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Featuring fast-paced Metroidvania action and a hand-drawn look, Afterimage is out now

If Afterimage hasn’t been on your radar, you might want to take a look now that Modus Games and Aurogon Shanghai’s action/adventure is out.

In frame

We first told you about Afterimage a while back, but now that the game’s actually out and ready for purchase, well it kind of deserves a second look. If you haven’t been paying attention, there is a lot happening with this one.

Not only does Afterimage look fabulous, but it’s a Metroidvania with just a little more than usual happening under the hood. While it’s an action title at heart, developer Aurogon Shanghai has worked in role-playing elements as well.

Check it out:

Set years after “The Razing,” a cataclysm that pushed humanity to its brink, human settlements are once again under attack by mystic forces. Players fill the shoes of Renee, an amnesiac who leaves her destroyed village to find the truth behind these strange attacks. On the way, however, they’ll find the truth behind the disaster that started this story, and eventually shape the future itself by learning lessons from the past.

Modus Games press release

Afterimage’s world of Engardin is set up to allow exploration at the players own pace, according to publisher Modus. And you might want to take your time with it, since there are “over 200 pieces of equipment to collect, six different weapon classes to master and talent points to invest in multiple diverse skills”. So yeah, there’s a lot to this fantasy adventure.

Ready to quest? You can look for Afterimage on Xbox and PlayStation platforms, as well as the Switch and the PC today.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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