Japanese indie game publisher PLAYISM has announced the release of its upcoming twin-stick shooter Metroidvania title Rusted Moss. Rusted Moss will be released in early Q2 2023 and a confirmed release date for the game will be announced closer to its launch. Rusted Moss is an action-packed Metroidvania that is inspired by folktales and desolate landscapes. You can check out the trailer for Rusted Moss below which showcases the world of the game and its gameplay in action:
In Rusted Moss, the human realm has been invaded by Fae, and Fern, a changeling, sets out on a mysterious mission to protect it from the invasion. Armed with an intuitive grappling hook to fly across a hostile land, you will use Fern’s gun to kill mechanical monstrosities that come in your way. The game features desolate landscapes drenched in melancholy as you witness the remnants of humanity and their rusting iron inventions. Humanity is under the invasion of faeries and is on the brink of collapse.
In a desperate bid to save them, humans have empowered their own witches with stolen Fae magic however the humans were deceived as one of them appeared to be someone that is not theirs. The Fae has stolen a human baby and has replaced it with something else which is being raised by human parents. Fern is this changeling whose true loyalties have emerged and now alongside a mysterious share names Puck, has set off on a journey to return Fae to the world and end the Age of Men.
Shunji Mizutani, Executive Producer for PLAYISM comments:
We initially planned to release Rusted Moss in February, but we decided to delay release to allow more time for the developers to polish and perfect the game. We apologize to all of you who were waiting for the release, but it is coming very soon and we’re confident that the extra time taken will give you an even more amazing experience with this ‘Grapplevania’. Please look forward to further announcements.
Key features of Rusted Moss include:
- Creative platforming focusing on a grappling hook (No classic double jump!)
- Fast-paced bullet-hell inspired boss fights
- Unique Trinkets!
- Trinkets are Fae blessings that give your character special abilities.
- Customize your playstyle!
- Beautiful desolate environment to explore
If you are interested in playing Rusted Moss, you can head over to the game’s Steam page and add the game to your wishlist to keep updated on all future developments. The game might be released on additional platforms as well however as of now, only a PC release via Steam has been announced.
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