Andromeda Project’s Necrocosmos is a new open world, Metroidvania inspired game that has just recently landed on early access and is picking up some steam as it features an interesting blend of gameplay that is a fresh take on the genre. It has an initial release target of late 2018 for PS4, Xbox One. and PC.
Necrocosmos Kickstarter Launch
The game is an action game with Metroidvania mechanics, but set in an open world galaxy and features 8-bit design. In it, Earth is no longer a home and humanity has survived through rival federations spread throughout the Milky Way, under a fragile peace. As a bounty hunter, the player will take on a routine mission to find missing scientists and will wind up involved in a galactic nightmare.
The game uniquely alternates between sidescrolling planet exploration on foot and top down space shooter from within your ship. The planet’s are all designed with intent, there is no procedural generation. Each planet has its own plot and lore and can be explored in full as you unravel the clues and mysteries. When complete you will take to the stars and chart a course to another planet via the game’s star map.
You will navigate through worlds using a jetpack and your DNA gun that allows you to fuse the DNA of foes to create new and powerful shots. Each planet has several bosses who can only be defeated with a specific DNA combination shot, so you’ll be tasked with solving that riddle as you head into battle. Adding some extra depth is an armor crafting system that lets you match the right type of defense to the planet you’re on.
You can head on over to their Kickstarter page to learn more, and you have until the end of August to back for some rewards. Thoughts on the game? Sound off down below!