French indie developer Shiro Games has announced that the Evoland series will be making a journey to consoles in early February. Both Evoland and Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder will be included in the Evoland Legendary Edition that’ll first release on PS4 on February 5, then Nintendo Switch on February 7, and last but not least, Xbox One on February 8. Price details have yet to be revealed. However, pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch version will be available starting January 29 and players can already wishlist the game on the Nintendo eShop.
I’ve unfortunately haven’t played the series yet, so if you’re in the same boat or if you need a quick refresher, here’s a brief run-through of what I learned about Evoland and Evoland 2:
Evoland takes players on a journey through the history of action-adventure gaming. Basically, Evoland is a love letter to classic games we all know and love. As players go through Evoland, they’ll unlock new technologies, graphical upgrades, and gameplay systems that dramatically change the game. So for example, Evoland starts off with 8-bit graphics, but then, later on, the look of game transforms to full modern-day 3D graphics. Another neat game feature to mention is that battles go from having a classic RPG turn-based combat system to a real-time combat system.
Evoland 2 takes all the components of Evoland but turns them up to 11, offering a full-blown RPG adventure with an epic story, deep combat and customization options, dozens of characters to interact with, and varied locations to visit. There are even more gameplay systems included in Evoland 2 as players can expect beat ‘em up battles in the streets, challenging puzzles to tinker with, pixel-perfect platforming, shoot ’em up fun, and more.
The original Evoland was first released on Steam and GOG.com in April 2013, and then in February 2015, the game was ported to the App Store and Google Play with the help of mobile game publisher, Playdigious. For Evoland 2, it launched on PC in August 2015, and a mobile port from Playdigious released on the App Store and Apple TV in February 2018 and on Android in June 2018.
Explore what makes the Evoland Legendary Edition so legendary by watching the trailer below:
Author’s take: With all the different gameplay systems and everything in the Evoland series, the series just sounds like it’d be so much fun to play through. I’m definitely looking forward to playing both of the games in all of their glory in the Evoland Legendary Edition!
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