Action-slash-sci-fi adventure game "XEL" heads to Switch this Summer

“A love letter to classic Zelda titles.”

31 March 2022
by nintendojam 0

Developer Tiny Roar and publisher Assemble Entertainment have released a gameplay reveal trailer for their time-traveling sci-fi adventure game, XEL, and on top of that, a Nintendo Switch version has been confirmed. Check out the 1.5 minute long gameplay trailer above and the press release below for more details.

A wondrous 3D sci-fi fantasy, XEL follows an amnesiac protagonist named Reid, who finds herself shipwrecked on a mystifying planet with no memory of who she is or where she’s from. During her quest, Reid will meet a cast of charming characters, engage in thrilling top-down dungeon-clearing combat, and of course, find and upgrade a whole arsenal of valuable items and tools — some of which may help her jump through space and time itself. As Reid delves deeper into the mysteries surrounding the world of XEL, she discovers an endless cycle of peril. Does she have the strength and courage to end the cycle for good, or will she too become trapped?

Key Features of XEL Include:

  • Old School Meets New School: Retro meets modern in a classic top-down 3D action-adventure featuring a well-crafted and fun combat system comprised of, dodging, parrying, and clever gadgets
  • Adventure Through Space and Time: Explore the mysterious world of XEL and uncover its dark past, utilizing mind-bending time travel to unlock the secrets of the mysterious land whilst mastering the many challenging dungeons waiting to be explored
  • A Timeless Audiovisual Experience: Composed by Gidon Wolff, XEL offers a timeless soundtrack complemented by vibrant visuals, handcrafted by a passionate indie team

XEL launches on Windows PC via Steam and GOG, as well as Nintendo Switch, in summer 2022. The verdant adventure also launches on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Playstation 4/5 later this year.


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