Sold Out and Metamorphosis Games have announced today that they’ll be releasing the steampunk action-adventure game, Gestalt: Steam & Cinder, on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. The press release states that Sold Out was excited to announce this, and I can only assume that very excitement led to the publisher forgetting to mention any kind of release window other than “later this year”. Come on, that could be next week!
Of course it won’t be, because Sold Out is taking Gestalt: Steam & Cinder on the road to Boston for this year’s PAX EAST 2020 show, where players will be able to go hands-on with the game ahead of its release.
But what is Gestalt: Steam & Cinder? It’s a steampunk action-adventure game inspired by 16 and 32-but classics, with tight 2D platforming and exhilarating combat, as well as a narrative full of twists and turns in a handcrafted steampunk world. Or at least that’s what they tell me. There’s no release date right now, but you can check out the features and info down below.
“We’re incredibly excited to be working with the team at Metamorphosis Games on Gestalt: Steam & Cinder,” said Konstantinos Ntaflos, Product Manager at Sold Out. “The game is shaping up to be a unique action-adventure, combining gorgeous steampunk visuals and a riveting narrative with RPG elements and a deep combat system that we know fans will love.”
About Gestalt: Steam & Cinder
Join Aletheia and a vibrant cast of characters as they find themselves embroiled in a race to discover the secrets of the massive, steam-powered city of Canaan, the last bastion of mankind. Unravel centuries-old conspiracies, battle hosts of monstrous automata and thwart the twisted schemes of the city’s corrupt overseers, the Comitium, as you fight for mankind’s survival and discover the dark truth of the Steam City’s origin.
Nuanced Combat System – Unleash Aletheia’s inner power, grow stronger, and engage in deep and varied combat, mastering a vast range of melee combos and ranged revolver attacks in uncompromising action.
Riveting Narrative – Encounter a vibrant cast of characters and explore Canaan’s districts in an intertwining narrative filled with conspiracy-laden intrigue, NPCs, optional side quests, and choice-driven dialogue.
Mesmerizing Art – Traverse a vast and stunningly handcrafted steampunk world, from the thriving city streets of Irkalla to the sprawling Scrap Sea, all embellished with spectacular animations and gorgeous backdrops.
Grow Your Skills – Gain experience and craft new abilities to tap into the mysterious power dwelling within Aletheia as you discover new areas, smash through secret paths and take on the Steam City’s toughest enemies.
Shape Your Fate – Make decisions that will shape the fates of Aletheia and other characters you’ll meet along your journey.
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