Nine soles is an upcoming 2D action-platformer from Red Candle Games, the developer behind the fantastic psychological horror games arrest and dedication. We’ve heard about the fast-paced game before, but when we see it in action it’s clear that it’s quite a departure from the usual formula.
On Tuesday, Red Candle Games gave us a first look at the Sekiro: Shadows die twice-inspired distraction-focused combat. Even from these brief glimpses of enemies and bosses in the game, it’s clear that getting the rhythm of enemy attacks down will be important. The protagonist, Yi, can deflect enemy attacks with a handy sword to charge his chi, which he can then unleash with explosive effect. Finally, he has a wide bow in his arsenal for all ranged threats.
Yi must battle the eponymous nine Sols, who manifest as large bosses of varying sizes, shapes, and personalities. Red Candle Games also says the game will be rich in lore and players will be able to explore a unique Taopunk setting and dark electronic soundtrack.
The project has already been funded through the Red Candle Games website. The game is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2023.
https://www.polygon.com/23003478/nine-sols-red-candle-games-gameplay-reveal-trailer Get a look at Nine Sols’ action platformer gameplay in a new trailer