8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure Will Bring Korean Folktales and Metroidvanias Together In April

8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure, a new Metroidvania that lands players in the afterlife, is set to come crashing onto PC on 8 April.

Not far behind a story about metal detecting, a Metroidvania based on the Korean folktale of Princess Bari that sends players into the afterlife would not be on my immediate list of what to expect in 2021. But then, it’s been an odd 18 months and it seems Neowiz is rolling with it. Along with developer Rootless Studio, Neowiz is set to bring 8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure to Steam and GoG when it releases on 8 April. Following Arum as she ventures deep into the afterlife in search of her father’s soul.

Along the way, she’ll battle through 8 distinct zones, one for every door of purgatory, and navigate a range of treacherous obstacles as everything unfolds. To help Arum, you’ll be able to fend off a host of creatures with a total of 7 different weapons. A variety of skills are on offer to cut through 38 different ghoulish monster types and some falls that might cause more than a scratch.

This upcoming narrative driven Metroidvania definitely stands out from the crowd, taking a bold visual style with its red, white and black palette and an equally fitting musical score. While there are tons of great Metroidvania title out there, and plenty of them to check out on Gamespace, I think developer Rootless Studio might have a very unique experience on offer when 8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure hits PC next month. Find out more on the official website now.

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For those of you who I’ve not met yet, my name is Ed. After an early indoctrination into PC gaming, years adrift on the unwashed internet, running a successful guild, and testing video games, I turned my hand to writing about them. Now, you will find me squawking across a multitude of sites and even getting to play games now and then

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