Hunt the Night will be released on all major PC platforms on April 13th with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox versions coming at a later date. A brand new trailer showing never-before-seen gameplay and enemies has been released to coincide with the announcement.
What is Hunt the Night?
Hunt the Night is a retro-style action RPG. It combines fast, skilled gameplay with dark fantasy lore, 2D exploration and intense boss battles. Players control Vesper Blackbone, a member of the ‘Stalkers’ in charge of finding the key to reclaiming a perpetual daytime cycle. This is a decisive move that will banish the horrors of The Night that have been ravaging humanity.
Throughout the world of Medhram, Vesper must explore ruins and horrors. You’ll have to go through dungeons full of traps, enemies and puzzles, and successfully complete ‘Hunt’ missions against terrifying monstrosities.
The story of this condemned and decadent world is given through its characters, the world design and collectables. Players can discover all kinds of locations. From ancient cathedrals and libraries of knowledge to lost kingdoms and devastated floating cities. Vesper is also joined by her dark counterpart. Umbra, is a being who not only grants a teleportation skill that grants access to new areas, but also becomes a driving point in the story and narrative in Hunt the Night.
Hunt the Night’s combination of gothic pixel art, traditional sprite animation and dark orchestral soundtrack give it a strong personality in the action-RPG genre. The main theme is written by the renowned Japanese composer of Secret of Mana, Hiroki Kikuta. Honestly, this looks like an absolutely brilliant title. I won’t be picking it up for the PC. I’m not a great PC gamer, but I’ll definitely be picking it up on the PlayStation.