Another day, another Metroidvania! You love to see it, right? The latest title, 9 Years of Shadows, comes from developer Halberd Studios and is due for launch on Switch later this year.
Visually, the game looks spectacular, with some lovely use of colour and lighting throughout. We're also pleased to see some familiar faces lend their talents to the game's music, including Mega Man's Manami Matsumae, Metal Gear's Norihiko Hibino, and Castlevania's Michiru Yamane.
Here's some more info from publisher Freedom Games:
For 9 long years, the world has been submerged in the deepest of shadows, robbing every object and living creature of their color. Once a thriving civilization, the people have forgotten the warmth of the sun, the joy of laughter and the promise of a prosperous future.
Many brave souls have tried to venture inside the corrupting depths of Talos Castle, a long-abandoned orphanage from which the curse stemmed, but with each futile attempt, resignation became the daily fare for the people, all hope lost. Except for one person.
Armed with little other than her halberd and sheer nerve, Europa’s daunting quest is clear: enter the castle, find the source of darkness, and return color to the lands before it is too late.
We'll keep an eye out for more info on the game's release in the coming weeks and months.
What do you think of 9 Years of Shadows? Reckon you'll add it to your Metroidvania collection? Let us know!