Indie developer Sunnyside Games and publisher Dear Villagers, developers of Souldiers, have announced their latest videogame. It’s a flame-wielding platformer called Nocturnal, slated to arrive in Spring 2023 for PC and consoles.

Set in a land called Nahran, you play Ardeshir, a soldier of the Enduring Flame. Upon returning home he discovers a nefarious mist enshrouding the land. Using his ability to control fire, Ardeshir must use it to ward off the Mist, ignite the scenery, extinguish enemies and turn on machinery.


“With Nocturnal we wanted to combine the immediacy and timelessness of classic platforming adventures with a more modern dynamism,” said Sunnyside Games co-founder Gabriel Sonderegger in a statement. “The flames and mist give players a neat balance of oscillating between feeling weak and oppressed, with fleeting moments of triumph as they engulf their weapons in fire. We think it adds a unique flow to a classic genre. And look forward to everyone being able to play Nocturnal when it launches later this year.”

“We love classic side-scrollers with a new twist and Nocturnal hit that nail on the head for us,” Dear Villagers Guillaume Jamet adds. “It’s often fast and frenetic, while also offering a healthy dose of tense pressure as your flame extinguishes. And you’re being attacked by dark forces in the shadows. It’s fantastic!” 

Nocturnal is coming to PC and consoles later this Spring. You can see it in action in the first trailer below.

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