E3 is just around the corner, and game publishers/developers have pulled out all the stops to hype the event. We have seen a slew of game trailers, and one of the latest videos gives audiences a good long look at the highly-anticipated indie game Indivisible.
For those of you who haven’t heard of the game, Indivisible is the latest project by Lab Zero Games, the studio behind the hit indie fighting game Skullgirls. Inspired by southeast Asian cultures and mythologies, Indivisible will feature a colorful cast of characters, all rendered in hand-drawn sprites, as well as platforming and a unique, turn-based combat system inspired by fighting games.
Judging by the trailer, Indivisible will include numerous sprawling levels crawling with monsters and platforming challenges. Players will be able to explore lush forests, desolate deserts, ancient temples and fortresses, and even odd anachronisms such as a European steampunk city and a modern village filled with paper lanterns and neon signs.
The video also shows off the kinds of characters and monsters gamers should expect in Indivisible, and when I said they are colorful, I meant it. The protagonist, Ajna, is front and center, but the trailer also proudly displays many other members of the eclectic cast, including an Indian man who wields an urumi (a whip-like sword that is an historically accurate weapon) and wears it as a turban, an Amazonian woman who launches spears as if they were arrows, and a Native American girl who attacks with corn. And Indivisible’s monsters are just as eccentric as the main characters. The trailer includes a giant, five-eyed spider with human arms, sand golems (with the Hebrew word for truth, Emet, emblazoned on their faces), and frogs that wear coconut shells like turtle shells, just to name a few.
Even though the trailer implies Indivisible will be on display at E3, the game won’t release until 2019. But when it does, Indivisible will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, the Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. In the meantime, the prototype demo is still available on Steam.