Aurora's Journey And The Pitiful Lackey

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Gammera Nest
Developer: the Not so Great team
Release Date: 2022

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'Aurora's Journey And The Pitiful Lackey' Reveals More Game Details, Delayed Until 2023

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2022 @ 11:11 a.m. PST

Aurora's Journey And The Pitiful Lackey in this side-scrolling game with shooter mechanics, adventures, various mini-games and 3D graphics.

In 1927, Aurora Aylesworth, a young 19-year-old astronomer, sets out on a journey to find her father, who disappeared four years earlier while investigating the remains of a spaceship that fell to Earth in 1908, Eureka, and from which peculiar beings called robotos emerged and who now live integrated, in their own way, into society. But Aurora will not be alone in her journey: she will have the help of her faithful Lackey, a roboto that has been with her since she was a child, as well as friends and other people she will meet during her travels, while facing the dangerous Brainless, deformed versions without conscience or intelligence of the peaceful robotos and which, for some reason, seem to want to prevent Aurora from completing her goal.

In the game we will control Aurora as we travel through different regions and collect clues about the whereabouts of her father: William. The Brainless will try to stop Aurora, however she will be able to confront them thanks to the Copernicus, a revolver custom-made from parts of an old telescope by Rachmaninoff, an old scientist who also supports her and will help her along her journey. And since traveling is not free, Aurora will have to work to earn some money, in one of the two mini-games that represent her part-time jobs.

Join Aurora and the Lackey on their journey and take part in the discovery of her father's destiny, and in the process unravel the mystery of the Eureka ship.

Originally planned for Fall 2022, Aurora's Journey And The Pitiful Lackey is now scheduled for early 2023.

What if an ancient comet that crashed into Earth was actually an alien ship torn into pieces? That's what actually happened in 1908 (at least in Aurora's Journey's universe) and that event let to the discovery of the robotos: peaceful, robotic and clunky beings. One of them, Lackey, is one Aurora's oldest companions, and soon will join her in a quest to find her missing father when she receives his journey via mail.

William was one of the scientists behind the discovery of that comet that turned out to be an ancient ship and disappeared four years ago after embarking on an expedition to closely research the remains of the alien ship. Why is his diary appearing now? Is he alive? Who has sent it, if not Aurora's father?

That's the starting point of Aurora's Journey. But she won't be alone: she will get help from Professor Rachmaninoff, a mad scientist that has taken care of her since her father went missing. Rachmaninoff will give her the Copernicus, an oversized and upgradable gun that will be very helpful against the hordes of rogue robotos that have appeared recently and that feel a strange attraction for attacking Aurora. 

Thanks to the Copernicus, Aurora will be able to throw Lackey to any enemy she faces. Lackey is immune, but he has a dignity bar that can't reach the bottom. If it does, Lackey won't allow Aurora to keep throwing him. He might be a robot, but he's also got feelings! And to be able to travel around the world, Aurora will have to earn a living thanks to mini games such as working as a courier or writing novels.

Key Features:

  • Travel around the world with Aurora and Lackey in a side scroller adventure with shooter and platforming elements
  • Investigate the whereabouts of Aurora's father by talking to friends and strangers and unravel the mystery of Eureka
  • Use devices and gadgets designed by Aurora's friend, professor Rachmaninoff, that will help her along the way while facing countless enemies and other dangers

Aurora's Journey And The Pitiful Lackey is coming to PS4, PS5 and PC (Steam) in 2023.

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