Exile’s End is a dark and futuristic 2D side-scroller that immediately brings back memories of Robocop and Shadow of the Beast to 16-bit era gamers. It offers a mix of adventure-style puzzles, tightly-controlled platforming, and dangerous aliens to take down. Through a combination of Marvelous, Xseed, Magnetic Realms and original PC developer Matt Fielding and his Japanese team, it is quite the all-star effort.
The game was developed as an homage to early ’90s action-adventure PC games, drawing heavy gameplay inspiration from classics of the genre as well as thematic influence from ’80s sci-fi films and anime. Boasting uniquely stylised cutscenes, multiple endings, and an atmospheric soundtrack by Keiji Yamagishi of Ninja Gaiden and Tecmo Super Bowl fame, Exile’s End will have players investigate a massive, interconnected alien world and experience a story filled with ancient riddles and modern-day hubris.