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Strayed Lights

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Embers
Release Date: April 25, 2023

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'Strayed Lights' Reveals More Game Details & Story, Playable PC Demo Available - Trailer

by Rainier on March 17, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT

Strayed Lights is an atmospheric action-adventure with fluid combat and an intricate world imbued with mystery.

Strayed Lights immerses players in a mystical and ruinous world brought to life by intuitive, snappy and smart combat design. Combined with an immersive, non-dialogue based narrative, a hand-painted-like art direction, and a meditative soundtrack composed by the Grammy award-winning Austin Wintory, Strayed Lights will refine evocative video game experiences when it releases soon.

In Strayed Lights, players will embody an unbalanced being of light and darkness on its path towards awakening. By mastering the game’s combat flow, a tiny light will evolve to help soothe the souls of daunting adversaries tormented by their own inner demons. Counter, parry, and strike with precision to fully realize the art on display in Strayed Lights’ combat.

You are a tiny, growing light seeking transcendence. Explore a land of otherworldly ruins and glowing trees, where entities of flickering lights and luminescent shadows reside.

Strayed Lights developer Embers released a brand-new trailer featured in the Mix Direct Spring 2023 showcase, revealing more about the game's stunning graphics, fast-paced combat, and abstract storyline.

In addition to the new trailer, Embers is excited to announce the availability of a limited time Steam demo for Strayed Lights. This demo will give players the opportunity to experience the game's mechanics, story, and gameplay firsthand ahead of its public facing as an upcoming  PAX Rising Showcase 2023 inductee.

"We are thrilled to be able to share our new gameplay trailer and demo with fans of Strayed Lights," says Alexandre Arramon, co-founder and creative director at Embers. "We've been working hard to create a game that is both engaging and visually outstanding, and we can't wait for players to experience it for themselves."

Key Features:

  • Challenge rogue shadow creatures in fast-paced, rewarding combat. Use a fluid mix of parries and dodges to absorb their energy levels until you can unleash an ultra energy attack. Shift your light from blue to orange in sync with enemies using timed parries, then push energy back at them in vivid finishers.
  • Monsters pursue you across otherworldly regions of mists, tall trees and luminescent ruins. Enjoy evocative boss fights with colossal shadow creatures gone rogue, as well as rhythmic duels with a variety of eerie creatures.
  • Build up a unique character that can harness energy to let loose bold attacks. Unlock new abilities and grow from a tiny light to a pseudo-mystical entity imbued with vivid powers.
  • Strayed Lights is set in a dark and oneiric world that is as vivid as it is mysterious. Journey alongside a haunting soundtrack that reflects states of feeling in creatures you encounter created by Austin Wintory — composer behind Journey, ABZÛ, and The Banner Saga series.

Strayed Lights is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, GoG) on April 25, 2023

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