Are you ready for a new 2D roguevania action game? Then you might want to keep an eye out for Konami’s upcoming GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, which heads into the Steam Early Access schedule on May 13, with a full launch slated for PC and Switch in 2022. GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is developed by GuruGuru alongside Konami Digitial Entertainment. Check out the trailer below for what to expect.
One thing you will immediately notice about GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is the aesthetic, which is striking and based on traditional Japanese art. Players weave their way through Ukiyo-e-style underworld levels and master multiple weapons and tools that can work together to create varied playstyles. Fending off evil spirits and big bosses feels pretty regal here as players engage in the artistic tapestry with every attempt at a run.
Interestingly, this is not the first game in the GetsuFumaDen world. The original Getsu Fuma Den released exclusively in Japan on the Famicom in 1987, so there’s a good chance you wouldn’t know it never existed. Obviously, the new game is quite different, but the original title featured a 2D side-scrolling platform mixed with first-person exploration. Why is this particularly relevant? Well, if you go for the Early Access phase of GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, you’ll also get a port of the original game, so you can come back for a quick history lesson before you dive into today’s offerings. hui.
Why early access anyway? “Having an early access period gives us a great opportunity to build a community for GetsuFumaDen and make sure the game is as strong as it gets. Throughout this period, we want to use user feedback and foster active discussion to improve the quality of the game, ”says producer Shin Murato. “We will be working very closely with our community to help bring this game to life through content review, bug fixes and balancing. We are currently focusing on early access; we will share more details about the Nintendo Switch in the future. “
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