Daydreamer: Awakened Edition, a retro-inspired side-scroller, is coming to PS4 and Xbox One
Many gamers have longed for a game that is inspired by the 8-bit side-scrolling games of the past, and Daydreamer: Awakened Edition is determined to fill that void in your soul. Daydreamer: Awakened Edition tells the story of Olivia, a girl who had awakened from a deep slumber to a world ravaged by Aliens.
Daydreamer‘s gameplay hearkens back to the time of classic arcade side-scrollers and includes a varied combat system, where Olivia will have a multitude of weapons and abilities at her disposal. You will be able to vanquish your foes with energy, homing, ray, helix, and flamethrower blasters, as well as abilities to slow down time and warp to different areas of the level.
You can check out Daydreamer‘s full features below:
Twitchy Retro Gameplay — Those who live for intense side-scrolling, platforming, and shooting action will feel right at home, because players will shoot, whip, shield, jump, and warp their way to the Earth’s core. The design choices in the game harken back to gaming’s arcade classics!
A Varied Combat System — With a dearth of different weapons and abilities at the daydreamer’s disposal, she will eradicate aliens with energy, homing, ray, helix, and flamethrower blasters, and melee mutants with her whips. She also has the abilities to shield against damage, warp to hard-to-reach areas, slow down time, and more. But they don’t come cheap-players must hunt for Psymatter in order to buy the weapons and items that will aid her along her hazardous journey.
Powerful Pets — Psymatter also can be used to purchase/sustain a loyal pet companion to stay by your side to the death (or until you run out of Psymatter). From fuzzy turtles to vicious weasels, pets will offer invaluable support in varied forms to the daydreamer.
Frightening Bosses – If normal aliens, mutants, robots, and bugs aren’t bad enough, the bosses of Daydreamer: Awakened Editionare truly terrifying to behold. The disturbing Mr. Smiles, the repulsive Grimeboy, and ferocious, but still kind of cute, Rabies Rabbit are just some of the creepy boss monsters brought to life in the game.
Numerous Improvements — Since this is the Awakened Edition, that means there are a multitude of improvements and additions to the original release. Besides gameplay tweaks and balancing, there are now more difficulties, enhanced controls, improved combat, a ranked mode/leaderboard for the competitive, world map function, a brand new ending, and much more.
Daydreamer: Awakened Edition will be available digitally on May 31st on the PlayStation Store and on June 3rd on the Xbox Store for only $9.99.
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