Publisher Graffiti Games and developer Mantra have announced a new pixel art Metroidvania called Elderand, due to launch on Nintendo Switch and PC on February 16th, 2023.

Utilising a classic pixel art visual style, the game is a true gore-fest with blood and monsters all over the shop. It will implement RPG elements, crafting mechanics, and more than 60 different enemy types to cut down as you journey through a dark and dangerous world.

Here's a look at the features from Graffiti Games:

- Wield an arsenal of killing devices, including whips, swords, axes, daggers, bows, magic staves, and more. Different weapons have different stats, so try them all!
- Satisfying Metroidvania-style exploration meets terrifying Lovecraftian creatures in this detailed hand-drawn pixel world with glorious gothic aesthetics and handcrafted level design.
- Players can customize the experience to best suit their play style with RPG-like features, from their character’s appearance to their skills, stats, and weapons.
- Collect loot from exploration and fallen enemies and then use it to upgrade weapons via crafting.
- Travel to the many corners of this perilous land, such as an inviting village with merchants, a forest, a temple prison, floating islands, a cursed Cathedral, and the hellscape that is Elderand itself.
- More than 60 different enemy types and around a dozen bosses to slay.
- Collect lost letters and other correspondence from the poor souls who came before to learn more about the darkness taking hold of this grim land.

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