Brazil-based developer Cat Nigiri showcased Necrosphere Deluxe and Keen at PAX East 2019.
Brazil-based developer Cat Nigiri and Japan-based publisher UNTIES have teamed up to bring Necrosphere Deluxe and Keen to various platforms. Necrosphere Deluxe in particular follows special agent Terry Cooper as he navigates the Necrosphere. The game is very minimalist as players will only use two buttons to guide Cooper through the Necrosphere and return him to reality.
“Necrosphere Deluxe is a metroidvania dished out in bite-sized segments, perfect for swift respawning without losing any progress,” said Cat Nigiri founder Caio Lopez. “Using minimalistic controls and 16-bit style artwork we were able to create a fantastically demanding experience that will deliver fond nostalgic memories to old-school gamers.”
The game is out now and available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac. To appeal to a more international audience, the game is also available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Korean, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.
Keen is a puzzle adventure game also from the joint partnership.
Keen is another game Cat Nigiri has showcased at PAX East 2018. The game is centered around Kim, a 12-year-old girl who is tasked with defending her village. She did not know what violence was, yet found herself battling robots and other enemies.
One of the fun parts of this game is the ability to choose your own pace. Despite the turn-based movement, you can blast through the game or carefully calculate your next move. Kim can unlock new abilities through hidden collectibles, allowing her to teleport, deploy traps, and more. Keen seeks to cater to several types of gamers: tactics fans, puzzle fans, and adventure fans. The developers plan to release the game in the second quarter of 2019 on Steam, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.
What do you think of these offerings from Cat Nigiri and UNTIES? Do you plan on getting either game, or both? Let us know in the comments below!