Video game fans of all ages worldwide are hotly anticipating various video games that are due to be launched in 2021. With this, here is a look at Mechanical Head Studios’ Cyber Shadow, one of the most eagerly awaited video games set to debut on various video game platforms next year.
Created by Finnish indie developer Mechanical Head Studios and published by Yacht Club Games, Cyber Shadow, an upcoming side-scrolling action-platform video game, will be featuring an 8-bit aesthetic.
Cyber Shadow follows a cybernetic ninja named Shadow, who sets out to rescue his clan in a world overrun by machines.
The game is being mostly developed by Aarne Hunziker, who is the sole member of Mechanical Head Studios.
It was first shown at PAX East 2019, having been in development from years before and silently announced before that event.
It contains stated inspirations from other platform video games such as Ninja Gaiden.
Developer: Mechanical Head Studios
Publisher: Yacht Club Games
Director: Aarne Hunziker
Designer: Aarne Hunziker
Composers: Enrique Martin, Jake Kaufman
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows
Release: January 26, 2021
Genre: Action, platform
As mentioned earlier, Cyber Shadow’s plot follows Shadow, a cyborg ninja who sets out to rescue his fallen clan in a world overrun by synthetic lifeforms harvesting them for their powers.
It is specifically set in the ruins of the fictional Mekacity.
Cyber Shadow is a side-scrolling platforming game where players control a ninja character who battles enemies with a sword and various special abilities acquired as sub-weapons.
It features an 8-bit aesthetic that shares similarities to Shatterhand and contains several gameplay elements of Ninja Gaiden, Mega Man, Castlevania, and similar games, which include snaking paths and occasional backtracking.
Also, several bosses are present.
The game’s story is told primarily through cinematic cutscenes, though in-engine ones are used as well.
Thus far, here are few reactions of video game geeks to Cyber Shadow: