Humble Bundle has announced that Aegis Defenders, a metroidvania style game announced for PC, will also be making it to the PlayStation 4. Aegis Defenders joins A Hat in Time as some notable PlayStation titles to be published by the well known company. It’s likely no coincidence that both titles are developed by indie group GUTS Department, either.
Here is Aegis Defenders’ announcement trailer:
Humble Bundle also released some details about the game’s mechanics, and a bit more about the jump to the PS4:
“Aegis Defenders is a love letter to classic adventure games that myself and many other members of GUTS grew up playing on the original PlayStation,” said Bryce Kho, Aegis Defenders’ Creative Director. Releasing our game on the PlayStation platform is a dream come true, and we’re honored to share space with some of the game industry’s most iconic titles.”
John Polson, Humble Bundle publishing lead, said, “Humble is incredibly proud of the team’s accomplishment, and we hope to continue to be the helping hand that guides independent developers and their must-play games like Aegis Defenders to as many gamers and across as many platforms as possible.”
- Uncover a Gorgeous 16-bit World: Featuring 16-bit inspired sprite visuals, every detail in the world of Aegis is painstakingly hand-painted as a love letter to an era of games that includes classics such as Final Fantasy, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda.
- Tower Defense Inspired Combat: Make use of Bart’s powerful defensive structures and Clu’s arsenal of firearms and traps in a fast-paced, flexible combat system that emphasizes a strong defense.
- Dynamic Character Swapping: Switch between up to four characters at any time to utilize the best passive abilities of inactive characters just as effectively as active characters.
- Cooperative and Tailored Gameplay: With drop-in/drop-out co-op, invite a friend in at any time to play the entire story campaign cooperatively.
Aegis Defenders will release this winter on the PlayStation 4 and PC.