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Aeterna Noctis

A metroidvania in the style of an action platform game. In Aeterna Noctis we play the King of Darkness who travels across the land trying to regain his old power and defeat his eternal rival - the Queen of Light.

Action | fantasy | platform | RPG elements | 2D | metroidvania | indie games | side-scroll

Aeterna Noctis Release Date

15Dec2021in 144days

PC PS4 XONE Switch PS5 XSX

Aeterna Noctis is an action platformer kept in metroidvania style. The game was developed by an independent Spanish team Aeternum Game Studios.

Plot

Aeterna Noctis takes us on a journey to the fantastic world of Aeterna, created by the supreme god called Chaos. When this world became an arena of war between two of its rulers, Chaos cast a terrible curse on them and made them immortal. Since then, the King of Darkness and the Queen of Light are doomed to fight forever. During the game we play as the King of Darkness and our task is to regain his power and make one more attempt to finally defeat the eternal rival.

Mechanics

Aeterna Noctis is a side-scrolling game. It features sixteen levels. These varied and extensive stages are interconnected, together forming something like a huge maze, which allows us to explore them in any order. Moreover, there are always several paths leading to the goal.

While exploring locations, we jump on platforms and avoid various traps, as well as solve occasional environmental puzzles. Apart from that, we often face enemies on our way, with which the King of Darkness can cope by melee or using magic. In addition to the regular enemies, we often have to face the bosses, whose defeat requires careful observation of their movements and finding their weak points. The game is dynamic, thanks in no small part to the refined and responsive control, which is the apple of the authors' eye.

As we progress we develop the protagonist and unlock new skills related to close combat, magical attacks and the art of survival. This is important because the game's difficulty level increases with time, so we can never feel too confident in the land of Aeterna.

Technical aspects

Aeterna Noctis features hand-drawn, 2D graphics. The game can boast smooth animations and detailed and varied location designs.

Game mode: single player  

Age restrictions Aeterna Noctis: 12+

Aeterna Noctis System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz / AMD Athlon X4
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 950 / Radeon R7 370 or better
  • 20 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-9600 3.1 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon RX 570 or better
  • 20 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
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