Will you make it home? Stylish side-scrolling actioner Unto The End is bringing the trek across its dangerous frozen wastes to Google’s Stadia.
I have to admit I was unaware of indie publisher Big Sugar’s Unto The End. But from the just-released trailer, I’m sorry I was. The action title looks quite visually striking, featuring a lone warrior. His quest is a simple one: battle across a frozen landscape and return home.
Check it out in the new trailer.
From husband and wife indie studio 2 Ton Studios, Unto The End is a game that seems like it looks to challenge your mind as well as your reflexes. The dev says that “improvisation and observation” plays a big part in combat.
You can kind of tell that from the above look, but just to elaborate, you’ll need to keep your wits about you in the game’s tight battles. And it sounds like you’ll need to pay plenty of attention outside of those fights too.
According to the press release, players have to use every chance they get to “to use artifacts and trade items“.
- Read-React Combat: One of a kind combat system focused on skill and mastery, designed and built from the ground up specifically for 2D. Fight intelligently and strike tactically with your sword and range weapons in fierce one-on-one and group battles
- Handcrafted Encounters: The adventure unfolds through carefully crafted encounters, each featuring intelligent, worthy opponents, all with their own motivations and place in the world
- Player-Skill Focused: A challenging single-player experience with minimal handholding. All the father’s abilities are available from the outset and mastery of those skills, as well as keen observation of your surroundings, are key to survival and success
- Unforgiving Terrain: From cavernous underground ruins to harsh mountain peaks, overcome environmental challenges and deadly traps as you travel through a world of meticulously crafted landscapes
While Unto The End has already been announced for the PC and Xbox Game Pass, it’s about to branch out even further. The game will be coming to Google Stadia as well, and will be hitting the streaming platform later this year.
2 Ton’s Stephen Danton elaborates on the move:
“Two things. Reach and immersion. Sara and I make games that break conventions and challenge expectations. Stadia’s great for us because it lets lots of players give Unto The End a try and see if it’s for them. It’s a friction-free, click-a-button, start-playing experience. Likewise, Unto has no loading screen, no main menu, you start the game, it loads and you’re playing. Just like Stadia.”Stephen Danton
Ready to stream and/or download (depending on your platform)? Unto The End lands on the Stadia platform, as well as the PC and Xbox One this winter.