It seems the studio behind Aeon Must Die!, the anime-styled beat'em-up that was just announced for Switch, has been caught up in quite a bit of turmoil recently.
Word is breaking out on Twitter that Limestone Games recently saw a mass exodus of employees due to development crunch and issues with not getting paid. It also seems the trailer that was shared today was a rework of a trailer created by employees that are no longer with the team.
Limestone Games is yet to make a comment on this situation. The same goes for Focus Interactive, which is the publisher of Aeon Must Die!.
Limestone Games and Focus Home Interactive are delighted to reveal Aeon Must Die!, a galaxy-spanning brawler with a unique anime-inspired art style and a massive story of betrayal, love, and revenge across a broken universe. Aeon Must Die! was revealed earlier today as part of the PlayStation State of Play broadcast and will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2021. Check out the Reveal Trailer now.
A spectacular beat’em-up packed with brutal, over-the-top action and an anime-inspired art like you’ve never seen
Aeon, the dreaded Emperor of the unstoppable Void Armada, has been betrayed and left for dead by his generals. Weakened and without a body to exact his revenge, he desperately merges with you to escape. Travel across the futuristic city of Pantheon to destroy or subdue those who betrayed Aeon, while fighting for your mind, free will, and control of your body.
Choose who you kill or spare and change the fate of the galaxy
Experience a unique beat’em-up introducing breakneck, risk-reward gameplay, innovative tactical fighting, and an RPG alignment system that tracks how you behave as a warrior.
Will you succumb to Aeon’s will and unleash his power, losing yourself in the process? Or will you choose the hard way and remain free, at the cost of your strength?
More information on Aeon Must Die! will come in the coming months as we head towards release in 2021.