The team behind Shovel Knight is back, and once again going back in time for more retro side-scrolling action. Here’s the first look at Cyber Shadow.
The popularity of Shovel Knight is undeniable. It’s appeared on pretty much every contemporary console out there, even getting an Amiibo. And even now, years after it and all of its expansions originally released, the game remains a fan favorite.
Yacht Club Games forged a modern classic with its lovingly retro-styled play. Now they’re back at it with a ninja action game titled Cyber Shadow. Their new game is likewise described as an 8bit throwback. Although I’m thinking more 16bit with the snazzy visuals on display.
Either way, it’s looking awesome.
In Cyber Shadow – the newest addition to the Yacht Club Games roster – the world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what set the world on the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity. Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan’s ancient powers in Cyber Shadow – a quintessential take on the ninja action genre.Yacht Club Games press release
The game’s creator, Aarne ‘MEKASKULL’ Hunziker, elaborated a bit on the feel he was going for with the game. He calls Cyber Shadow a “NES-style game that had the level design principles of Mario, the skills and action of Ninja Gaiden, the enemy designs of Contra, and the dark visual aesthetic of Batman.” From the looks of that trailer, he’s on target.
Unfortunately, there’s no release date set yet for Cyber Shadow. We do know that it’ll be coming to the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. And we can also confirm that it’ll cost you $14.99 USD upon eventual release.
We’ll keep you in the loop.