New story trailer showcases stunning gameplay
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The pixel art ‘Metroidvania’ 9 Years of Shadow has been delayed to Q1 2023 on Switch, publisher Freedom Games has announced. The Steam and Epic Games Store release is set for October 10th 2022 as planned, however the decision to delay the release on Switch was apparently made only recently, with no reasoning cited at the time of writing. The game’s launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox one is also reportedly to be determined.
To soften the blow slightly, a story trailer has been released which showcases some incredible gameplay and gorgeous pixelated art design. What’s key here is that it looks like the hero will be able to equip various costumes based on elements like fire, water, and earth, allowing for new combat abilities and means of traversal. The Castlevania influences are clear, but by the looks of the new trailer, 9 Years of Shadows certainly succeeds in crafting its own visual identitiy. Time will tell if the gameplay itself manages to set itself apart enough.
Images: Freedom Games
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