Powerful beasts known as Demiurges have ruled the world of Hypnos since the King disappeared. Now, a lone Wanderer awakens in this bleak, dream-like place with no memory of his past, must face those beast to restore the land and his mind in action game Shattered: Tale of The Forgotten King.
Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King plays out in sidescrolling, trap-filled, labyrinthine stages. These stages each contain a major puzzle that has to be completed to finish the stage, as well as three lesser ones that will reward the player with narrative secrets and hidden items.
The game’s narrative secrets provide different angles on the storyline. Player’s will be given one side of the story through a character that follows them on their journey, while another two will be strewn about levels or hidden in out-of-the-way places. The most well-hidden items will help decipher the Demiurge’s alphabet, so to understand what these beasts say and get the full story, players will need to find all of these objects.
Each stage contains one of the twelve Demiurges as a boss. When players engage the Demiurge, the play style will switch to 3D combat, offering light and strong attacks, as well as dodges and dashes to avoid the boss’ attacks.
Skills that have been acquired during the platforming segments will also be used against bosses. Players can also craft equipment and tools with found items, or bind elemental glyphs to their weapons for additional effects.
Shattered : Tale of The Forgotten King is in development for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It is currently gauging crowdfunding interest on the Square Enix Collective.