I’m all about these Genesis action-platformer vibes

The subsequent time you are in the temper for an action-RPG morsel, bear in mind Castle in the Darkness 2.

Following their work on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, builders Matt Kap and Simon Parzer are teaming up for the sequel to 2015’s Castle in the Darkness, a troublesome title with a retro styling and trial-and-error obstacles. If you appreciated it okay however thought it had room for enchancment, right this moment’s your day.

The first footage of Castle in the Darkness 2 jogs my memory of Wonder Boy combined with Castlevania and I’m not complaining. Axe throwing, injury indicator pop-ups, unfastened cash to gather – it is all so very comfortable.

“I’m really pushing my limits,” defined Kap. “I made the first sport with an 8-bit aesthetic to maintain it quick and easy as a result of I used to be engaged on it largely alone. But now with Simon taking good care of all the technical stuff, together with just a few gifted specialists, I can focus 100% of my effort on producing the greatest graphics, music and sport design that I’m capable of [for Castle in the Darkness 2].”

LABS Works additionally promised to have “mini-trailers on the second day of every month.”

If you are questioning why right this moment’s video ended with clips from Astalon: Tears of the Earth, contemplate it a improvement replace of types. The title was supposed to come back out this 12 months, however the lead dev, Jon Lepage, broke his collarbone. “He has now fully recovered, and the game is back in full-time development,” according to the studio. Astalon ought to hit the spot whereas we watch for extra Castle.

Castle in the Darkness 2 is in the works