Playable demo to be featured as well
Developer GUTS Department and Humble Bundle, Inc. have announced that they will be bringing Aegis Defenders to PAX West later this month.
Aegis Defenders is a Metroidvania-like platformer with a unique tower defense tie-in. Gameplay will have players not only taking control of Bart and Clu and embarking on an action-adventure style journey, but will also task them with defending certain areas from hordes of incoming enemies. For a more detailed look at the game, check out the list of key features below:
- Uncover 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 Chrono Trigger, Super Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda.
- 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 be strutting its stuff at PAX West later this month, located in the consumer area in the Indie Arena Booth, Hall 10.1 A020, as part of the “Presented by Humble Bundle” Showcase. Will any of you be attending PAX West? If so, do you plan on checking this game out? Let us know in the comments below!