What You Need to Know:
- Developer GUTS Department has partnered with Humble Bundle to bring their wonderfully charming and old-school action-platformer, Aegis Defenders, to PC and Mac later this year, with a new playable build premiering at tradeshows Gamescom and PAX West 2017.
- Aegis Defenders is another title that will be showcased at these major events along with A Hat in Time, No Truce With The Furies, Staxel (Gamescom only) and Keyboard Sports - Saving QWERTY in the “Presented by Humble Bundle” preview lineup at both tradeshows.
- Gamescom will take place from August 23 - August 26 while PAX West will take place September 1 - 2, 2017, so if you're nearby one of these events then be sure to run over there and check out these great titles! For more details about Aegis Defenders, be sure to scroll down below!
Source: Official Press Release
About Aegis Defender
Aegis Defenders is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer truly unlike any other game you’ve ever played. Borrowing tower defense combat elements, combined with the look, feel and scale of 16-bit era titles like Super Metroid, Aegis Defenders reignites the magic of the old school adventure genre for a unique blend of gameplay and rich narrative that sets the stage for an instant classic.
In a world where control over lost technologies equals power, you play as Ruinhunters Bart and his granddaughter Clu to explore ancient ruins and uncover the one thing that can save their world from the ruthless Empire: a legendary weapon known as Aegis. Bart, a machinist, specializes in building structures. Clu, on the other hand, is a skilled hunter and trapsmith. Together the two must wage war against corrupt beasts and the Empire to save the world, one realm at a time.
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 anytime 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.