Focus Home Interactive has announced Aeon Must Die! by developer Limestone Games, during PlayStation’s State of Play livestream.
Developed by Limestone Games, the game was technically announced back in 2018, the game has seemingly been re-announced. Players control the titular Aeon, the emperor of the Void Armada.
After being betrayed and stripped of his body by his generals, he merges with the player to seek his revenge. Travel across the city of Pantheon on a beat ’em up adventure with RPG alignment based on your actions; going berserk and losing yourself, or remaining in control and not being as strong.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.
Ignite the galaxy. Aeon Must Die!
Aeon, the dreaded Emperor of the unstoppable Void Armada, has been betrayed and left for dead by his generals. Weakened and without a body to exact his revenge, he desperately merges with you to escape.
Travel across the futuristic city of Pantheon to destroy or subdue those who betrayed Aeon, while fighting for your mind, free will, and control of your body.
Experience a unique beat’em-up introducing breakneck, risk-reward gameplay, innovative tactical fighting, and an RPG alignment system that tracks how you behave as a warrior.
Will you succumb to Aeon’s will and unleash his power, losing yourself in the process? Or will you choose the hard way and remain free, at the cost of your strength?
- Spectacular beat’em-up packed with brutal, over-the-top action
- Stunning art and mind-blowing OST
- Stylish, accessible combat with the depth of a fighting game
- Choose who you kill or spare and change the fate of the galaxy
Aeon Must Die! launches December 31st, 2021 for Windows PC (via Steam), and 2021 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
UPDATE: We have heard claims that the game’s original development team have been “forced out,” and the studio’s employees replaced. The claim comes via this supposed Dropbox of statements from the former developers, allegedly prior to the game’s announcement.
We will investigate the validity of these claims, and keep you informed.