Apogee Entertainment has announced a brand new 2D platforming adventure called LUCID that it has described as a 'Celestoidvania' (we're not sure what to make of that particular moniker!) that combines the excellent gameplay mechanics of Celeste with the exploration and non-linearity of Metroid and Castlevania.
LUCID will be released for Nintendo Switch in 2024, and will involve players in solving challenging puzzles, confronting frightening beasts, and revisiting previously explored locations with brand new weapons and items. It's an average Metroidvania!
The combat itself is made up of 'Crystal Arts,' which are presented to the player at various intervals during gameplay. These allow for both ranged and close-combat abilities, therefore changing them during battles is essential to achieving victory.
Eric Manahan, the founder of the developer Matte Black studio, had the following to say:
Im passionate about letting players create as much of the story as they want, in their own way. From the narrative threads you choose to tug on through to the Crystal Arts and movement technology you prefer the most, LUCID aims to enable you to create your own legend in a shattered world of platforming bliss.
As and when we hear more about LUCID in the future, we'll be sure to provide more information.
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