A rather subdued Steam debut in 2019, followed by a console launch in 2022. The height of the metroidvania genre’s resurgence saw many titles enter the fray during this period. However, one of them stood out from the crowd. While core fans of the genre lapped it up, the game didn’t manage to break into the social consciousness of gamers at large. Now you have the opportunity to change that, as one of the best metroidvania games of the past decade is now available at retail stores.

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What is Demoniaca: Everlasting Night?
Why Demoniaca: Everlasting Night is one of the Best Metroidvania Games
The Best Metroidvania Games

Demoniaca: Everlasting Night screenshot

What is Demoniaca: Everlasting Night?

In Demoniaca: Everlasting Night, you step into the shoes of a powerful and enigmatic protagonist. You’ll navigate through a gothic landscape filled with otherworldly creatures and menacing environments, in traditional metroidvania style. You’ll also engage in intense combat against formidable enemies using a variety of weapons and unique abilities.

Developed by AKI and initially published by eastasiasoft, Demoniaca: Everlasting Night takes you on a journey through the corrupted Tower of Babel. You’ll uncover many dangerous secrets, challenge powerful lords and slay hordes of their minions. While Demoniaca: Everlasting Night does lock away specific areas behind new abilities, the game is more freeform than traditional metroidvanias. Never will you find yourself without several potential routes forward.

Demoniaca: Everlasting Night screenshot

Why Demoniaca: Everlasting Night is one of the Best Metroidvania Games

As stated above, Demoniaca: Everlasting Night is a lot less linear than many of its peers. The likes of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night provided an welcoming metroidvania experience, but it was far more constrictive. Demoniaca: Everlasting Night‘s large map provides plenty of opportunity to explore and experiment without the need to follow a specific route.

Chit Hot delivered a Demoniaca: Everlasting Night review upon launch, stating: “Demoniaca: Everlasting Night isn’t the longest game in the genre, but it’s genuinely enjoyable for every minute it lasts. Setting yourself quests independent of the task at hand – searching for treasure chests, acquiring souls to buy an item or attempting to level-up before facing a boss – only adds to the enjoyment of living in this tough-but-fair world.”

We reported on the upcoming physical edition of Demoniaca: Everlasting Night last year. However, it seemed to disappear off the radar. That has now changed, and the game is now available in a physical retail package for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5. The Nintendo Switch actually has two editions, with the standard package accompanied by the Elite Edition. This version includes the following:

  • Exclusive Demoniaca Flier
  • Exclusive Demoniaca Sticker
  • Individually Numbered Packaging
Best Metroidvania Games

The Best Metroidvania Games

Metroidvania games have seen a huge resurgence in recent years. If you’ve already played Demoniaca: Everlasting Night and are looking for something new, why not try one of the below titles?

  • Hollow Knight
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Guacamelee 2
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Steamworld Dig 2
  • Axiom Verge
  • Cave Story
  • Yoku’s Island Express

If you have played Demoniaca: Everlasting Night, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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