Are you a fan of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow? Are you a fan of Blasphemous? If you answered “yes” to both of those questions (heck, even just one), then you’ll definitely want to keep an eye out for The Last Faitha Souls-like Metroidvania (or ‘soulsvania’, according to the publisher) making its way to Switch later in 2022.
From developer Kumi Souls Games, The Last Faith showcases gorgeous pixelated visuals along with challenging gameplay in a clear homage to Konami’s seminal Castlevania series. You’ll be navigating winding paths filled with deadly beasts before finding yourself toe-to-toe against huge boss creatures that will demand you make the most of your varied weaponry.
The game started off as a Kickstarter project, raising a staggering 466% of its original goal. Kumi Souls itself is a studio based in London that works semi-remotely with its development teamed across Europe.
Here’s a bit more information on The Last Faith from publisher Playstack:
With gorgeous pixel art depicting an imposing gothic landscape, as well as the ferocious monstrosities that lurk in its shadows, The Last Faith delivers brutal but empowering gameplay. It earns the ‘soulsvania’ moniker by fusing a unique mix of metroidvania and soulslike elements into a powerful one-two punch.
With its rock-solid foundation of nonlinear exploration, players will discover a huge range of tools for destruction as they traverse snow-dusted mountains, deep dark forests, crypts and cities bathed in moonlight – all of which are painstakingly hand-drawn by outstanding artists who have captured the imagination of thousands of fans on Kickstarter.
Often brutal, but always empowering, The Last Faith thrives on merciless and precise combat, with a huge range of custom executions to perform. Players will unearth a formidable variety of melee weapons, arcane spells, and long-range firearms, allowing them to carve a path in their own style.
Step into The Last Faith’s ravaged world as Eric, awakening with no recollection of his immediate past. Soon he will discover he is in a race against time as his mind and conscience begins to deteriorate in front of him. His desire for salvation from this affliction sets him on a cursed mission that crosses paths with ancient religions and divinities.
We’ll no doubt see plenty more over the coming weeks and months, but early impressions from the trailer certainly prove promising.
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