2D metroidvania Akatori launches Kickstarter campaign

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Publisher HypeTrain Digital and developer Code Wakers have announced a Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming 2D metroidvania Akatori.

Alongside the new crowdfunding campaign, they also announced a playtest demo where those interested can sign up for here.

Akatori is set to release for Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam).

Here’s a rundown of the game, plus teaser:

Akatori is an epic metroidvania & character action platformer where your staff is your weapon, your platforming tool, and your companion all at once. Explore multiple worlds spanning various eras and races, build friendships, battle formidable enemies, and help Mako find the ancient gods while she tries to find herself.

Switch between staff and fists to defeat any foe

Akatori’s unique combat system is based on a combination of staff and fist strikes. Combine, adapt, and swap fighting styles on the fly to balance their strengths and weaknesses and get the most out of your arsenal.

Explore the huge in-game world

The Akatori universe consists of over 10 biomes, each at a different stage of historical development and inhabited by its own unique species. Explore all these worlds, meet their residents and discover their secrets.

Make your way through the Kohakujō

Once home to ancient gods, the Kohakujō is now a parched rocky wasteland that connects all other worlds to each other. The more time you spend in it, the more it affects your mind and body, so be on your guard and get ready to encounter plenty of dangers on your way.

Enjoy the views

The breathtaking landscapes of the game have been crafted with great attention to detail and combine crisp pixel art with smooth 3D models. Spare some time to appreciate the sights and take a couple of screenshots!

Battle tough enemies and bosses

Prepare to be challenged by 50+ types of regular enemies and 10+ bosses with unique designs, movesets, and mechanics.

Keep your ears open

The soundtrack of Akatori is not only diverse and beautiful, but also informative, as it adapts to what is happening on screen. Be it an intense fight or a moment of calm, the in-game music will reflect it.

Follow the captivating story of Mako and the bird

Step into the shoes of the young monk girl and, together with your mysterious companion, journey through all the twists and turns of this tale about growth, self-discovery, and friendship.

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