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XEL developer diaries

Posted on December 3, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos

Publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer Tiny Roar have shared a trio of developer diaries for XEL, their upcoming action-adventure title for Switch that’s inspired by iconic franchises like The Legend of Zelda.

In the videos, director Maurice Hagelstein and designer Tom Erenstein go behind the scenes with a look at the character creation process the studio went through before landing on the style we see today. They also talk about their gameplay design philosophy and provide a brief look at what players can expect from the final product.

XEL follows an amnesiac protagonist named Reid, who finds herself shipwrecked on an enigmatic planet with no memory of her previous life. Players will join Reid as she sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery behind this bizarre land filled with secrets, puzzles, and a not-so-stable sense of time. Explore a beautiful overworld dotted with challenging dungeons in a classic, top-down, 3D action-adventure format steeped in a rich, vivid palette. During her quest, Reid will meet charming, enduring characters, engage in thrilling combat, and of course, find and upgrade a whole bevy of nifty items, gadgets, and moves — some of which may help her jump through space and time.

View today’s developer diaries for XEL below.

XEL launches for Switch in 2022.

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