From Atlus and developer Roland Studio, Daydreamer: Awakened Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 on May 31 in North America and Europe for $9.99. An Xbox One release will follow on June 3.
A side-scrolling platformer/shoot-em-up, Daydreamer was originally released on PC. For the console version, Roland Studio added more difficulties, a brand new ending, a world map function, and a ranked mode, with enhanced controls and improved combat also included.
Playing as the last human on Earth who was kept in a stasis cell by invading aliens as a trophy, here’s what you need to know about Daydreamer: Awakened Edition‘s features:
- Twitchy Retro Gameplay – Those who live for intense side-scrolling, platforming, and shooting action will feel right at home, because players will shoot, whip, shield, jump, and warp their way to the Earth’s core. The design choices in the game harken back to gaming’s arcade classics!
- A Varied Combat System – With a dearth of different weapons and abilities at the daydreamer’s disposal, she will eradicate aliens with energy, homing, ray, helix, and flamethrower blasters, and melee mutants with her whips. She also has the abilities to shield against damage, warp to hard-to-reach areas, slow down time, and more. But they don’t come cheap-players must hunt for Psymatter in order to buy the weapons and items that will aid her along her hazardous journey.
- Powerful Pets – Psymatter also can be used to purchase/sustain a loyal pet companion to stay by your side to the death (or until you run out of Psymatter). From fuzzy turtles to vicious weasels, pets will offer invaluable support in varied forms to the daydreamer.
- Frightening Bosses – If normal aliens, mutants, robots, and bugs aren’t bad enough, the bosses of Daydreamer: Awakened Edition are truly terrifying to behold. The disturbing Mr. Smiles, the repulsive Grimeboy, and ferocious, but still kind of cute, Rabies Rabbit are just some of the creepy boss monsters brought to life in the game.
- Numerous Improvements – Since this is the Awakened Edition, that means there are a multitude of improvements and additions to the original release. Besides gameplay tweaks and balancing, there are now more difficulties, enhanced controls, improved combat, a ranked mode/leaderboard for the competitive, world map function, a brand new ending, and much more.
Daydreamer is developed solely by Roland Womack, who was inspired by the 8-bit era of classic arcade-style games.