The highly anticipated Evolved Kemono Girls Godslaying RPG, Echocalypse, has officially been announced to launch on October 20, 2022 worldwide. The Echocalypse player base is the Awakeners, and the game is available for pre-registration for iOS and Android devices. With the increasing pre-registrations, the first 1 million to pre-register players will receive the Heart of Nebu Hero/Heroine skin.
About the Developers
Echocalypse is being developed and released by Youzoo Games, one of China’s biggest video game developers. Based in the Xuhui District of Shanghai, they are most renowned for their MMORPG title, “League Of Angels.” Youzu Games mostly develop games in the MMORPG and Gacha genre.
Echocalypse being an Evolved Kimono Girls Godslaying RPG might sound confusing for newcomers, so let us give you a little insight into the game.
Many ancient prophecies about disasters have come true in a post-apocalyptic world. Humanities were forced to hide in shelters; humans tried to reclaim the outside world once the disasters had passed. However, something called the “Echo Crystal”; tiny particles in the air had corroded the breathable air. These “Echo Crystals” created white dust that would harden human bodies and kill them from the inside out.
Only a handful of humans, who fused with an animal during the hardening process, could survive the corroding process. These exceptions were called Cases, the only hope for mankind. In the post-apocalyptic world, 4 factions control most of the areas and possess the powers of the Cases.
The Kimono Girls or Monster Girls, are divided into 4 factions:
Located in the North, has control over the city of Stoker. Primarily focused on the development and control of technological powers. Bifrost Industries consists of 5 Kemono Girls:
Case Prototype: Giant Squid
Case Prototype: Frost Horse
Case Prototype: Arctic Fox
Case Prototype: Snowy Owl
Case Prototype: Snow Bunny
The Church of Augustine follows the Heavenly Voice and the Heavenly Truth. Founded over 2000 years ago, the founders of the church were called Oracles as they could hear the voice of God. The Augustine Empire consists of 5 Kemono Girls:
Case Prototype: White Peacock
Case Prototype: Griffin
Case Prototype: Bald Eagle
Case Prototype: Sheep
Case Prototype: Vampire Bat
Tribes scattered over a vast land, through the Book of Falco, were able to harness the powers of the new world and are firm believers of their Gods. The Nebu Alliance consists of 5 Kemono girls:
Case Prototype: Horus
Case Prototype: Egyptian Mau
Case Prototype: Bird-of-Paradise
Case Prototype: Garula
Case Prototype: White Rhino
Located in the Eastern region, they wanted to create a Joint Council to regulate the resources and allot them accordingly. However, due to some differences in ideologies, Eastrise parted ways with Bifrost Industries. Eastrise consists of 5 Kemono Girls:
Case Prototype: Qilin
Case Prototype: Phoenix
Case Prototype: River Dolphin
Case Prototype: Ibis
Case Prototype: Chimera
What to Expect?
Echocalypse was released in Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines as a soft launch/early access. The game received mixed responses from the playerbase; despite having a really good soundtrack, beautiful character designs, and animations, the gameplay had many issues.
Usually, mobile gacha/RPG games tend to have a lot of grinding required and thus come with an autoplay feature. Speeding up the entire grinding process using x2 is extremely helpful, as the game gets repetitive and boring otherwise. Unfortunately, Echocalypse failed to offer some of these basic features to its player base, causing them to have to sit through all of it. To top it all off, many QoL changes are level-gated, making the experience slightly annoying.
On the positive side, Echocalypse has incredible SSR pull rates for their gachas. Standing at 3% is pretty decent, along with a guaranteed SSR on your 51st pull. So this offer is quite appealing for Gacha addicts, along with other ways to get SSR Kemono Girls.
Hopefully, in the global release, the developers will decide to take the criticism they received from their early release and patch some of the issues with the gameplay.