Evergate, a 2D platformer based on the afterlife that's being developed by Stone Lantern Games and published by PQube Limited, is being released later today for the Nintendo Switch.
Evergate will have players guiding the child-like soul, Ki, on her journey through the afterlife. Ki can wield the Soulflame to boost herself to new heights, soar through the skies, and fight off potential dangers. Ki's past memories over multiple lifetimes will be encountered, which will have to be deciphered through her Kindred Spirit.
The Soulflame mechanic sees players aiming and unleashing the power hidden within every crystal that they will encounter. Players are encouraged to hit multiple crystals and see how the energies combine with one another.
Players will also be able to collect essences and unlock artifacts, as there are challenges that can be completed for every level. When completed the player will unlock the artifacts and boost Ki's abilities. There will also be a orchestrated original soundtrack, which was recorded by a live orchestra and "tailor-made" for each environment.
The game itself is developed by Stone Lantern Games, which is comprised of 4 MIT graduates. Interestingly, each engineer on the team has one of four proficiencies: Visual Effects, Art, Music, or Narrative. I guess we'll see for ourselves how this worked out for them when the game comes out a few hours from now.
Evergate will be released on the Nintendo Switch later today, with a Steam release coming soon.
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