Humble Bundle & GUTS Department to showcase Aegis Defenders at Gamescom and PAX


Humble Bundle has partnered with developer GUTS Department to bring their charming old-school action platformer Aegis Defenders to Windows PC and Mac later this year. Aegis Defenders will feature a new playable build which is premiering at tradeshows Gamescom in Cologne, Germany and PAX West in Seattle, Washington.

Aegis Defenders is an epic 16-bit adventure that blends Metroidvania-style combat with Tower Defense strategy – plus it just looks really pretty for a 16-bit game.

Aegis Defenders will join A Hat in Time, No Truce with the Furies, Staxel (Gamescom only) and Keyboard Sports – Saving QWERTY in the Presented by Humble Bundle preview lineup at both tradeshows.

Aegis Defenders reignites the magic of old school adventure games for a unique blend of gameplay and rich narrative. Players control Ruinhunters Bart and his granddaughter Clu, who explore ruins to locate the legendary weapon known as Aegis. Bart is a machinist who specialises in building structures, while Clu is a skilled hunter and trapsmith. The two wage war against corrupt beasts and the Empire to save the world, one realm at a time.

Players must make use of the dynamic character swapping available in Aegis Defenders to switch between up to four characters anytime to utilize the best passive abilities of inactive characters in conjunction with the skills of the active character. Friends can also drop in and out of your game at any time for some co-op action, or even play the entire story campaign cooperatively with you. And why wouldn’t you bring a friend along to explore the painstakingly hand-painted environments in the game?

Aegis Defenders will be showcased at Gamescom and PAX West this year.