La-Mulana Drops Gameplay Trailer

Before La-Mulana 1 & 2 venture out to explore the ruins of a long lost civilization, publisher NIS has dropped a new trailer for the upcoming console release.

Coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in March 2020, La-Mulana is a Metroidvania style action platformer that takes the traditional 2D adventure you’d expect from the genre and weaves a story that might leave the Crofts and Joneses eager to join. Following the adventures of a father and then daughter duo Lemeza and Lumisa Kosugi, La-Mulana 1&2 drags players down into the ancient ruins of an ancient temple–rumored to hold the origin of civilization. Now, we have a glimpse of the tombs that the two will excavate, the traps that lie in wait, and some mind-bending puzzles.

The trailer follows an initial announcement tease back in August 2019 and should easily introduce new players to the game’s backstory, some of the other important characters, and the wide range of things that our adventurers will encounter from secret passages to whip cracking combat, and huge boss battles. The trailer also shows off the 2D pixel aesthetic that La-Mulana has stuck to through its port from WiiU, to PC and on through the more recent sequel’s Kickstarter.

If this sort of Metroidvania challenge is calling to you then you can already pre-order the Hidden Treasures Edition. This collection includes both titles physically for the first time with some unique additions, such as a hardcover art book, jigsaw puzzle, and full soundtrack (original and arranged). If you are still undecided then I would recommend checking out our review of La-Mulana 2, from its PC debut last year. To find out more about both games or pick up the pre-order for the Hidden Treasures Edition of the title, pop over to the on the official NIS Store now.

 

 

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