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Here's where Velocity 2X is now, and where it's going

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Velocity 2X is a shoot-'em-up/platformer coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita from FuturLab, and the studio provided details on the development of the game's visuals today, along with a new gameplay trailer.

The 10-person team at FuturLab includes three artists, and they designed the look of Velocity 2X in the style of the original Flashback from 1992 as well as Eric Chahi's Another World. The studio initially had separate targets for the graphics on PS Vita and PS4, but was able to surpass its goals. Velocity 2X now features a variety of impressive visual effects, and runs at 60 frames per second on both platforms (in 1080p on PS4 and at the PS Vita's native resolution of 960 x 544).

According to FuturLab, today's trailer contains footage from an alpha version of Velocity 2X — "there's still plenty left to do," said James Marsden, the studio's managing director. That includes touch-up work on the animations for protagonist Lt. Kai Tana and the designing of additional levels.

Velocity 2X will be released later this year with support for cross-save and cross-buy.