Tsumuji, Darksiders, 3D Dot Game Heroes… there have been a fair few games that have, one way or another, drawn inspiration from the Zelda franchise in the last few months. Action RPG Across Age from Japanese developer EXE-Create seems to be the next in line.

 

Across Age’s in-game art style and overall design is an attempt to "rekindle the golden 16-bit era." It even involves time-travel. Unlike Zelda, however, you can play as two characters, both of whom you’ll need to switch between, in order to get through the game’s puzzles. One is a swordsman named Ales and the other is a magician, Ceska. FDG Entertainment, the game’s co-publisher, says Across Age has fifteen hours of playtime including anime cutscenes.

 

Across Age has been submitted for approval to iTunes, and is expected to appear on the App Store "very soon" for $6.99.

 

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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