They’re Coming… Guardians
Is it a renewed love for all things retro/vintage or just “fashion” running in cycles? Either way, it’s clear that games – just like most other forms of media, leisure and entertainment lately – are seeing a revival of the old, with just enough of a twist of “new” to make it interesting.
Take side-scrolling platformers, there’s nothing new and innovative to be found there, right? Wrong.
Italian developers Drakkar Dev, who are responsible for the latest addition to the classic single-player-side-scrolling genre, Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel, are currently playing with their cards close to their chest when it comes to specifics. However, they claim the innovation will take the form of merging side-scrolling, together with other aspects of classic gameplay modes to create “a more fluid and complete experience”. Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel is set to emerge onto the iDevice scene later this Summer with the help of publisher, A-Tono.
Using intuitive one-finger touch controls, gamers play as a very Lara Croft-esque protagonist, Loreena, as they follow an immersive storyline through a series of different locations (and magic portals). The player’s experience within the Guardians… setting will gradually expand and become richer in content and complexity as they obtain new weapons, equipment and objects.
So confident are the developers in their creation, the CEO of Drakkar Dev, Manlio Greco, had this to say:
“We are very proud of the job we’ve done so far and we look forward to players’ response on Guardians [...] The game promises to be one of the most visually appealing apps released so far and we know our gameplay structure is pretty solid, so we have all the right elements to make this game a success”.
Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel for the iPhone and iPad will be available for purchase from Apple’s App Store, Summer 2011.