Indie developer, Roland Studios, revealed today that its 2D platformer/shoot-em-up, Daydreamer, will be arriving on Xbox One in the form of Daydreamer: Awakened Edition
. The Awakened Edition
of the game aims to improve on the original PC release and includes "major gameplay updates and numerous refinements."
, players take on the role of an unnamed protagonist who awakens after being held in stasis by alien beings who held on to her as a relic of what planet Earth once was. When the Immortal Gatekeeper sets the protagonist free, she is tasked with traveling to the Earth's core, but the aliens who have control are intent on recovering their trophy.
Along with news that the game is coming to consoles, we have video, several screens, and further details to share.
Twitchy Retro Gameplay - Those who live for intense side-scrolling, platforming, and shooting action will feel right at home, because players will shoot, whip, shield, jump, and warp their way to the Earth's core. The design choices in the game harken back to gaming's arcade classics!
A Varied Combat System - With a dearth of different weapons and abilities at the daydreamer's disposal, she will eradicate aliens with energy, homing, ray, helix, and flamethrower blasters, and melee mutants with her whips. She also has the abilities to shield against damage, warp to hard-to-reach areas, slow down time, and more. But they don't come cheap-players must hunt for Psymatter in order to buy the weapons and items that will aid her along her hazardous journey.
Powerful Pets - Psymatter also can be used to purchase/sustain a loyal pet companion to stay by your side to the death (or until you run out of Psymatter). From fuzzy turtles to vicious weasels, pets will offer invaluable support in varied forms to the daydreamer.
Frightening Bosses - If normal aliens, mutants, robots, and bugs aren't bad enough, the bosses of Daydreamer: Awakened Edition are truly terrifying to behold. The disturbing Mr. Smiles, the repulsive Grimeboy, and ferocious, but still kind of cute, Rabies Rabbit are just some of the creepy boss monsters brought to life in the game.
Numerous Improvements - Since this is the Awakened Edition, that means there are a multitude of improvements and additions to the original release. Besides gameplay tweaks and balancing, there are now more difficulties, enhanced controls, improved combat, a ranked mode/leaderboard for the competitive, world map function, a brand new ending, and much more.Daydreamer: Awakened Edition
will arrive on Xbox One on June 3rd for $9.99 or regional equivalent.