There are a lot of promising metroidvania’s lately and even more coming up. Today we look at Blu, which was recently funded on Kickstarter. From the campaign:
Now, it is up to you, to restore balance to the dying order.
Play as Blu, a young Guardian, in her quest to reclaim Talpa from the hands of the Corrupted.
Conquer hand-crafted levels in this side-scrolling adventure. You’ll need to rely on your reflexes and quick wit to solve platforming puzzles and outmaneuver your enemies.
A fast-paced metroidvania packed with skill-based combat and legendary loot, set in a creatively designed fantasy world.
Learn and utilize an extensive set of attacks and dodges that caters to YOUR style of play. Your enemies will also exhibit moves that warrant attention – study their timing and strike decisively.
Navigate dungeons, watching for fatal traps and ambushes from the Corrupted. Carve your own path through Talpa. Explore vibrant areas like the Seaweed Forest, the Bay of the Forgotten, or the Plains of Memory.
Wield a mighty blade, watch head rolls with the swing of an axe, sunder your enemies with a heavy hammer and abuse weak spots through swift movements of your daggers.
Keep your distance and fire barrages of arrows and daggers imbued with elemental energies of frigid cold, swelltering fire, cutting winds and unmoving earth. The choice is yours.
Ready your fists with gauntlets of power capable of boosting your natural capabilities in and outside combat. Become sturdier, hit harder, move faster, and deflect attacks.
Level up your skills and find helpful items that are scattered along the way to help you. However, you must also be more than what you wield, as skill and determination will be your closest allies in this war.
Freeze, burn or bury your enemy! Cleanse the Guardian stones and bolster yourself with their arcane powers. These magical stones will allow you to cast different elemental spells which harness the powers of ice, fire, earth and wind.
Looks promising, right? Blu is expected to come out sometime next year!