If you’re a gamer who pays exclusive attention to the console scene, then you may not have heard of Neon Abyss previously. But today is the day when you will, as the previously announced Steam version of the game will now be joined by those for Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. With Team17 behind matters and the promise of some frantic roguelite action on the horizon, this is a game you’ll want to be keeping a beady eye on.
Making the jump to console as well as the PC scene, Neon Abyss from Team17 and Veewo Games will be arriving later in 2020, giving players the opportunity to fight their way through procedurally generated dungeons, after being tasked by Hades to dispatch the New Gods.
The promise of some super colourful, fast-paced run ‘n’ gun gameplay kicks things off, but Neon Abyss has a few tricks up its sleeve and these come in the form of some lovely and roguelite mechanics. Death will never be the end in this gunner, as you come back to life more powerful than ever before, making the most of random loot drops and utilising beloved pets as you go.
Throw in some mini-games and there is much Neon Abyss is looking to deliver.
- Roguelite: Death is not the end. When players die, they come back more powerful than before, lasting longer with each incarnation
- Pets: Hatch and evolve pets along your journey to give you additional firepower and perks
- Unlimited item synergies: Random item drops throughout the levels will give players the chance to stack passive effects to devastating effect, and with an almost limitless number of combinations, every run will be unique
- Mini-games: In-between slaying gods, mini-games such as piano performances, meditation challenges, dance competitions and more will give players the chance to not only kick back and relax for a second, but provide extra loot too
If you are interested then you may be pleased to hear that there is currently a demo available on Steam. Time limited, the demo’s duration is dependent on the difficulty level you choose: 15 minutes for those on ‘easy’, 18 minutes on ‘medium’ and 24 minutes of mayhem for those who choose ‘hard’.
Let us know in the comments if you’ll be giving it a go. And if you won’t be, at least make sure you check out the latest trailer below as you hold tight for that full Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC launch.
Edit: Neon Abyss will be coming to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC come July 14th 2020. We’ll be sure to let you know once it arrives.