As someone who grew up in the days when 2D was the only way to video game (aside from Star Fox or something), it’s nice to see a new sidescroller with some craft put into it. Astlibra Revision is a pretty new epic just released for PC from developer Keizo and publisher WhisperGames.
Your nameless protagonist hacks and slashes his way through dozens of environments in what Keizo estimates is over 60 hours of gameplay. Astlibra also has RPG elements like interchangeable armor, weapon crafting, and leveling. And when the main game is over, there’s still plenty more to do with newly unlocked post-game story missions and extra upgrades.
The game looks gorgeous with lots of lavish hand-painted art; developer Keizo says they hired one of the artists from Vanillaware (Odin Sphere, 13 Sentinels) to handle the visuals.
Dive into a Constantly Expanding World: With over 60 hours of gameplay, awaken to a no man’s land as the protagonist goes on a quest to find the girl he met during his childhood.
From One Time Travel to the Next: Explore a variety of locations featuring refined graphics by industry veteran, Shigatake of Vanillaware
Travel Back to the Golden Age Of JRPGs: Hack and slash through countless enemies, mixing up your strategies to overcome any foe.
Forge Your Character: Master several forms of combat, from swords and bows, to magical abilities. Craft weapons and armor and wear them throughout combat to ultimately master them.
Vanquish Almighty Creatures: Face an ensemble of fierce and deadly god-like bosses, all with their own unique challenges to overcome.
Astlibra Revision is out now for Steam; you can get it at a 10% discount during the first week.