Barcelona, Spain - September 14th 2022 - Selecta Play, the video game publishing arm of the audiovisual distributor SelectaVisión, has today announced that stunning hand-drawn 2D metroidvania Aeterna Noctis will see a physical release in both a Standard Edition and highly limited Caos Edition (Collector’s Edition) on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch on November 4th in Europe. Furthermore, the challenging action-platformer is set to hit the Nintendo Switch eShop on the same day.
The Caos Edition includes a Steelbook version of the game unique to each platform, a premium Collector’s Edition Artbook containing over 224 pages, two stained glass window postcards, three-disc original soundtrack and a Collector's CD cover that includes an exclusive download code for The King of Darkness Digital Soundtrack together with all the musical sheets of the game, all encased in a Collector’s Edition box with a premium finish.
Aeterna Noctis is a demanding metroidvania that combines intense platform gameplay with enemies that will get the most out of each player. Explore, recover your power and help the king of darkness in an epic adventure only suitable for players who want a real challenge.
Aeterna Noctis arrives on Nintendo Switch bringing lots of new features. The dev team has worked hard on the port to ensure a high and stable frame rate throughout the entire game. Several accessibility options have been added so all players can enjoy the game from start to finish, its puzzles, boss fights, and platform sections.
In addition to new powers for the King of Darkness, new assistance mechanics and several improvements in the main character’s skills and gems have been included. For example, the Guardian Angel now recovers the health of all hearts. Puzzle solving is now much more accessible thanks to the Time Sapphire, a gem that keeps the character weightless when aiming with the arrows.
These technical and gameplay improvements make Aeterna Noctis a much more enjoyable Metroidvania experience, a game that Nintendo Switch players will be able to play on November the 4th by visiting the Nintendo eShop or purchasing a physical copy.
Its page on the Nintendo eShop will be opened on September the 15th to add the game to your wishlist. In the meantime, take a look at its launch trailer:
Fluid gameplay mechanics - In a game with such a difficulty curve that scales with progression, Aeterna Noctis features extremely responsive controls, allowing for precise movement and combat.
High mobility - Intuitive world design allows the players to exploit the precise movement controls of the character, allowing you to overcome each challenge in a multitude of ways. As you become more skilled in the game, it allows you to get even faster completion times.
Deep, beautiful plot - Featuring an immersive and emotional story with incredible moments, filled with unexpected twists that will immerse the players into the rich world of Aeterna Noctis.
Traditional 2D Art - Worldbuilding in Aeterna Noctis is completed by handcrafting each asset, animation and environmental detail in the game using traditional illustration methods by the art team, giving rise to a vibrant and beautifully assembled world.
Freedom of choice - Aeterna Noctis features a defined path for the storyline, but allows the player to take whatever path and pacing to navigate the expansive non-linear map featuring 16 different zones, interconnected in a classic metroidvania style.
More than 40 music tracks - Aeterna Noctis features over 40 unique tracks each with its own theme. Once the game is made available, the OST will be released with special covers of the main songs as a piano collection
Aeterna Noctis is rated PEGI 12 and is now available digitally for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Steam and Epic Games Store. The game will be also available on Nintendo Switch on November the 4th, allowing players to enjoy the most polished and updated version of Aeterna Noctis, including the new technical and gameplay additions.
Physical Standard and a limited Caos Edition will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch on November 4th. Pre-orders are now available.