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Anima: Gate of Memories
Anima: Gate of Memories is a third-person action RPG that has you switching between two characters on the fly. On top of this, it’s also an open world game that lets you explore at your pace and advance the story at the same time. You play a young girl known as “The Bearer,” who ten years ago awakened and formed a pact with the demon Ergo Mundis, the other main character of the game. Combat lets you change out these two characters at any time, even linking their skills together to form combos.
Gate of Memories is based off of the Anima Beyond Fantasy license, which makes up a series of role-playing books, miniature, wargames and card games. Here’s a quick rundown of the story of the game:
“The story of Anima Gate of Memories is one of the most absorbing parts of the project. The game is focused on The Bearer and Ergo, agents of an ancient society called Nathaniel, which for centuries has protected mankind from the darkness. At the beginning of the story, both receive the order to recover an old artifact called The Byblos that has been stolen by a renegade of the order. After a long pursuit, crossing areas ravaged by war, they are able to corner the fugitive in the middle of an ancient construction. However, suddenly the whole area is swallowed by light.
Soon our protagonists awake inside a strange structure where they are no longer alone; strange beings are also summoned there. Soon, both will discover that something darker than they could imagine is about to start, a war in the shadows in which they will have a leading role.”
Anima: Gate of Memories costs $19.99 and is currently available for download on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.