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Aeon Must Die! gameplay

Following its release at the end of last week, we have gameplay of Aeon Must Die! on Switch. The video showcases a half hour of footage from the beat ’em up title.

Here’s some information about Aeon Must Die!:

Aeon Must Die release date

Publisher Focus Entertainment and developer Limestone Games have set a release date for Aeon Must Die!, their stylish beat ’em up game. Switch owners can pick up the title starting October 14.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Aeon Must Die! was announced for Switch and other platforms last year. Some controversy followed, with former developers that worked on the project claiming that they experienced crunch, lack of payments, and more. It’s unclear what has happened behind the scenes over the last twelve months, but we do know that the project is moving forward.

Focus Home Interactive reintroduced the beat ’em up game today. Aside from sharing a new trailer, the company is committed to a 2021 launch window.

Here’s the latest on the game:

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Aeon Must Die!

Yesterday, Aeon Must Die! was announced for Switch and other platforms. The news came with some controversy as developer Limestone retweeted a message on Twitter that members of the team “quit the studio this week due to crunch and lack of payments, and the trailer was outsourced to artists without contracts.” We have more on that here.

Focus Home Interactive, the company publishing Aeon Must Die!, has now issued a statement. It reads in full:

Aeon Must Die!

Update: Limestone Games, the developer behind Aeon Must Die!, retweeted the message below:

All Aeon Must Die! devs quit the studio this week due to crunch and lack of payments, and the trailer was outsourced to artists without contracts.

This trailer was created with abuse, manipulation, theft.

Find out the truth about the development of this game here.

People who have worked on every shot of this are no longer with the company holding IP rights.

Some were not even paid for their work.

This trailer has a pending conflict of IP.

The real IP for the game was stolen from the creators via foul play.

Final reaction of the publisher to this information remains to be seen.

Original: Publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Limestone Games today confirmed that Aeon Must Die!, a beat ’em up game, is coming to Switch. A release is set for 2021.

Aeon Must Die! features “breakneck risk-reward gameplay, innovative tactical fighting favoring brains over reflexes, and an RPG alignment system that tracks how you behave as a warrior and changes the challenge and story accordingly.” More details and a trailer can be found below.

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