|Release Date(s)|| July 3, 2013|
July 5, 2013
July 6, 2013
July 6, 2013
|Media Included||Wii U Disk|
In a corrupting world of the United States, one of the worlds leaders in robotics, Search Industries, in a fit of bankruptcy the leader Chrome Hansen begins to fall into despair over losing his company and goes rouge on the United States, which forces him to set out his robots into major, killing machines against the United States.
Search Industries, being so far in front of technology than others, become the most powerful people in the United States with even the military being underpowered against Chrome and Search Industries killer machines. However, one of the technicians amongst the military, Missy Logs , uncovers an abandoned project dubbed, Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Being the United State's last hope for survival over Search Industries, Missy Logs revives the one remaining Project H.A.M.M.E.R prototype.Missy teaches the half-man and half-robot prototype in which she names M-09 to live, program himself and most importantly, use the power of his machinery and his Breaker Hammer to save the world. Once M-09 has learnt the basics of living, he starts on saving the United States by heading to Search Industries. Our hero storms down the streets of New York City as he makes his way to Search Industries, laying waste to all of Chrome Hansen's killer robots.
Upon arrival at Search Industries, M-09 hacks into the Security Feed, using a Hacker Missy Logs gave to him, and discovers the location of Chrome Hansen's Office. M-09 then heads to Chrome Hansen's office in hopes of ending his period of destruction
When M-09 arrives at Chrome's Office he finally encounters Chrome Hansen for the first time. Chrome announces he has heard much about M-09 from his "inside sources". At that moment, M-09 questions what Chrome could mean by his "inside sources" and who it could be (or what), however Chrome breaks escapes leaving M-09 still guessing.
M-09 contacts Missy Logs about Chrome's "inside sources in which Missy has no helpful information besides speculation. However she does suggest looking through Chrome's computer database which shows numerous transactions to Nathan Pinson, an independent manufacturer who specializes in generating computer technology.
With a new lead on where all Chrome's money went, M-09 decides to visit Nathan Pinson at Independent Outlet, his most likely location, the problem is when M-09 arrives at Independent Outlets the entire place is in Lockdown over a outburst of deadly gas released into the air from one of the Scientist Labs. After searching through the particularly small crowd, Nathan Pinson is nowhere to be found, and still inside the buildingFortunately M-09 is equipped with a Oxygen Regulator however it is inaccessible unless Software Upgrades are enabled, something which is not. However Missy can enable it if M-09 returns to HQ, which he does and Missy enables Software Upgrades. Unknown to M-09 and Missy, a unseen character appears on the screen of Missy's supercomputer, Vira. Whilst M-09 and Missy aren't watching, she hacks into Missy's computer, foreshadowing events later in the story.
M-09 returns to his mission and relocates Independent Outlet and enters through a hidden door, with the help of Missy's computer locating it. M-09 enters the building and immediately notices the strange coloured air from the deadly gas. Due to the discomfort of the Oxygen Regulator, M-09 decides to immediately search for the Air Purifier. M-09 soon finds the Air Purifier and restores the Air to healthy conditions and can remove the Oxygen Regulator.
Lastly, M-09 searches for Nathan Pinson in the Technology Quarter who he soon finds. However Nathan is in his dead state until he is awakened in which sets the Neon Energy coursing through his veins. Nathan is initially enraged until M-09 manages to return him out of his enraged consciousness.
Once Nathan Pinson is calmed down, through interrogation, M-09 discovers why Chrome's money was ending up in Nathan's pocket and who Chrome's "inside source". Chrome Hansen had tasked Nathan Pinson with creating an Artificial Intelligence, Vira who became Chrome's "inside source", which could hack into technology and steal money and end up in Chrome's account. Unfortunately Nathan's artificial intelligence programmed wrong and instead hacked into technology for her own purposes instead of what Chrome wanted her to do. Chrome attempted to hack into Vira however she changed and is hacking into every bit of technology and will wipe reality and it's too late to stop her.
M-09 leaves Nathan lying on the floor and contacts Missy again, feeding her information from his confrontation with Nathan. However, she believes their is a way to stop Vira by travelling into, Virtuality.
Once Missy has proposed her plan, M-09 agrees however entries to Virtuality are scarce and the only known one in New York City is in the abandoned Military Base, Millo. M-09 eventually arrives at Millo to discover the security is enabled and Millo is swarming with Security-Bots, active cameras and other various security which could instantly kill M-09Eventually M-09 reaches the Virtuality Gate by stealthy sneaking through Millo. He finds the Security Shutdown which he activates and disables the security, as well as the Security-Bots surrounding the Virtuality Gate. M-09 finally enters the Virtuality Gate and ends up in Virtuality, a futuristic world which is currently suffering from Vira's reign.
