PQube and developer Wonderboy Bobi has announced today that their upcoming retro-styled 2D action-adventure game Aggelos is available on PC now, and will be coming to consoles later this year. The game, which aims to capture the nostalgia of the 16-bit era with controls and gameplay of a modern age, is inspired by Japanese retro adventure games. In Aggelos, players will be hurled into a middle of a struggle for survival as beings from another dimension threaten to invade the peaceful Kingdom of Lumen.
For a brief overview of the upcoming game and its features, check out below for how Wonderboy Bobi describe the title:
Step through time and discover a mesmerizing new action-RPG that looks like it was plucked straight out of the 16-bit era but plays like a modern-day marvel. Inspired by non-linear Japanese retro adventures such as Wonder Boy In Monster World, Aggelos hurls players into the middle of a colossal struggle for survival as beings from another dimension threaten to invade the peaceful Kingdom of Lumen.
A vast kingdom to explore
Venture through forests, seas, cave systems and ancient temples as you seek to uncover the magical elements needed to save the world from total annihilation.
A classical non-linear adventure
Explore a sprawling world that gradually reveals itself, Metroidvania-style, as you gain new abilities and equipment.
Thwart towering bosses and their tricky minions as you take on perilous mainline quests and optional odd-jobs for the people of Lumen.
Unlock magical abilities and high-level attacks, expertly chaining these immense powers together to clear screens of enemies in seconds.
Stunning sprite art
Forget out-of-place modern art: Aggelos boasts superlative character designs and animations while remaining proudly, and faithfully, 16-bit through and through.
Lose yourself to a retro-inspired soundtrack that floods the Kingdom of Lumen with life.
Aggelos is currently slated to launch for various consoles later this year.