Raji: An Ancient Epic was a surprise-release following last month’s Nintendo Indie World Showcase as a timed-exclusive for the Switch. The game – which features ancient Indian folklore, artwork, and music in a unique action-adventure platforming experience – didn’t quite hit the mark with critics, but certainly fell in favor with MetaCritic users.
If you missed out on the Switch version of the game, your time is about to come, as Raji: An Ancient Epic will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 15, 2020.
Set in ancient India, Raji: An Ancient Epic tells the story of Raji – a young girl who is granted special powers by the Gods to put a stop to the demonic forces hellbent on destroying the world. If that weren’t enough, Raji must also save her brother, Golu (not to mention the entirety of the human race).
The game is inspired by ancient Indian mythology, as well as medieval architecture – all of which shines through in the game’s original launch trailer. Adding to the overall look and feel of the game is the environment that is drawn in the Pahari art style with hand-painted, 3D-rendered textures. Accompanied by traditional Indian music, as well as the influences of Hindu and Balinese mythology, Raji: An Ancient Epic is a unique and beautiful world all its own.
Of course, the combat and platforming action also appears to be on its own level. Jumping from pillar to pillar and wall-running amidst the grandiose backgrounds looks pretty epic, with the same being able to be said about the combat encounters and boss battles. (Seriously, did you see that massive snake and demon with the tongue in the trailer? Terrifying.) Besides her special abilities, Raji will also be able to use different weapons to take down enemies, which include the (again, traditional) Trishul and Sharanga bow.
Raji: An Ancient Epic is currently available on the Nintendo eShop for $24.99 – a price that will likely be close to the same when the game launches for PC and consoles on October 15. If you still need some convincing, you can download the demo of the game on Steam right now.
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