Following the announcement that its upcoming action platformer Imp of the Sun would be headed to the Nintendo Switch and PC on March 24, publisher Fireshine Games and developer Sunwolf Entertainment has also announced versions of the game across Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.
Inspired by Peruvian culture, the game stars Nin, an Imp who has the unenviable task of defeating the Four Keepers and restoring the Sun’s power, and thus ending the Eternal Eclipse before the world is plunged into darkness.
Imp of the Sun will feature several of the hallmarks of a Metroidvania, with multiple areas to explore, skills and abilities to be learned, and of course, collectables to be found. There is even an interesting Eclipse Mode, where the whole world is shrouded in darkness that can offer even more of a challenge.
If you are interested in the game, here’s the official description of Imp of the Sun:
Imp of the Sun is a non-linear 2D Action-platformer that combines fast-paced combat and exploration set across a stunning Peruvian-inspired world, from the bright peaks of the Andean mountains to the dense Amazonian jungles and much more.
You play as Nin, an Imp created from the final spark of the Sun, who is sent on an adventure to defeat the Four Keepers and restore the Sun’s power, ending the Eternal Eclipse before the world is plunged into darkness.
End the Eternal Eclipse
Stolen by the Four Keepers centuries ago and hidden in the distant corners of the Empire, life cannot go on without the Sun’s power. With its dying spark the Sun creates Nin, sending him on an adventure to bring back the light and restore balance to the Empire.
Use Your Inner Fire
As a creature of the Sun, you have the power of its flame at your fingertips. Refine your skills in streamlined gameplay built for fluid movement and combo-based combat and discover new abilities to become more powerful as you venture across the Sun’s Empire to defeat the Four Keepers.
Explore, Collect and Learn
Our ancestors recorded their history through artefacts known as ‘Quipus’. Collect Quipus to unveil the story behind the Eternal Eclipse, and find unique hidden items based on real relics from the Andean cultures. Explore the Sun’s Empire and defeat unique, punishing bosses in any order you choose; each with their own complex mechanics and backstory.
A Stunning Peruvian-Inspired World
Discover the four corners of the Empire, from the bright peaks of the Andean mountains and dense Amazonian jungles, to dry, blistering deserts and the dark depths of the underworld. Every land and creature are lovingly hand-drawn and crafted with detail, celebrating the civilizations that once roamed and ruled Peru.
You can catch the console announcement trailer below: