Those who’ve been following the development process of 11 bit studios’ Moonlighter will be interested to see what the team has just released. That is, a comparison trailer that compares and contrasts footage from each of the four platforms that the game will release onto.
For those who’ve yet to hear about Moonlighter, it’s a retro-inspired action-RPG about a guy named Will. A regular shopkeeper by day and an adventurer by night, he becomes the hero of what looks to be a large-sized quest full of ugly monsters and dangerous traps. Well, those things and some of the trappings of classic 2D, pixel art role-playing games, like weapons, villages and even crafting.
Created by Digital Sun, published by 11 bit studios, and partnered with Merge Games for retail distribution, Moonlighter’s story dates back to a time long past when a set of magical gates was discovered during an archaeological excavation. People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions — providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure. Rynoka, a small commercial village, was founded near the excavation site providing refuge and became a place for adventurers to sell their hard-earned riches. Moonlighter is an Action-RPG with rogue-lite elements following the daily struggles of the aforementioned Will, Rynoka’s ambitious shopkeeper that dreams of becoming a hero.
Moonlighter will be released onto Xbox One, PS4 and PC on May 29th. A Switch version then will follow in Q3 2018.