Developers GUTS Department originally announced their epic 16-bit style fantasy adventure Aegis Defenders for Windows PC and Mac. However, the small independent games studio located in Los Angeles, CA has revealed that the game is also headed to the PS4 this winter.
During the winter months, PS4 owners can experience an enchanting tale in a game that blends Metroidvania-style combat with Tower Defense strategy. Aegis Defenders is modeled after classic games like Final Fantasy, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda — for fans of old school adventures.
If for some reason you have never heard of Aegis Defenders, let me fill in the blanks. This game is the latest title to be published through the recently announced multi-platform funding and creative initiative “Presented by Humble Bundle.”
It is described as a Metroidvania-style action-platformer unlike any other you’ve ever played. The game features tower defense combat elements, combined with the look, feel and scale of 16-bit era titles like Super Metroid. Aegis Defenders promises to reignite the magic of the old school adventure genre for a unique blend of gameplay with a rich narrative that the developers hope will make for an instant classic.
Aegis Defenders will feature:
- A Gorgeous 16-bit World: Featuring 16-bit inspired sprite visuals, every detail in the world of Aegis is painstakingly hand-painted as a love letter to an era of games that includes classics such as Final Fantasy, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda.
- Tower Defense Inspired Combat: Make use of Bart’s powerful defensive structures and Clu’s arsenal of firearms and traps in a fast-paced, flexible combat system that emphasizes a strong defense.
- Dynamic Character Swapping: Switch between up to four characters at any time to utilize the best passive abilities of inactive characters just as effectively as active characters.
- Cooperative and Tailored Gameplay: With drop-in/drop-out co-op, invite a friend in at any time to play the entire story campaign cooperatively.
Aegis Defenders will release for Windows PC and Mac in the fall on the Humble Store and Steam, and for PS4 this winter on the PlayStation Store.