Wing of the Asteria, a Greek-mythology themed side-scrolling shooter, announced for Switch
Posted on June 22, 2020 by Bryce(@brodee922) in News, Switch eShop
PiXEL is bringing a new game to Switch and PC (via Steam) called Wing of Asteria. This game is a side-scrolling shoot ’em up based on Greek mythology and it is planned for a 2021 release in Japan. It is unknown at this time if it will be localized for other languages.
Notable people involved in development include Shujirou Hamakawa as a character designer (Twin bee, High School DxD, etc.) and Yoshinori Kawamoto who is part of the Bandai Namco Studios Sound Team (Burning Force, Star Fox: Assault, etc.) as a composer. They, along with the rest of the development team, will be bringing a brand new story with unique characters, scenery, and creatures in Wing of Asteria.
All this comes from a press release from PiXEL that was translated courtesy of Gematsu and more of their translation, including character descriptions/portraits, are included below.
Bow wielder and Goddess of the Moon. She is the protagonist of this story. In order to restore the life of her beloved Orion, she sets off on an adventure with her horse Pegasus.
The protagonist Artemis’ beloved. A scheme by Artemis’ older brother Apollo, who disliked their companionship, led to Orion’s death. That was the trigger for a huge disaster in the land of the gods and world of the humans.
A beast with powerful claws that spits fire from its mouth and blocks Artemis’ path forward. Originally, its main role was to pull Apollo’s chariot, but at the order of Apollo himself, it waits on the coast with Siren, the enchantress of the sea.