Another title revealed during today’s Nintendo Indie World Showcase, Aztech Forgotten Gods is a new “cyberstone colossus fighter” from Mexican studio, Lienzo.
Launching on Switch later this year, the game follows soon-to-be heroine Achtli as she joins her archaeologist mother Nantsin on an unsanctioned dig. While searching for ancient knowledge that could help all of society, they accidentally cause an explosion and awaken stone colossi hellbent on destroying the city.
Your job, then, is to battle huge bosses, run on walls, grind on rails, and more, all of which can be seen taking place in the new trailer above. Here’s some PR to set the scene:
InAztech’s alternate history, European powers never arrived on the shores of ancient Mesoamerica. The Aztec Empire’s capital Tenochtitlan has thrived for centuries as a stone metropolis, technologically advanced yet heavily rooted in the ways of those indigenous to the land. Yet the gods of their past, like the feathered serpent deity Quetzalcoatl or Mictlantechutli, Lord of the Underworld, faded into distant memories. Until now.
Explore Tenochtitlan with Achtli’s incredible newfound agility and strength. Encounter optional side stories, unlock new outfits, and upgrade passive abilities by completing secondary challenges in the hub-world. Become the city’s savior with an adrenaline-fueled soundtrack that fuses metal with traditional Aztec instruments. Aztech Forgotten Gods’ emotional journey took inspiration from anime and superhero comics and has a vibrant, Saturday morning cartoon aesthetic to match.
“Lienzo’s proud to be fleshing out a Mexican story with a Mexican team,” says Guillermo Vizcaino, lead writer on the game. “There’s such a rich history behind the Aztecs, and merging that with an anime-inspired story gave us the chance to make something really special.”
No specific release date has been set just yet, but the game’s planned to launch on the eShop later this year. Will you be keeping an eye out for more info on this one?