It’s set to arrive on both PC and console, but today the team at Aurogon Shanghai have confirmed players will need to wait a little bit before getting hands on with Afterimage, with a late 2022 launch predicted.
Afterimage is a hand-drawn 2D metroidvania set in a breathtaking fantasy world. It comes from developer Aurogon Shanghai, and is now advancing towards a late 2022 launch on Windows PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
When it does arrive you’ll be given the chance to explore Engardin, a mystical world created by a supreme deity full of beautiful sights and myriad secrets. From there will come the opportunity to traverse over 15 hand-drawn environments ranging from towering volcanoes to the ruins of an ancient metropolis. You’ll do so by guiding 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.
Moving through Engardin’s different regions, challenging adversaries and encountering new gameplay mechanics in each area is sounding like being par for the course. As will taking the fight to more than 150 foes using various weapons and ten character abilities. You’ll be able to outfit Renee with two primary weapons and one secondary in order to help with this, 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.
But there’s more and Afterimage will have you uncovering the world’s deepest secrets by sliding, leaping, and climbing through complex environments. You’ll also 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, as well as 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 Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in late 2022, with full language support for English, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), as well as English, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified) voiceover.