If you’re like the rest of us and completely forgot that ASTLIBRA Revision was released last year on Steam, thankfully they’ve announced that there’s a version coming for Nintendo Switch on November 16th. Looking to be Vanillaware meets ActRaiser, ASTLIBRA is a pretty impressive-looking title considering it was made by a single person over the course of 14 years of development. More details below from the press release:
A Story that Unfolds
A familiar backdrop story introduces the game as the protagonist’s hometown is besieged by demons, setting the stage for an epic battle against the demon king.
However, Astlibra consistently hints at a more intricate narrative beneath the surface. While the story may appear unremarkable it gradually evolves into something unexpected and captivating. This subversion of traditional plot elements extends to the characters you encounter and recruit, endearing them to you as comrades.
Battle and Confront
ASTLIBRA Revision presents over sixty hours of exciting, action packed RPG gameplay as the protagonist in no man’s land with a quest to find his childhood friend. In order to find her you need to traverse various locations – all expertly designed by industry veteran, Shigatake from Vanillaware. Players can even time travel to face dangerous and lethal God-like bosses. There are many unique challenges to overcome against these enemies.You must use your magical abilities or hack and slash with swords and master all manner of weapons as you fight to survive. Explore meticulously crafted and dangerous worlds,battle onwards, and upgrade your skills to take down enemies lurking around every corner.
ASTLIBRA Revision is broken up into multiple chapters as you join the leading character and Karon,his talking bird companion, as they confront time and their fate. Stamina, power and skill are essential as you aggressively face huge bosses that fill the screen as a side scrolling action ceaselessly and fiercely continues. Collecting the most appropriate weapons/equipment is essential and strategic application is required to win a battle.
Facts & Features
Battles Galore with wide variety of enemies and bosses
Massive gameplay time – depending on the player’s skill, more than 60 to 90 hours gameplay!
Unique and memorable experience
Magical Spells and Experience
2D action, side-scrolling RPG
Large array of amour, weapons, shields, magic staves and projectiles
An Amazing Fact!!
ASTLIBRA Revision is a side-scrolling action RPG which has been in development from KEIZO,which is a one man developer, for 15 years – 14 years for the original game development, and 1.5 years for Revision. (.For the Revision version, the characters and some of the monsters were drawn by illustrator Shigatake. Dragon monsters are newly drawn by illustrator Haku Tatsufuchi.)
Is anyone else planning to pick this one up after it crept under the radar? We’ll have a review for the Switch version coming in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!