Are you ready to uncover the mysteries of the past? Aztech Forgotten Gods is coming to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC.
Announced at the Nintendo Indie World event, Aztech Forgotten Gods is a Latinx-Futurism cyberstone colossus fighter from the award-winning Mulaka developers, Lienzo. And it’ll be coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC later in 2021.
When it does arrive you’ll be thrown into an alternate Aztech history, one in which European powers never arrived on the shores of ancient Mesoamerica. The Aztec Empire’s capital Tenochtitlan has thrived for centuries as a stone metropolis, technologically advanced yet heavily rooted in the ways of those indigenous to the land. Yet the gods of their past, like the feathered serpent deity Quetzalcoatl or Mictlantechutli, Lord of the Underworld, faded into distant memories. Until now.
Soon-to-be heroine Achtli joins her archaeologist mother Nantsin on an unsanctioned dig – and that is here you come in. While searching for ancient knowledge that could help all of society, they inadvertently cause an explosion and awaken stone colossi hellbent on destroying the city. Achtli crawls out of the rubble to discover two new things: her prosthetic arm has been replaced with a stone artifact, and there’s someone in her head named Tez claiming his own divinity.
You’ll get to join this unlikely duo on their quest to crush colossi and discover why the gods disappeared so long ago. And that obviously means you’ll be going up against some massive bosses while wielding Achtli’s new gauntlet as a makeshift jetpack and devastating weapon all in one. Expect to soar through the sky, be ready to run on walls, get set to grind on rails, and prepare to bring the pantheon to their knees with stone-crushing strikes. Oh, and make sure you upgrade the gauntlet with Nantsin’s help to earn new abilities from plasma-based projectiles to energy shields, too. It’ll be for the best.
Further to that though and you’ll be able to explore Tenochtitlan with Achtli’s incredible newfound agility and strength, encounter optional side stories, unlock new outfits, and upgrade passive abilities by completing secondary challenges in the hub-world. Lienzo aren’t done yet though and as you become the city’s savior, an adrenaline-fueled soundtrack that fuses metal with traditional Aztec instruments will immerse you further.
“Lienzo’s proud to be fleshing out a Mexican story with a Mexican team,” said Guillermo Vizcaino, Head of PR and Marketing and Lead Writer. “There’s such a rich history behind the Aztecs, and merging that with an anime-inspired story gave us the chance to make something really special.”
Sounds good? Well, Aztech Forgotten Gods will arrive on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC later in 2021. Keep an eye out for it.