to keep Amy safe.

In addition to the unique co-op gameplay, AMY features original stealth-action elements and an emphasis fierce melee combat. Because Lana and Amy are often weaker than their enemies, players must choose to fight, or escape by running, pushing enemies away or hiding until the creatures depart.  Adding yet another twist to the gameplay, players must balance Lana’s level of infection in order to navigate monster-ridden areas.  When Lana allows herself to succumb to the virus by separating herself from Amy, she is no longer attacked by the bloodthirsty creatures. But if she’s exposed too long without protection, she will not make it through alive.

AMY‘s cinematic atmosphere, unique visual and audio design, and rich character and environment backgrounds will give players a fully immersive and visceral gaming experience like never before. Created using detailed modeling and motion capture animation, AMY will feature some of the highest quality graphics and animation available from a downloadable game.

AMY is currently in development by VectorCell studios under the direction of Paul Cuisset, French creator of mythic games such as ‘Flashback‘ and the ‘Moto Race r‘ series. The game will be available for download on the PlayStation®Network this Fall. To get all the news straight from the studio, please visit the official facebook page.

Created in 1990 and with more than nine million games sold worldwide (as of Jan. 2010) through prestigious partners (Electronic Arts®, Ubisoft®, Disney Interactive®, …), Lexis Numérique is one of the biggest independent games design studios in Europe. Lexis has been known for its innovating games (In Memoriam, aka Missing: Since January) and its successful kid games. Lexis is currently developing NextGen games for a mature audience and is also dedicated to become a major publisher of top quality online games.

VectorCell is Paul Cuisset’s studio. Paul is an industry veteran whose recognition began with the games he created at Delphine Software, one of the largest French Studios in the 90’s. Paul created mythic games such as Flashback or the Moto Racer series (5 million games sold worldwide).  A large part of the Flashback team is now working on Amy along with other veterans. VectorCell is owned by Paul Cuisset with a participation of Lexis Numérique.