An adventure which pays tribute to the 16-bit era!
Independent publisher Nnooo, have today announced that the award-winning game Anodyne, by developers Analgesic Productions, is making its way onto PlayStation 4 on September 18th for the Americas and September 19th for Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Xbox One players will also receive the game on September 21st as well. Anodyne had previously released on PC and Mac in 2013 on Steam. It takes place in the haunting, vibrant subconscious mind of the game’s protagonist, Young, with the task of navigating in the various natural, urban and abstract environments with Young’s personal puzzles with their only weapon, a trusty broom!
Anodyne harks back to classic 16-bit action-adventure games while creating its own unique feel. It incorporates a large overworld with many quirky, challenging dungeons filled with a variety of unusual enemies. This is overlaid with an unsettling musical score which adds to the feel of an uneasy, dreamlike experience. Bruce Thomson, Business and Marketing Director at Nnooo, had this to say about what made the company interested in Anodyne.
“We were attracted to the unusual nature of Anodyne which is inspired by games like The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Yume Nikki while retaining its own other-worldly feel. There’s a brooding darkness to it which is juxtaposed with an irreverent sense of humour from some of the characters Young encounters. We felt it should be brought to console so a wider audience could experience its quirkiness.”
If you are interested in picking up the game when it launches onto console, be sure to head over to the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store respectively. Anodyne will be available for $9.99 / €9.99.
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