Independent publisher Nnooo announces the release dates for the critically acclaimed game Anodyne developed by Analgesic Productions. The game is scheduled to launch on the following dates and platforms:
September 18 - PlayStation 4 in the Americas
September 19 - PlayStation 4 in Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand
September 21 - Xbox One in the Americas, Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand
Anodyne takes place in the haunting, vibrant subconscious mind of the game’s protagonist, Young. You are tasked with navigating the various natural, urban and abstract environments within Young’s innermost self to help sweep away demons, defeat enemies and solve Young’s personal puzzles with their only weapon, a trusty broom! Clear out the dungeons, meander through Young’s own mind, and collect cards to advance further into the game as Young grows in confidence and ability. Defeat the evil Briar who is trying to transform Young’s subconscious into total darkness.
Anodyne harks back to classic 16-bit action-adventure games while creating its own unique feel. It incorporates a large overworld with many quirky, challenging dungeons filled with a variety of unusual enemies. This is overlaid with an unsettling musical score which adds to the feel of an uneasy, dreamlike experience.
Already launched on PC and Mac, this debut game from the 2-person studio Analgesic Productions was released to critical acclaim. Developed while the two were still students, Anodyne won an Honorable Mention at the IGF Student Showcase in San Francisco. The console version of the game has stayed mainly true to the original with added Achievements for PlayStation 4 and Trophies for Xbox One.
Bruce Thomson, Business and Marketing Director at Nnooo says:
“We were attracted to the unusual nature of Anodyne which is inspired by games like The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Yume Nikki while retaining its own other-worldly feel. There’s a brooding darkness to it which is juxtaposed with an irreverent sense of humour from some of the characters Young encounters. We felt it should be brought to console so a wider audience could experience its quirkiness.”
Analgesic Productions is a small, Midwestern US studio specialising in adventure games that mix strong, character-driven narratives with experimental, expressive takes on traditional gameplay mechanics.
Sean Han Tani, Director at Analgesic says:
“Thanks to Nnooo’s assistance, we’re finally bringing Anodyne to consoles! When starting work on Anodyne during college, we never thought that one day the game would be on consoles, so we’re thrilled that the dream is now a reality! We hope that you will enjoy the surreal, dark and dreamy world we’ve prepared from your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.”
Watch the launch trailer right here:
Anodyne will be priced at US$9.99 and €9.99. Regional prices may vary per platform depending on store conversion rates. Please check your store for full price details.