Merge Games will only be familiar to Xbox players as the publisher of the upcoming point-and-click title Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space
. This isn't the only title that they will be bringing to consoles though; the publisher is also bringing Raven Travel Studios' 2D side-scrolling run 'n' gun action title Cast of the Seven Godsends
to Xbox One.
The evil emperor Zaraaima has kidnapped the infant heir to the land of Dareca. King Kandar must call upon the aid of the seven gods of Dareca as he traverses the six worlds of his kingdom in a bid to save his son. He must face the emperor’s hordes as he battles through dark woods, slimy swamps, sinister mills, infernal volcanoes, snowy mountains, golden cities and demonic castles. Each world is guarded by level bosses each sworn to bring about the king’s swift demise. To help him in his quest King Kandar can invoke God-given armour, wield different weapons and cast fanatical spells. Can the King save his son and his kingdom or will Dareca fall into the evil emperor’s grasp?
Featuring a really simple control scheme, players use just two buttons alongside the joystick -- one to jump and one to shoot. If that sounds too simple, there are four difficulty levels to test the most hardened of gamers as they head through the six "very different and long" worlds. Here's a list of gameplay features:
Checkpoint save positions throughout worlds
Five basic weapons to master
Seven god-like armour sets
15 different bonus items to boost your hero
Thirty-five magic combat spells to utilise
Over 50 different enemies
Twelve mid and end-of-level bosses
Hand-drawn pixel graphics with a 16-bit look-and-feel
Raven Travel Studio’s Paolo Cattaneo said:
Cast of the Seven Godsends has been a real labour of love and we have drawn heavily on arcade classics like Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and Ghosts ‘n Goblins. Cast of the Seven Godsends should prove and enjoyable challenge for arcade fans everywhere and we are extremely proud of the game we have created.
If still images aren't quite helping to form a picture of the game, check out this teaser trailer instead:
There's no release date yet for the game, but we'll be sure to bring you more when we get it.