Sundered Is a Replayable Metroidvania Coming to PS4 & PC in 2017
From Thunder Lotus Games (Jotun: Valhalla Edition), Sundered is a single-player, action-horror, hand-drawn epic coming to PlayStation 4 and PC in 2017. Describing it as a replayable Metroidvania, similar to Rogue Legacy and Super Metroid, Creative Director William Dubé explained what you can expect from Sundered:
Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses at the cost of your humanity.
Sundered is a game that builds on the strengths of Jotun: hand-drawn art, epic boss battles, and great immersion. However, we know Jotun was far from perfect. With Sundered, we’ve added more complex mechanics, tons of replayability, and meaningful choices. We’ve gone into a darker universe heavily inspired by Lovecraft’s writings.
Part of that replayability comes from the dynamic encounters against hordes of enemies, the procedural world, the ability to choose between humanity or madness, and multiple endings.
As for Jotun, Dubé says it was a critical and commercial success. “Not a crazy hit or anything,” he added, “but enough to keep us going as studio, which is more than you can ask from your first project.”