“We are delighted for action-adventure fans to begin their journeys through Strayed Lights’ enchanting and kinetic realm today,” enthuses Embers co-founder and creative director Alexandre Arramon.
“We are incredibly grateful for the positive response we’ve received from the community so far and can’t wait to further immerse players with the colourful new ideas we’ve conceived. For now, we invite everyone to explore Strayed Lights’ meticulously crafted universe by supporting our debut title across modern platforms and diving deeper through the game’s premium artbook and mesmerising soundtrack by Austin Wintory. Thank you once again for the remarkable feedback to our first project.”
Set in a mystical and ruinous world, you play as an unbalanced being of light and darkness which seeks transcendence.
You must explore a land of otherworldly ruins and glowing trees, mastering the game’s combat flow to evolve and help soothe the souls of otherwise daunting adversaries who are tormented by their own inner demons.
With an immersive, non-dialogue-based narrative and a hand-painted-inspired art direction, Grammy award-winning composer Austin Wintory has penned a meditative and evocative soundtrack.
The developer has outlined the game’s key features, which include:
- Harness Energy In Combat: Challenge rogue shadow creatures in fast-paced, rewarding combat. Use a fluid mix of parries and dodges to absorb their energy levels until you can unleash an ultra energy attack. Shift your light from blue to orange in sync with enemies using timed parries, then push energy back at them in vivid finishers.
- Confront Creatures Within And Without: Monsters pursue you across otherworldly regions of mists, tall trees and luminescent ruins. Enjoy evocative boss fights with colossal shadow creatures gone rogue, as well as rhythmic duels with a variety of eerie creatures.
- Grow And Ascend: Build up a unique character that can harness energy to let loose bold attacks. Unlock new abilities and grow from a tiny light to a pseudo-mystical entity imbued with vivid powers.
- Explore A Mysterious Land: Strayed Lights is set in a dark and oneiric world that is as vivid as it is mysterious. Journey alongside a haunting soundtrack that reflects states of feeling in creatures you encounter created by Austin Wintory – composer behind Journey, ABZÛ, and The Banner Saga series.
Strayed Lights is now available digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.