Get ready to go up, up and away as the 2D vertical action platformer, Octahedron has seen itself get a confirmed release date!

Coming to Xbox One and PC thanks to the Square Enix Collective, Octahedron from indie developer Demimonde will arrive come March 20th 2018. If you’re after a full on kaleidoscope of colour, then this is the game for you.

Octahedron see you placed in a vibrant 2D world in which you’ll need to create your own platforms to allow your escape from the strange world of Veetragoul, and the fight against numerous enemies. With a smooth 60fps ensuring the visuals are tight, and a stunning soundtrack accompanying those sights, Octahedron promises to deliver a massive draw.

Having only joined the Square Enix Collective back in September, it didn’t take long for the psychedelic adventure to gather up plenty of praise from the crowds at EGX 2017, with its rhythm-synced action, and handcrafted levels proving rather addictive for those lucky enough to go hands on with it. It didn’t make our ‘5 EGX 2017 Indie titles that blew our mind’ article for nothing you know.

“Platform games have been around forever, and it’s very hard to create anything new in this genre – but Octahedron stands out as a game that looks, and feels, fresh, and you really have to play it to understand why” says Phil Elliott, Director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix West. “It’s captivating. Watching people play the game for the first time at events like EGX has highlighted for me why we’re so excited about launching it this March: The combination of the soundtrack working in tandem with the colours on screen really engages people in a way few other games can manage.”

Marco Guardia, the man behind the action, has also brought his musical prowess into play, contributing his own tracks to the soundtrack after making his name as one half of Swiss trance act Flutlicht back in 2001.

“Octahedron brings together two of my greatest loves; video games and music,” offers Guardia. “I’ve been making electronic music and working in sound engineering for a long time, and bringing that experience to the work I do today is something truly special. It’s also been genuinely exciting to see players of all ages – some of whom wouldn’t necessarily be into trance music or even 2D platformers – really get to grips with the fast-paced action right in front of my eyes at events like EGX. It has highlighted to me that Octahedron’s appeal is broader than even I’d anticipated.”

We wioll of course remind you when Octahedron hits Xbox One, PS4 and PC on 20th March. You would do well to stick that date in your diary right now.

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