Summum Aeterna

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Aeterna Game Studio
Release Date: 2024

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'Summum Aeterna' Is A Roguelite Action/Adventure, Coming to Early Access Soon - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2022 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT

Summum Aeterna is a roguelite game that combines dungeon crawler mechanics with fast-paced combat and a unique 2D art style.

Summum Aeterna is a roguelite featuring frantic action without losing the artistic essence of the Aeterna world.

Summum Aeterna is a prequel to the Metroidvania Aeterna Noctis, where we will take control of the King of Darkness during his bloodiest and most chaotic time. Incredible combat and a frenetic pace of pure action will accompany us in this new adventure which takes place thousands of years before the events in Aeterna Noctis.

Taking the role of the King of Darkness, a mighty, powerful, and, why not, attractive warlord condemned to eternal life, you'll explore uncharted dungeons populated with treasures, traps, hordes of enemies, and powerful bosses.

Descend into the most dangerous depths of Aeterna and fight your way to the end of each dungeon... If you can!


“Aeterna Noctis, our previous title, taught us that community is vital for a game to be fun and accessible to everyone. That's why we chose the Early Access mode for Summum Aeterna, our next project so that the feedback from the players, and the direct communication with the community, help us to achieve a perfect gaming experience.”

“All the features listed in the game description are already implemented. The game is completely polished at a playable level, including the combat and dungeon crawling mechanics described on "About this game". Biomes, enemies, and skills are planned to be expanded in the future.”

“We are going to increase the amount of content for the game during Early Access, without changing anything from the gameplay perspective, but adding more biomes and zones, new weapons, and incorporating new features, so the possibilities for the player are much more varied. Our plan is to expand the content, improving what already exists without modifying the playable core of Summum Aeterna.”

Key Features:

  • Roguelite vibes: The King of Darkness may be immortal... But he can still be defeated. You will start your adventure over and over again, that's how this kind of games works, right? Don't panic, even if you're defeated, you still keep some of the stuff and upgrades you earned the last time you lived... Some of them, at least.
  • Seed mechanic: Summum Aeterna includes an original feature never seen before in the genre, the seeds... Each one generates a unique dungeon with different enemy behavior, rewards, random encounters, and even a larger map size, depending on its attributes and rareness.
  • Brutal fast-paced combat: The key to surviving in Summum Aeterna is killing every single living (or not, depending on the enemy) being you encounter. How to achieve that? Well, your play as a cursed monarch so your weapons were crafted for a king! Show no mercy, use your swords, shields, pistols, and scythes to make them beg for their miserable lives before they do the same with you...
  • Rareness is a virtue: Every weapon, seed, and gem in Summum Aeterna has a rareness level: Common, Infrequent, Strange, Epic, Legendary, and Mythic. The higher the rarity of an item, the more benefits. More level means bigger dangers and challenges, but higher rareness too!
  • Custom adventures: In Summum Aeterna you can define your own adventure. Each completed dungeon will give you lots of rewards, including seed genes. Thanks to the seed mechanic, you can personalize the world attributes, enemy stats, and conditions by combining different genes... Each dungeon will be different from the last!
  • Beautiful art style: Each asset, enemy, NPC, and animation has been hand-drawn using traditional 2d techniques... Everything you see in Summum Aeterna, from the smallest chest to the most colossal boss, has countless hours of hard drawing work. The visuals speak for themselves, the game looks amazing!

Summum Aeterna is coming to Steam Early Access in the near future, with full launch planned for 2024.

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