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Sega just announced SolSeraph, a spiritual successor to Actraiser like it was no big deal

Yes, please.

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Sega is cool now. Pass it on.

I get so many emails about upcoming games and I’m sure Kevin would tell anyone I do a shit job at reporting news. I happened to notice an email from Sega for a new game called SolSeraph today and it kinda caught my eye.

I clicked the link and was quickly sidetracked by something else. When I came back to my phone, there was a video playing of a Seraph-looking dude running around. My first thought was, hey did someone remake Actraiser? Then I realized this was Sega’s new game.

Check out the trailer

Looking more into SolSeraph, the parallels to Actraiser are not coincidental. The game clearly features hack and slash platforming, world building and Civilization-like elements that were all featured within Actraiser itself.

There also seems to be an overworld and ground level sequences as well. SolSeraph is filling that void in my heart that I didn’t know existed. Overall, it certainly is following the Actraiser formula. That isn’t something we’ve seen since games left cartridges.

The visuals in SolSeraph look pretty badass for a $14.99 game. It also appears that they have the writer from The Talos Principle on board to write the games scenarios, some can hope there’s some awesome storytelling too.

If I had any complaints about SolSeraph, it would be that I’m unsure if the soundtrack will be as iconic as Actraiser was. Yeah, that’s getting kinda nitpicky but the trailer music is kinda…blasé.

SolSeraph is an absolute surprise and as I already pointed out, if the game can capture a fraction of the magic the Actraiser had, it is well worth the $14.99 price of admission.

The game will be available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation and Steam on July 10th. I don’t think I even need to tell you we will be all over this one!

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