One of the fun things that developers are doing nowadays is making games in the style of classic titles from the 8-bit or 16-bit eras, yet then making them better via modern game mechanics. One of the best titles of the bunch to do this is Aggelos, an Action RPG that is available now on Steam, but is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch later this year.
Aggelos looks like a game from the 16-bit arcade era, but it plays like an RPG from the modern day, and it features many things that the 16-era titles could only dream up. You play as a warrior determined to protect his kingdom from an invasion of monsters from other dimensions. You’ll travel across the lands in a non-linear story in order to beat them, and make yourself stronger in the process. The game is inspired by the Japanese title Wonder Boy in Monster Land, and does a great job of making a style fresh and new again.
To refresh, the game is available now on Steam. But it will arrive on consoles later this year. You can read more of the features and see the trailer for the game below.
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.