Afterimage – Announcement

Posted on 07 Dec 2021

Developers Aurogon Shanghai have revealed Afterimage, a hand-drawn 2D metroidvania with some top-tier style. The game is about exploring 15 regions of a land called Engardin as heroine Renee and exploring its secrets and stories. Afterimage is coming to PC and consoles in late 2022.

Official Press Release

Breathtaking 2D Metroidvania Afterimage Arrives on PC, Consoles in Late 2022

SHANGHAI – Dec. 7, 2021 – Afterimage, the hand-drawn 2D metroidvania set in a breathtaking fantasy world from developer Aurogon Shanghai, advances towards a late 2022 launch on Windows PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Explore Engardin, a mystical world created by a supreme deity full of beautiful sights and myriad secrets. Traverse over 15 hand-drawn environments ranging from towering volcanos to the ruins of an ancient metropolis. Guide Renee, an intrepid heroine, across a 25-30 hour adventure filled with mystery. But be wary, for as wondrous as the sights of Engardin are, corrupted creatures and dangerous foes abound.

Move through Engardin’s different regions, challenging adversaries and encountering new gameplay mechanics in each area. Fight against more than 150 foes using various weapons and ten character abilities. Outfit Renee with two primary weapons and one secondary, swapping between them during free-flowing combat encounters to create custom fighting styles on the fly. Face off against strange creatures, avoid deadly traps, and overcome bosses while traversing Engardin.

Uncover the world’s deepest secrets by sliding, leaping, and climbing through complex environments. Encounter roaming bests, warm spirits, and friendly characters learning their stories and piecing together information about Engardin’s history to understand what befell the sublime landscape. Scour each map for secret paths, hidden chests, and powerful new abilities that increase Renee’s skills both in and out of combat to help her become the greatest warrior in the land.

“The world of Engardin is full of magic and mystery,” said Michael Yang, Executive Producer, Aurogon Shanghai. “We are thrilled to reveal Afterimage today and look forward to sharing more about the game as we prepare to bring it to PC and consoles in late 2022!”

Afterimage will launch on Windows PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in late 2022 with English, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)-language support, as well as English, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified) voiceover.

For more information, please visit the Afterimage Steam Page and official website.

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