PQube has revealed its latest retro-styled action-adventure game Aggelos, coming to Nintendo Switch later this year.
Looking like it was plucked straight out of the 16-bit era, Aggelos is a modern-day take on games of the past inspired by non-linear Japanese retro adventures such as Wonder Boy In Monster World. The game hurls players into the middle of a colossal struggle for survival, as beings from another dimension threaten to invade the peaceful Kingdom of Lumen.
There are secrets and side-quests, 2D action melee combat, and various magical abilities to discover. You can check out the game's feature list below.
A vast kingdom to explore: Venture through forests, seas, cave systems and ancient temples as you seek to uncover the magical elements needed to save the world from total annihilation.
A classical non-linear adventure: Explore a sprawling world that gradually reveals itself, Metroidvania-style, as you gain new abilities and equipment.
Deadly encounters: Thwart towering bosses and their tricky minions as you take on perilous mainline quests and optional odd-jobs for the people of Lumen.
Tactical depth: Unlock magical abilities and high-level attacks, expertly chaining these immense powers together to clear screens of enemies in seconds.
Stunning sprite art: Forget out-of-place modern art: Aggelos boasts superlative character designs and animations while remaining proudly, and faithfully, 16-bit through and through.
Memorable chiptunes: Lose yourself to a retro-inspired soundtrack that floods the Kingdom of Lumen with life.
The game has just launched today on Steam and is expected to arrive on Switch "soon" in 2018. We'll make sure to keep an eye on this one as it gets nearer to release.
Do you like the look of this one? Are you a sucker for the nostalgia of retro-styled graphics? Let us know if you're interested in the game with a comment below.