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Aegis Defenders

A game developed by an indie studio, GUTS Department, that combines elements of metroidvania and tower defense. The game is set in a fantasy world where the only things left by technologically advanced civilizations are only ruins and powerful artifacts. The main characters, a mechanic called Bart and his granddaughter Clu, declare a war on Empire – in order to end its hegemony they embark on a journey to find a legendary weapon called Aegis. During this adventure full of dangers they have to not only visit various locations and avoid countless traps but also solve puzzles (which often require their cooperation – we can switch between the characters freely) and fight with enemies. Sometimes, they have to defend places, characters and objects from incoming waves of enemies – your success in those battles depends on using Bart's abilities that allow him to construct useful items as well as making a good use of Clu's skills both in combat and placing traps. During the game we get new equipment and upgrade the already owned one. This allows us to reach previously unavailable places and eliminate increasingly bigger and more dangerous enemies. Aegis Defenders can be played alone or with other player. The developers were inspired by the first few The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy games which is reflected by the game's pixelart graphics.

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PC / Windows
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Aegis Defenders

Aegis Defenders | PC

Aegis Defenders release date for PC:

game language:
English

08 February 2018 | Worldwide

08 February 2018 | Europe

08 February 2018 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: split screen, players: 1-2

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Aegis Defenders (PS4) cover
Aegis Defenders

Aegis Defenders | PS4

Aegis Defenders release date for PS4:

game language:
English

08 February 2018 | Worldwide

08 February 2018 | Europe PAL

08 February 2018 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: split screen, players: 1-2

Nintendo Switch
Game Aegis Defenders (Switch) cover
Aegis Defenders

Aegis Defenders | Switch

Aegis Defenders release date for Switch:

game language:
English

08 February 2018 | Worldwide

08 February 2018 | Europe PAL

08 February 2018 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-2

Aegis Defenders, available on PC / Windows, is an original genre hybrid that uses elements of metroidvania and tower defense games. The game, developed by GUTS Department studio, was created thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign and was released by Humble Bundle.

Plot

Aegis Defenders is set in a fantasy world where the only things left by technologically advanced civilizations are only ruins and powerful artifacts that grant their owners tremendous power. Citizens of Elam, a city that was built on these lands, suffer from regime of the ruthless Empire. The main heroes of this story, a mechanic called Bart and his granddaughter Clu, embark on a journey to find a legendary weapon called Aegis. They believe that this weapon can end the Empire once and for all and change fate of the people that are under its rules.

Mechanics

The action in Aegis Defenders, released on PC / Windows, is presented from a side view. During the game we visit various locations, jump from platform to platform, avoid traps and other dangers. Also, we have to solve a few easy puzzles but there are also those that are more demanding. The puzzles are solved by cooperation of the main characters and sometimes we are even aided by their companions. We can switch between the characters whenever we want which is helpful during the puzzles and fights with enemies.

The usual fights with enemies aren't that different from those that appear in other metroidvania-like games. However, when we have to defeat waves of enemies that attack us from all directions and defend certain places, characters and objects, we must to rely on tower defense element if we want to achieve success we need to use Bart's and Clu's special abilities. Bart can, in a blink of an eye, create useful items such as automatic turrets and other obstacles. Clu is good with weapons but she can also set traps.

During the game we collect new equipment and we can upgrade the already owned items, which allows our characters to reach previously unavailable places and face bigger, and more dangerous enemies.

Game modes

The core of Aegis Defenders is its story mode the game can be completed alone or with other player that can join us at any point.

Technical aspects

The graphics in Aegis Defenders, available on PC / Windows, is 2D and it uses the pixelart style the developers were inspired by games such as Super Metroid, early The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy games.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

Minimum: Intel Core i3 1.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows XP SP2