An update has arrived on the ports of Zengeon, the action-RPG roguelite where up to four players can fight demons and ward off the return of an evil god. The bad news is, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions still only have a general 2020 release window. The good news is, the Zengeon Switch version now has a September 25, 2020 release date. Digital and physical copies will be available.
For physical copies, there is a pre-order offer. Funstock is selling a $37.65/£29.99/€33.01 Limited Edition that gives you the game on a cart and three art cards. While the preview image noted the art isn’t final, it seems like they’ll feature playable characters like Ziyu Yuan, Hou Shuyan, and He Ruolin.
To help give people a better idea of what to expect from the Zengeon Switch, PS4, and Xbox One versions, here’s a gameplay trailer.
Basically, the gimmick is that the Dark Emptiness’ demons and Demon God are trying to reach the Blessed Land. Fortunately, the Celestial Academy and its students, who are all warriors, have fought to protect it and maintain a seal. That seal was broken, during a lunar eclipse of course, and now you have to go alone or with up to four friends into the world to fight back. The Blessed Land will be randomized, with different enemies and helpful items each time. However, you can get persistent power-ups to help you on subsequent runs by finding story items for specific characters.
The Zengeon Switch version will arrive on September 25, 2020. The PC version is immediately available. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will arrive later in 2020.