From Press Release:
Madrid, March 4th. – Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain (SIE Spain) and Aeternum Game Studio are excited to show the new gameplay trailer for Aeterna Noctis, the hand-drawn 2D metroidvania that will be released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 by late 2021. New levels, enemies and game mechanics are revealed in the latest trailer that you can watch below these lines.
Players will journey through 16 different levels, each one of them with its own flair, facing hordes of enemies, defeating powerful final bosses and overcoming all kinds of challenging puzzles. This 2D-metroidvania will be released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 later in 2021.
Despite having 16 levels, the devs at Aeternum Game Studios remind that the footage shown in this new trailer is just a small glimpse of all the content the game will have when it releases later this year. Developed as part of the PlayStation®Talents project, Aeterna Noctis tells the story of the King of Darkness and the Queen of Light. They are both cursed to fight each other eternally and even death could not free them from their destiny since they have been granted the gift of immortality. Players will experience this never-ending conflict through 16 challenging levels.
One of the most important features revealed during the extended gameplay was the leveling system. Aeterna Noctis has a skill tree where the player chooses the upgrades for the King of Darkness through three separate paths: melee combat, survival attributes and magic abilities. Each one of these ramifications allows a deep degree of specialization but at the same time, are not mutually exclusive. Players are free to upgrade their character as they want.
- Experience a metroidvania with a challenging difficulty. Easy to learn, but hard to master as you gain experience and unlock new skills.
- Explore the mysterious lands of Aeterna in a non-linear way. You are always the one to choose your next challenge. All the levels are designed to fully exploit the movement skills of the characters, opening multiple ways to overcome each challenge.
- Enjoy a clean and fluid gameplay designed and polished to achieve a system that responds to 100% of the actions regardless of the speed and conditions in which they are executed.
- Immerse in a deep and beautiful story. Aeterna Noctis is not just about puzzles and platforms. It is also filled with epic moments and unexpected twists that will captivate even the most experienced of players.