M-09 attempts to locate Vira in the corrupting Virtuality whilst making sure virus's don't attack his machine-half.
The land of Virtuality is rapidly deteriorating under Vira's control and M-09 finds himself in "The Dark Land", the are of Virtuality which has been mostly deleted. Suddenly Vira appears and puts M-09 into her special "Trials" to test id M-09 is worthy of living.
Eventually M-09 completes Vira's with exceeding results and Vira attempts to befriend M-09 however M-09 attacks Vira instead, seeing through her plan, and eventually Vira is defeated and stored in an encryption key.
M-09 exits Virtuality and returns to HQ and Missy searches through Vira's hardware for any clues as to Chrome's whereabouts. Suddenly, the glass wall inside HQ shatters and Chrome Hansen breaks in, prepared to kill M-09 and Missy Logs. After a long fight, M-09 ends up victorious against Chrome Hansen, who is now assumed dead.
After the fight M-09 and Missy return to the Supercomputer and Missy puts her headgear back on. However, when Chrome entered. Missy left Vira's hardware open giving her time to hack into Missy's headgear. A large electric burst from her headgear sends Missy to the ground.
Project H.A.M.M.E.R's gameplay is featured as a third-person, action-adventure game including. The player controls M-09, the primary protagonist, with some very unique abilities. Project H.A.M.M.E.R. alsofeatures off-screen capabilities and an off-screen mode which can be enabled/disabled in the Pause Menu.
The game features the open world of New York City which has been compacted to a smaller area. The open world is highly detailed and is crawling with killer robots.
Adding to the action-adventure in the game, aspects of platforming such as when the player is navigating through Vira's "Trials" in Virtuality. As well as platforming, some aspects of stealth rarely appear however it is predominantly featured when the player is navigating through Millo.
Project H.A.M.M.E.R features an unlocklable system which can be achieved from leveling up. To level up the player must collect Hardware Orbs which can be collected from defeating enemies. Once the Hardware Bar is full from Hardware Orbs, the player levels up and can unlock one Software Upgrade for M-09's machine half. SomeSoftware Upgrades can change the way the player views the game, Brain Hack, or can slightly change the game, Power Enhancer.
The game is controlled with the GamePad which can also open your inventory, status and Software Upgrade unlockables during gameplay to prevent pausing (unless off-screen mode is on).
The analog sticks control the players movement (left) and camera (right). The D-Pad can be used to select your Top 4 Preferences of items to use for quick-change. The A button is used for attacking, The B button is used for jumping, The X button is used for counter-attacking and The Y button is used for Power Attacks. Pressing Select will open up the Menu and pressing Start will open up the Pause Menu.
|An abandoned Project H.A.M.M.E.R prototype recovered by Missy. M-09 is half-man and half-machine and the United States last chance for survival against Search Industries|
|An expert technician at the Military Technology Workspace. When the United States was in peril she discovered the abandoned Project H.A.M.M.E.R and revived M-09|
|The leader of Search Industries, Chrome Hansen whose company has been passed down his family for generations. Due to money problems, Chrome set his robotic machines against the United States in a fit of despair over his company|
|Nathan Pinson is an independent manufacturer who specializes in generating computer technology such as Vira. Since his formal death, Nathan was revived with Neon Energy which has replaced his blood.|
|Vira is a computer generated virus created by Nathan Pinson that was generated to hack all technology and soon wipe all of reality|
New York City
|The main overworld in the game. New York City is now filled with numerous killer robots from Chrome Hansen|
|The military headquarters, often referred to as HQ, is the base of operations of Missy Logs.|
|Chrome Hansen's base of operations and his own workspace that he owns. The company has been passed down his family for generations|
|The place for every Independent manufacturer. Nathan Pinson is situated her as well as hundreds of independent workers|
|An abandoned Military Base, located on the outskirts of New York City. It is quite damaged and is mostly forgotten about|
|The place where every virtual thing resides. It is very high-tech and completely unlike reality. The only way to access Virtuality is through Virtuality Gates|
Home ScreenAt the home screen their are many different sections to look through. These sections include:-
Story Mode is the primary mode to play. The player gets to play through the entire story and can explore the world if they want. Once the story is completed the player can still search the world for robots to destroy or hunt down any hidden Easter Eggs.
In Tactic Mode the player can experience anything they have already witnessed throughout the game again. This can include things like boss fights, combat sections are certain parts of the story.
The extras section includes things such as game concept art, trailers, character models, collectibles and numerous other things that you can unlock throughout the game.
List Of Software Upgrades
- Project H.A.M.M.E.R was originally set to be a Wii game but development was halted for a few years and then released on Wii U
- Inside Virtuality, it is possible to see numerous "viral" videos from real life displayed in the background
- It is possible to access the game's first prototype by locating a hidden Time Machine inside Independent Outlet