Sony and publisher Finji have announced that Tunic will release on both PlayStation 5 and 4 on September 27th. Tunic is one of the standout indie gems of the year so far, currently exclusive to Xbox Series X|S and One as well as PC via Steam. The announcement trailer, which first aired during PlayStation’s recent State of Play, is available for you to view below.
Explore a land filled with lost legends, ancient powers, and ferocious monsters in TUNIC, an isometric action game about a small fox on a big adventure. Stranded on a mysterious beach, armed with only your own curiosity, you will confront colossal beasts, collect strange and powerful items, and unravel long-lost secrets.
An Overview of Tunic
Tunic is an isometric action-adventure game inspired by the likes of The Legend of Zelda and Dark Souls. “Stranded in a ruined land,” players take control of a small fox that must embark upon a grand adventure. Along their travels they will encounter “colossal beasts, collect strange and powerful items, and unravel long-lost secrets” of the world.
Tunic‘s Steam page gives players a great idea of what they can expect from the title.
Become a Legend – Stories say that a great treasure is hidden somewhere in this land. Perhaps it lies beyond the golden door? Or somewhere deep beneath the earth? Some tales tell of a palace high above the clouds, and of ancient beings with incredible power. What will you find?
Rebuild a Sacred Book – During your travels, you’ll reconstruct the game’s Instruction Manual. Page by page, you’ll reveal maps, tips, special techniques, and the deepest of secrets. If you find every last one, maybe something good will happen…
Be Courageous, Little One! – Dive into varied, technical combat. Dodge, block, parry, and strike! Learn how to conquer a wide cast of monsters, big and small — and discover useful new items to help you on your way.
It also outlines the key features of Tunic, listed below:
• Explore a hostile and intricately-connected world of shady forests, sprawling ruins, and labyrinthine catacombs
• Fight mighty bosses deep beneath the earth, high above the clouds, and in places stranger still
• Collect the missing manual pages, bursting with hints and original full-color illustrations
• Discover hidden treasures to help you on your way
• Unearth secret relics, secret techniques, secret puzzles, and… listen, there’s a lot of secrets!
• Featuring sound design by Power Up Audio
• And an original soundtrack by Lifeformed (Terence Lee and Janice Kwan)
As a huge fan of The Legend of Zelda series, especially those of the 2D variety, I can’t wait for Tunic to release on PlayStation later this year on September 27th! If you’re like me and love a good Zelda-like, make sure to keep and eye out on RPGFan’s news feed, as we make an effort to provide coverage on the genre. If you’re looking for something similar to Tunic to hold you over until its PS debut, I would personally recommend Death’s Door, a fabulous title that released just last year—read our review!