Vernal Edge is a fast-paced Metroidvania with family drama, about to transform
A mysterious floating city, estranged father figure and sword fighting are just three of the features that seem to run through. Vertical edge – Metroidvania pixel art is coming to Switch soon – and this level of mystery has definitely caught our attention.
After a success Kickstarter campaign, publisher PID Games took to Twitter to announce that the slasher family movie Hello Penguin is coming to Switch soon. The announcement also shows the reveal of a console trailer that shows the game’s mechanics in action.
Those eager to explore Haricot’s floating kingdom will play Vernal, a hero trying to find her estranged father to mend her past. The journey seems quite classic from a Metroidvania point of view, but the classic pixel style and fantasy setting make us think Astalon: Tears of the Earth and Lodoss War Record: Deedlit in Fairy Labyrinthand we’re always happy to see more games like this!
We’re also intrigued to see 3D gameplay in another 2D game – as you can see in the trailer, navigating Haricot’s floating islands adds a different visual style to the mostly pulsating genre. around it.
For a closer look at some of the features you can expect to find in Vernal Edge, check out the following from the game Steam page:
– Metroidvania is fast-paced – Explore the floating islands of Haricot. Town or dungeon, leave no stones for more power! Jump, surf, slide your way into beautiful pixel art environments and don’t forget: the secret can be anywhere!
– Dynamic combat and reward system – Strive for excellence as you master Vernal’s many combos and spells to create the deadliest set of attacks to slay your enemies! The vast number of options at your disposal each time you strike your enemies make Vernal Edge’s battles a constant source of renewed excitement.
– Do it your way – As long as there is wind in your sails and fire in your heart, you are free! In Vernal Edge, you can fly to any island you want and explore them in the order you choose.
The PC demo can now be found on Steam for those who want to experience the adventure on the platform.
While we don’t have an official release date yet, you can be sure we’ll update any announcements faster than you can say ‘fanantasy-inspired Metroidvania revenge mystery”.
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