Numskull Games has revealed SuperEpic, a satirical Metroidvania-style game headed to Switch this December.
Seemingly a perfect fit for anyone who hates the not-so-lovely elements of modern video game development (yes, we're talking about microtransactions), SuperEpic has players heading out on a quest to save games as we know them. You'll be smashing your way through the headquarters of an evil game development company that controls society by addicting citizens to their free games.
The humour doesn't end with just that core idea, though, oh no. For starters, the protagonists of this story are a raccoon and a llama, and continuing the satirical theme on micro-transactions, all levelling and powering up in the game is based on a pretend, in-game economy system.
- Two game modes – play a classic single-player story mode with handcrafted levels, or a roguelike mode which procedurally generates the game map to make each run completely different
- Cross-media experience – hidden QR codes launch mini-games to play on your mobile when scanned, uncovering secrets in the main game
- 8 hours of gameplay – a first run on the story mode will take roughly 8 hours, but the procedural mode provides endless fun
- 16-bit era graphics – super fluid animations and spectacular bosses, all represented in gorgeous ‘Neo-Geo’-esque 16-bit pixel art
- Original storyline & soundtrack – a story featuring unique, strong characters with plenty of humour and personality, and a soundtrack from SonoTrigger (‘Rise & Shine’, ‘Blue & Bullets’, ‘Supermagical’)
- Completionists – tons of achievements & secrets to unlock for completionists
- Micro-transaction satire – satirises modern gaming practices, with a huge enterprise run by greedy business-pigs which has gradually replaced all the fun in video games with adaptative and addictive algorithms to control people’s minds
As noted above, the game will be appearing on Switch and other platforms this December. Will you be keeping an eye out for more on this one? Tell us below.