Alter Echo ShipsTHQ today announced that it has shipped Alter Echo for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system as well as Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Alter Echo lets players morph between three combat modes and alter time with an innovative Time Dilation technology. Alter Echo is now available at major retail outlets throughout North America. "With a unique graphic style and innovative gameplay, Alter Echo offers core and casual gamers alike an eclectic and fun action experience unlike any other on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox," said Jack Sorensen, executive vice president of worldwide studios, THQ. In Alter Echo, players assume the role of Nevin, sent on a mission he does not yet understand to a planet whose very surface is alive. He discovers that illegal experiments have infected it and now he must fight for survival against a world gone mad. An advanced real-time skeletal morphing system lets players change between sword form, gun form and stealth form on the fly, including during combat. The Outrage-developed Time Dilation system allows players to freeze the action and cue up an unstoppable flurry of moves and special attacks. The groundbreaking PostFX camera system intensifies every action with unique visual effects, camera filters, and screen distortions.