Steam is a haven for indie titles, and the games that they allow to see the mainstream world is as vast as the gamers that play them. And now, a new type of anime platformer has arrived in the form of Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan. What sets this game apart from others is that its mythology is based in that of African cultures. Here is a breakdown of the game and its features:

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is the 1st anime-like 2D real-time action role playing game set in an African-themed mythological universe. Gameplay mechanics are inspired by the “Tales of” series.

Play as Prince Enzo and his wife Erine, who have been victims of a coup d’état in the Kingdom of Zama, and want to get their throne back. Explore six continents as you jump, dash and fight in combats à la Super Smash Bros.

Behind this basic pitch lays one of the deepest story written in game:

  • A complete universe to answer the big question “What is the purpose of Mankind?”.
  • A solid, realistic and inspiring couple dynamic: the king and the queen of Zama are married since the start of the game, and they faces some real stress we all have in our couples today.

Below is a trailer for the game: