Developer Aurogon Shanghai has announced that Afterimage, a stunningly beautiful 2D Metroidvania, will be hitting the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC in late 2022.
This upcoming side-scrolling game will feature a seamless semi-open world with over 15 different areas, with your character having over 10 character abilities and a huge selection of weapon and magic builds. The over 40 track OST will be created by the Aurogon sound team and will take players an estimated 25-30 hours of gameplay on their first run.
Here is the overview of the game courtesy of its Steam page:
Explore Mystic Engardin
One of the supreme deities created this vast world called Engardin, upon which natural wonders lie everywhere: gigantic volcanoes, steep canyons, deep seas, and a tower that soars into the clouds…
Encounter fantastic creatures during your journey: giant beasts wandering in fire, and spirits lurking in the depth of complicated labyrinths… Learn about your new friends, get to know their pasts and the agendas they hold.
Engardin is alive with unknown secrets. Venture forth and feel free to explore wherever you like as a brave adventurer. Find out the stories that link each area, discover a concealed history and the truth of the world.
Fight Fierce Enemies
Engardin is not only filled with sublime beauty but also plagued by crises. The corrupted are waiting for their prey and ancient deadly traps are ready to kill the careless. Grab your weapon and be prepared for battle!
Each area features entirely different enemies and gameplay mechanics. Also, there are many unique bosses challenging your skills across the land. Opportunity lies in risks with hundreds of chests and numerous abilities ready to be unlocked to aid your adventure.
Develop your very own combat style! A diverse selection of weapons with special attacks and various upgrade paths on the talent tree will help you improve yourself in this fast-paced action RPG. You will be the greatest warrior of the land!
Experience a Gorgeous Hand-Drawn World
Every backdrop of Afterimage is handcrafted by our passionate artists. A traditional Metroidvania world offers you exquisite hand-drawn designs and amazing visual effects.
Aurogon Shanghai executive producer Michael Yang shares that “The world of Engardin is full of magic and mystery. We are thrilled to reveal Afterimage today and look forward to sharing more about the game as we prepare to bring it to PC and consoles in late 2022!”
Afterimage is scheduled for a late 2022 release for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC.