Konami Digital Entertainment and GuruGuru have revealed that GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is in development for Nintendo Switch.
The original Getsu Fūma Den was released for Famicom back in 1987, now making a return as a roguevania 2D action game set in a dark fantasy world which is “brought to life through the stroke of traditional Japanese art.”
After 1,000 years of peace, the seal to the gate of hell is torn open releasing a flood of evil spirits into the world. With the world on the brink of destruction, as the leader of his clan, Getsu Fuma must venture into the pits of hell to rip out the evil at its core.
You will be challenged to descend into the harrowing Ukiyo-e style stages of the underworld where you must master an arsenal of weapons and equipment which can be paired to suit different playstyles. GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon will have “highly strategic combat,” which will be based on the spacing and timing aspects that are unique to Japanese martial arts.
“Having an Early Access period gives us a great opportunity to build a community for GetsuFumaDenand ensure the game is as strong as possible,” explains Konami Digital Entertainment producer Shin Murato. “Throughout this period, we want to utilise user feedback and foster an active discussion to increase the quality of the game. We will work very closely with our community to help bring this game to life through content review, bug fixes, and balancing. Our focus is on Early Access at the moment; we will share more details about Nintendo Switch in the future.”
GuruGuru director Yuki Yamashita adds: “Working closely with KONAMI and bringing GetsuFumaDen to life is a thrilling project for us. We look forward to entering Early Access and actively working in partnership with the community on a title that speaks to our passion about design, visuals, and story. We’re excited to hear the community’s feedback with a goal to shape and evolve the game as we move forward in development.”
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2022.