2014 saw the release of Teslagrad, an innovative new metroidvania title that utilised a unique, hand drawn visual style. We rather liked it in our review, and even got to discuss the game at length with the developers. One of the points brought up in the interview was that Teslagrad was set in a greater universe, and that there were plans to be more games that would expand upon it. Now, it seems that the next game has arrived, as Rain Games has just announced World to the West.
World to the West is a top down action puzzler that appears to take some inspiration from early Zelda games. You control one of four characters – one of which is a Teslamancer – and each one has unique abilities to help deal with enemies and environmental puzzles. There's no release date or platforms announced yet, but the studio did show a very promising teaser trailer. Check it out:
What do you think? Does this interest you? What did you think of Teslagrad? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
This definitely has my interest! Liked not loved Teslagrad but this looks like it has potential.
It looks as charming as Teslagrad. I never finished Teslagrad. Couldn't pass the mad scientist.
I couldn't get into Teslagrad,it was alright but I gave up around half way through.I'm currently playing through Guacamelee again and loving it just as much as the first time.I might give Teslagrad another go though when I've finished it.This one looks a lot more appealing though,look forward to finding out more.
Oh... I thought they were announcing "World" to the West. Silly me!
This looks pretty cool.
Just finished playing Teslagrad this week.
It was a decent game, but had some notable issues: mushy controls, some areas had weak level design, the physics didn't always behave consistently, and (worst of all) it caused mutliple hard locks on my Wii U. I wanted to love the game, and thought it included some great ideas, but the execution was disappointing.
Here's hoping that World to the West is an improvement. Rain Games has lots of talent, so despite my criticism it's good to hear about another game coming from them.
Whoa, this looks awesome!
I really liked Teslagrad, so I was always going to get whetever project these guys came up with next. The fact that it looks absolutely up my alley makes it all even better.
@OorWullie I've always said after playing Guacamelee that Nintendo should give those guys Metroid to do a 2d version. It would be excellent! Loved that game!
Legacy of the Wizard x old school zeldas. Sounds good to me.
Did not buy Teslagrad. Came here to say that I love it when games or whatever like this are in a shared universe. Very cool.
I loooove Teslagrad.
I'll definitely be picking up World to the West if it comes to a Nintendo system.
Wow looks great! Almost looks like I might enjoy this more than Teslagrad!
This will surely be excellent. Teslagrad has got to be one of the best games i've ever played, mechanics, level design, bosses, story and art were all top notch. From Metroid to Zelda in style, a natural and exciting progression.
@ejamer What do you mean by mushy controls? Also i'm very confident that the physics were consistent, i literally played through the game n new game + (kept all my upgrades) without dying. I was always able to do exactly what i wanted when i wanted.
Level design is subjective but i loved it, tons of things really stick out for me. I'm curious what areas did you find lackluster?
@Spoony_Tech I have no doubt they would make an excellent Metroid.My only gripe with Guacamelee is it's length,the final boss comes a bit too soon.Saying that,I'm going for 100% this time which should take me a while and I just discovered El Infierno and all it's challenge stages,I somehow missed them first time around.It's a shame their latest game will be a Vita exclusive but they have said Guacamelee 2 will probably happen at some point.
Thought at first this was like The Oregon Trail or something.
I see Mr. Rain Games personally gave this his signature.
Why does everyone keep screaming? I am losing my appetite. Let us all wish for more.
Teslagrad is great, and this looks also fun (and I am a Zelda fan). This also looks more accesable.
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