Aeterna Noctis – Art Dev Diary

Posted on 11 Feb 2021

Aeterna Game Studio and Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain have released the first dev diary for their metroidvania Aeterna Noctis. The video looks at the art and style of the game which is releasing later this year.


Official Press Release

EXPLORE THE GORGEOUS ART OF THE 2D METROIDVANIA AETERNA NOCTIS IN THIS BRAND NEW DEV DIARY!

Madrid, February 11th. – Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain (SIE Spain) and Aeterna Game Studio are happy to reveal the first of a series of dev diaries that will show the world of Aeterna in its full glory. This first dev diary is focused on the game’s art. As the artists of Aeterna Game Studio put it, the art of the game is one of the pillars of the entire experience. Players will journey through 16 different levels, each one of them with its own flair. This 2D-metroidvania will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC later in 2021.

Developed as part of the PlayStation®Talents project, Aeterna Noctis tells the story of the King of Darkness and the Queen of Light. They are both cursed to fight each other eternally and even death could not free them from their destiny since they have been granted the gift of immortality. Players will experience this never-ending conflict through 16 challenging levels.

One of the most important features revealed during the extended gameplay was the leveling system. Aeterna Noctis has a skill tree where the player chooses the upgrades for the King of Darkness through three separate paths: melee combat, survival attributes and magic abilities. Each one of these ramifications allows a deep degree of specialization but at the same time, are not mutually exclusive. Players are free to upgrade their character as they want.

KEY FEATURES

  • Experience a metroidvania with a challenging difficulty. Easy to learn, but hard to master as you gain experience and unlock new skills.

  • Explore the mysterious lands of Aeterna in a non-linear way. You are always the one to choose your next challenge. All the levels are designed to fully exploit the movement skills of the characters, opening multiple ways to overcome each challenge.

  • Enjoy a clean and fluid gameplay designed and polished to achieve a system that responds to 100% of the actions regardless of the speed and conditions in which they are executed.

  • Immerse in a deep and beautiful story. Aeterna Noctis is not just about puzzles and platforms. It is also filled with epic moments and unexpected twists that will captivate even the most experienced of players.

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