It's been a while
since we last heard about Source
, an upcoming metroidvania by independent developer Fenix Fire
. They've recently announced that Source
is being built on Epic Games
's latest engine, Unreal Engine 4, promising the expected high-quality visuals associated with this latest game engine.
Players take the role of a firefly in a dying world, using the character's energy-harnessing abilities in an attempt to save it. Whereas most metroidvania games are 2D, the devs are creating a 3D environment for this one. In the video below, you see the main firefly character flying freely around the world, even diving down into the water below and back out again. We also see what looks like one of the player's abilities as the firefly shoots out a golden spiraling helix of energy.
The developers have referenced "huge interconnected worlds", suggesting an open-world free roaming approach, but still include the metroidvania staples of backtracking to unlock other areas, as well as secret powers to locate. A handful of screenshots have been released as well, showcasing some of the particle effects being used in the game.Source
is set for a summer release on Xbox One, although a specific date has not yet been given.