Elderand (gruesome action platformer) descends into darkness and madness next month

Graffiti Games have just announced that Elderand, a gruesome action platformer with RPG elements developed by Mantra, will launch next month on Nintendo Switch. Both Europe and North America will get it on February 16th, where it will cost $19.99.

To celebrate the announcement, Graffiti Games shared a brand new trailer for the game:

In this game, you will get to test your skills against terrifying creatures in brutal, skill-based combat, with RPG elements allowing you to customise the battle experience. There’s also a twisted Lovecraftian world for you to explore, and loot to collect on your descent to darkness and madness.

Here’s some details and some screenshots for the game:

Heads will literally roll in this gruesome action platformer where only the strong will survive in brutal, skill-based combat against terrifying creatures. Wield a variety of killing instruments and abilities against towering, bone-chilling bosses. Explore a twisted Lovecraftian world shrouded in darkness and madness. RPG elements allow customization of the battle experience, from the main character’s appearance to skills, stats, and weapons. Glory and riches await those who can spill the required blood and guts to collect it.

  • Wield an arsenal of killing devices, including whips, swords, axes, daggers, bows, magic staves, and more. Different weapons have different stats, so try them all!
  • Satisfying Metroidvania-style exploration meets terrifying Lovecraftian creatures in this detailed hand-drawn pixel world with glorious gothic aesthetics and handcrafted level design.
  • Players can customize the experience to best suit their play style with RPG-like features, from their character’s appearance to their skills, stats, and weapons.
  • Collect loot from exploration and fallen enemies and then use it to upgrade weapons via crafting.
  • Travel to the many corners of this perilous land, such as an inviting village with merchants, a forest, a temple prison, floating islands, a cursed Cathedral, and the hellscape that is Elderand itself.
  • More than 60 different enemy types and around a dozen bosses to slay.
  • Collect lost letters and other correspondence from the poor souls who came before to learn more about the darkness taking hold of this grim land.

Elderand (Switch – eShop) comes out on February 16th in Europe and North America.

Source: Graffiti Games PR (18/01/2023)


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