Astalon: Tears of the Earth mixes in both 2D action-platforming with some team-based puzzle action – essentially mixing in running and jumping with blasting alongside being able to alternate characters in real-time to solve puzzles. The game follows three heroes as they set out to save their town after making a deal with the Titan of Death – which just straight away seems like a bad idea. Every death grants them the ability to grow stronger and find answers to what has taken over the town.
The game’s concept is pretty unique and brings an 8-bit visual style to the mix – and while that has been done a lot, this still stands out due to the high level of detail used for the environment. Astalon will be released on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch on June 3. The pre-orders are live for the Switch and Xbox One, and it will be released for $19.99. We’ll be keeping an eye on the game as its release draws closer.