Fans of classic 3D platformers rejoice, for your new favorite game is coming. 3D platformer Effie lands on PS4 on June 4th.
Effie takes place in the colorful land of Oblena, known for its lush vegetation but suffering under the control of dark magic. Protagonist Galand is a young man trapped in an old man's body. All is not lost, however; Galand has a magic shield which he can use to battle enemies, traverse the map, and even use as a guide. Players will need to exploit all of these abilities in order to restore Galand's youth. Check out the trailer below:
The trailer shows off Effie's colorful, stylized aesthetic, as well as some of its gameplay. The game revolves around combat, exploration, platforming, and puzzle mechanics. Developer Inverge Studios says its game will also contain open world elements. This being a 3D platformer, there will of course also be hundreds of collectibles scattered throughout the environment. It's intended to be a tribute to the glory days of 3D platformers, so naturally, it gives off strong Spyro the Dragon vibes. Effie managed to garner a 91% approval rating from gamers via the Square Enix Collective, so there's clearly an audience for this one.
Effie comes from Spanish developer Inverge Studios. The game is a product of the PlayStation Talents camp in Valencia. It'll be Inverge's first major console and PC release. The studio's previous projects include Become a Legend: Dungeon Quest, Hyper Switch, and Mad Line, all of which are mobile games. Effie will be released for PlayStation 4 on June 4th. It'll also be coming to Steam at some point in the future, although we don't have a concrete release date for PC yet.
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