Aeterna Noctis is a challenging metroidvania that majestically combines action, exploration and adventure. With 2 game modes and difficulty based on action or the exclusive Noctis mode where a level of difficulty is added in precision platforming never seen in the metroidvania genre.
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Mostly Positive (22) - 77% of the 22 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Dec 14, 2021

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By 甄游组 December 15, 2021


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“A metroidvania with levels never seen before in the genre.”
9.4/10 – Generación Xbox

“Aeterna Noctis is a stunning Metroidvania that incorporates the many assets of the genre into one magnificent experience.”
88/100 – COGConnected

“A game that manages to surprise from its beginning to its very end. Aeterna Noctis is the perfect closing for 2021, an essential title for lovers of the genre.”
OK – 3Djuegos

About This Game

Aeterna Noctis is a challenging 2D hand-drawn action platformer, a Metroidvania with thrilling combat that will keep you on the edge of your seat and heart-stopping platform sections that will put your skills to the test. Play as the King of Darkness and explore 16 connected areas in an epic journey to regain your powers. 

The Supreme God Chaos created the Universe and the world of Aeterna, and populate it with different races and creatures. Soon his creations turned against him, seeking to take the world for themselves. Chaos was angered, and in his terrible wrath, he cast a terrible curse upon the rebellious leaders. He named them King of Darkness and Queen of Light, and condemned them to keep fighting each other forever, until the end of time...

  • A huge non-linear story full of sidequests.
  • The world and animations have been brought to life with hand-drawn traditional frame-by-frame animation.
  • An emotion-inducing soundtrack.
  • Gameplay and mechanics that force the best out of the player.
  • Voice-acted cutscenes in 8 different languages.
  • Hours upon hours of challenges, with an emotional story full of twists and turns.
  • A new free DLC that adds more enemies, new final bosses and more game areas.

Fluid gameplay mechanics
In a game with such a difficulty curve that scales with progression, Aeterna Noctis features extremely responsive controls, allowing for precise movement and combat.

High mobility
Intuitive world design allowing the players to exploit the precise movement controls of the character, allowing you to overcome each challenge in a multitude of ways. As you become more skilled in the game, it allows you to get even faster completion times. 

Deep, beautiful plot
Featuring an immersive and emotional story with incredible moments, filled with unexpected twists that will immerse the players into the rich world of Aeterna Noctis.

Traditional 2D Art
Worldbuilding in Aeterna Noctis is completed by handcrafting each asset, animation and environmental detail in the game using traditional illustration methods by the art team, giving rise to a vibrant and beautifully assembled world.

Freedom of choice
Aeterna Noctis features a defined path for the storyline, but allows the player to take whatever path and pacing to navigate the expansive non-linear map featuring 16 different zones, interconnected in a classic Metroidvania style. 

More than 40 music tracks
Aeterna Noctis features over 40 unique tracks each with its own theme. Once the game is made available, the OST will be released with special covers of the main songs as a piano collection

Difficulty level
Aeterna Noctis features two game modes. If you are a lover of Metroidvania games, in Aeterna Noctis there is a perfect game mode for you, the Aeterna Mode. However, if extreme challenges and platforming are what you want, you are a Noctis Mode player. But do you know what the differences are between these game modes? We explain it to you.

- Aeterna Mode (A pure Metroidvania experience)
In essence, the game has been completely redesigned to offer you as a player a 100% Metroidvania experience where action and exploration are the protagonists.

- Noctis Mode (Platforms and extreme challenges)
By playing on this mode, you will not only have to explore and recover your powers, but you will also face constant puzzles, platform sections and challenges only recommended for the most demanding players.

What if I started in Noctis mode and the difficulty is too much for me? Or... What if I started in Aeterna mode but want a more challenging experience?
The player can switch between one mode or the other at any time without losing progress and reloading the game at the last save point, allowing the Aeterna Noctis experience to be shaped at your will. However, there are achievements that can only be unlocked on Noctis Mode.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 | AMD RX 570
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-7700 | AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 | Radeon RX Vega 56
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

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