Coming from the Aeternum Game Studio, Aeterna Noctis is a 2D metroidvania which many have been pinning hopes on. Today we get to finally understand whether those hopes were justified as release occurs on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.
Aeterna Noctis tells the story of the King of Darkness and the Queen of Light as their lives unfold through a non-linear story that is full of twists, turns and multiple sidequests. There are more than a few hidden secrets and mysteries to unveil too.
Priced at £24.99 and available to download on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S (fully optimised for the next-gen), PS4, PS5 and PC, Aeterna Noctis will give players the opportunity to delve into the world of the King and Queen as their eternal fight rages on. With 16 challenging levels allowing this to play out – each of which has been designed to be completely unique and distinct – dropping into this adventure is sure to appeal to many, none more so than fans of the Metroidvania scape.
If you do decide to drop in, then more than 100 different enemies will be found making their way towards you. Throw in upwards of 20 powerful bosses too, along with dozens of challenging puzzles and it is easy to see where the draw comes from. The promise of super fluid gameplay helps.
In all, the most key of features for Aeterna Noctis will include:
- • A huge non-linear story full of sidequests.
- • The world and animations have been brought to life with hand-drawn traditional frame by frame animation.
- • An emotion inducing soundtrack.
- • Gameplay and mechanics that force the best out of the player.
- • Voice acted cutscenes in 8 different languages.
- • Hours upon hours of challenges, with an emotional story full of twists and turns.
We’ll be looking to get hands-on with the journey of Aeterna Noctis as soon as we can. Sit back and keep an eye out for our review at some point soon.
If you wish to join us, the usual digital storefronts will sort you out. Aeterna Noctis is downloadable from the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S players. You’ll also find it on PlayStation and PC, whilst we understand a Nintendo Switch drop is imminent.
Aeterna Noctis is an epic non-linear action platforming adventure. Its 16 areas full of challenges and quests will allow you to explore the vast universe of Aeterna taking the role of the King of Darkness in his mission to regain his lost abilities. In this adventure, everything isn’t as it seems, the story is hiding something more profound and unexpected that you as the player will find out. Chaos, the supreme God has cursed his creation, forcing their leaders to fight for the throne of Aeterna in an eternal struggle, an infinite cycle of light and darkness that maintains balance in the universe.