B.I.O.T.A. – Announcement

Posted on 03 Jun 2021

Indie developers small bros and publisher Retrovibe have announced B.I.O.T.A., a metroidvania set on a dangerous sci-fi planet and presented in four-colour palettes that would make the Super Game Boy jealous. Check out the announcement trailer above and press release below for more info. B.I.O.T.A is releasing in Q4 2021 for PC.

Official Press Release

Battle mutants, aliens, and more through more than 10 different biomes as members of an elite commando team, each with their own weapons and abilities!

Varese, Italy — June 02, 2021 — Recently announced publisher Retrovibe and developer small bros is excited to announce the studio’s game B.I.O.T.A. is coming to Steam and GOG.

B.I.O.T.A. is a sci-fi 2D metroidvania inspired shooter set on an asteroid mining facility overrun by a mysterious organic lifeform able to manipulate and control organisms it comes in contact with. Featuring glorious 8-bit visuals and an upbeat chiptunes soundtrack, B.I.O.T.A. is a love letter to adventure games of the past.

Watch the Retrovibe Announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umKeMJfCY6c

Find B.I.O.T.A. press assets here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w4DXMrz8WMmugV8cFBELtOYnuGDTz52l

Battle more than 40 types of mutants as members of the Gemini 2 commando squad, a highly-skilled group of war veterans, commissioned to recover the missing miners. As the Gemini 2 team, you’ll explore ten different environments throughout the asteroid, traversing on-foot or via submarine, mech, shuttle, and other vehicles. Each of the eight squad members comes with unique unlockable weapons to help you survive alien monsters and vicious trap-filled corridors.

Fans of retro and metroidvania titles can follow development in Retrovibe Live Dev, a series of daily video diaries showing developers working on their games.

On release, B.I.O.T.A. will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, and Russian. B.I.O.T.A. is planned to launch in Q4 2021 on PC.

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