Be amazed by the awe-inspiring piece of technology most recently owned by the snow pirates in Lost Planet 2 – no, this is not about the harmonizer. Although the giver of super-human strength and regeneration is impressive in its own right, its creativity level is light-years away from that of another invention: the Universal Switch and Storage Gadget (USSG).

Be amazed by the awe-inspiring piece of technology most recently owned by the snow pirates in Lost Planet 2 – no, this is not about the harmonizer. Although the giver of super-human strength and regeneration is impressive in its own right, its creativity level is light-years away from that of another invention: the Universal Switch and Storage Gadget (USSG).

While holding two one-handed weapons, this revolutionary device allows the character to casually swing his/her weapon-wielding arm behind the head and it will automatically “change” the weapon. This quick process which takes only fractions of a second is actually quite complicated. According to an unmentionable source, the USSG first senses the “request” for a weapon change when the arm is raised past certain threshold. Then appendages extend out from the USSG implanted inside the character’s body and grab hold of the weapon being swung back. At this point, the weapon being switched out is moved to the character’s hand using a sophisticated neurosensory system to pinpoint the hand’s location. After the character returns to the battle ready posture, the weapon holding appendages are reeled in close to the body to hold the weapon there.

There are, however a few questions in regards to the design:
1) Why the back is so often used when other body parts are just as available?
2) Is there a size limitation?

The back is used in order to accommodate varying sizes of the weapons. The USSG is capable of handling weapons of any size. Anything from pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles, to gunblades, rocket launchers, and even shields can undergo this convenient and perfect storage process. So long as the weapon isn’t unreasonably larger than the person, the device will make carrying a second weapon so easy that it makes equipping firewood a joy.

Variations of the device is often seen in other worlds, some even go so far as to include an optical camouflage over the unused weapon. Only those observant will notice the changes occurring over the few milliseconds when the character raises the arm and put it back down. For those not as astute, it often comes as a surprise as they find their body filled with shell fragments from what they thought was a dagger – when in reality their killer had swiftly switched out a shotgun with a swing of their arm to the USSG.

The USSG will not be available for general sale until Q3 of 2072, according to the aforementioned unnamed source.

USSG Demonstration

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