Elsie Trailer Delivers Hyperkinetic Action

Elsie Key Art

Playtonic Friends and Knight Shift Games have shared a new gameplay trailer for their “technicolour, hyperkinetic, rogue-like action-platformer” Elsie, which is coming to Nintendo Switch.

Filled with procedurally generated levels, an army of robots to blast through and a wide scope of items and weaponry, you must master countless magitek weapons and abilities in order to survive.

The publisher has outlined the game’s key features, which include:

  • Critical Control: 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.
  • Shifting Domains Await: 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.
  • Augmented Action: 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.
  • Master Melee Combat: Joining Elsie’s battle is Andru, a melee-based character with unique augments, weapons, and abilities that open up a slew of gameplay possibilities.

Elsie will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2023.

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