Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Platformer
Publisher: Playtonic Friends
Developer: Knight Shift Games
Release Date: 2023

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'Elsie' Reveals More Story Details And Game Mechanics - Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2023 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT

Uncover the mystery behind the attack and save planet Ekis in this rogue-like neon platformer.

Elsie is a technicolor, hyperkinetic, rogue-like action-platformer filled with procedurally generated levels, an army of robots to blast through, and a wide scope of items and weaponry to make each run as unique as possible. Master countless magitek weapons and abilities in order to survive.

Experience the evolution of classic run and gun gameplay tightly tuned into a bullet hell ballet. Dash, dive and shoot across stages full or dynamic enemies whilst performing perfectly timed precision parrying.

With each new run, delve into the ever-shifting domains across Planet Ekis’s gorgeous neon-drenched pixelated biomes. Each environment has its own set of challenges with unique enemies to overcome as you learn attack patterns and weaknesses.

Embrace the chaos of continually changing opportunities, making decisions about character upgrades, skills and weapons that will drastically change the feel of each run. Experiment with different playstyles and create synergies for devastating potential.

Joining Elsie’s battle is Andru, a melee-based character with unique augments, weapons, and abilities that open up a slew of gameplay possibilities.

This new trailer gives you a look at some all-new mechanics and story details.

You play as the android Elsie, embarking on a quest to clean up the world she calls home. Uncover the mystery behind the attack and save planet Ekis in this rogue-like neon platformer.

Start your journey in Sapir Wharf, a haven for all survivors of the attacks on Dr Grey’s city. Traverse through a multitude of environments from luscious forests, a volcanic grotto and more to find out why the Guardians have gone missing and save them from the corruption that's taken over.

One of the core mechanics that makes Elsie stand out is how the playable characters parry. Both Elsie and Andru can parry just about any attack. Whether an enemy is blasting bullets or dealing melee swings, the player can parry into it, using it both as a defensive ability as well as an offensive manoeuvre. Get parrying to return much-needed stamina and perform lightning-fast counterattacks destroying your enemies and projectiles.

Interested fans can check out a playable PC demo on Steam.

Key Features

  • Adrenaline pumping platforming with unique parry system
  • Procedurally generated runs through neon-drenched pixel stages
  • Endless synergies with dozens of weapons, skills and augments
  • Tons of replayability with hours of content and daily challenges

Elsie is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) in 2023.

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