From publisher Humble Games, a chellenging souls-like Metroidvania has been confirmed to launch on Switch on September 27th. Developed by Black Mermaid, Moonscars sees you take on the role of Grey Irma, a fierce warrior who must overcome deadly opponents and build up his strength in a non-linear world where "every death is a lesson learned". Definitely sounds quite familiar to fans of Dark Souls, doesn't it!
Aesthetically, the game also shares some stark similarities to Blasphemous, which proved a hit with fans of the Metroidvania genre with its often brutal difficulty and mature themes. We're definitely a fan of the overall vibe here, and if you've read a series of books called Malazan Book of the Fallen, don't you think the protagonist kind of looks like the dark lord 'Anomander Rake'? Look him up!
Here's the lowdown from Humble Games:
Under grim moonlight, the fierce clayborne warrior Grey Irma battles, driven by a lonesome purpose: Find the Sculptor, and unravel the mystery of her existence.
Push the limits of your combat skills, and master new abilities to progress through an unforgiving nonlinear 2D world. Face off against the relentless darkness that seeks to destroy you. In Moonscars, every death is a lesson learnt—and as you overcome each challenge, new truths will be revealed.
Death Shapes You – Before you rise, you first must fall. Mold yourself into a master warrior through a cycle of trial and triumph.
A Grimly Gorgeous World – Explore the shadows and secrets concealed in the moonlight of a painterly nonlinear 2D realm marred by desperation and despair.
Test Your Resolve – Sharpen your skills and reflexes in challenging, action-packed combat. Slash and parry with your sword, wield unique special weapons, and command powerful Witchery.
The Moon Hungers – Unearth a strange, dark fantasy tale filled with twists and intricate worldbuilding. Seek the truth of your creation and be rewarded.
Clay, Bone, and Ichor - Bear witness to tales and memories of betrayal, suffering, and revenge as Grey Irma and her fellow beings of flesh and clay seek truth and purpose.
Does this one look up you alley, or have you had your fill of souls-like Metroidvanias? Let us know in the comments!