“Aztech Forgotten Gods is a celebration of our cultural heritage that combines action, heart, and more,” explains Lienzo head of PR and marketing and lead writer Guillermo Vizcaino. “Bringing Tenochtitlan and Achtli’s story to life has been our studio’s most rewarding project and we cannot wait to share Aztech Forgotten Gods with the world on March 10, 2022!”
Set in an alternate history where European powers had never discovered ancient Mesoamerica, the Aztec Empire capital Tenochtitlan has been able to thrive for centuries as a stone metropolis that has become technologically advanced but remaining rooted in the ways of those indigenous to the land. The Gods of their past have faded into distant memory, until now.
When Achtli joins her archaeologist mother Nantsin on an unsanctioned dig, they cause an explosion that awakens stone colossi that are hellbent on destroying the city. Escaping the ruins, Achtli discovers that her prosthetic arm has been replaced with a stone artifact and that there is a being in her mind called Tez that claims his own divinity.
You must set out to crush the colossi and uncover why the Gods had once disappeared, using Achtli’s stone gauntlet as both a makeshift jetpack and devastating weapon. That will see you soar through the sky, run on walls and grind on rails before landing stone-crushing strikes on the colossi.
Aztech Forgotten Gods will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 10th March 2022.