Konami's GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon Hits Early Access This May

GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon looks like a moving Japanese painting, and it's gorgeous.

Announced during the April 14 Nintendo Indie World Showcase from, GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is a new rouguevania, 2-D style platformer set in a dark fantasy world and styled after classical Japanese art.

GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon will first launch on Steam through Early Access on May 13, 2021, for $24.99, with a release on Nintendo Switch to follow in 2022. The trailer released during the showcase revealed some of the beautiful Ukiyo-e style artwork, as well as the harrowing combat and eclectic arsenals available in the game.

For those who want to watch the full trailer, you can try watching it below (or click the video to watch it on YouTube because age-restrictions ...).  

GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is being developed by GuruGuru alongside Konami Digital Entertainment. Intriguingly, the combat takes its inspiration from Japanese martial arts, with a heavy focus on spacing and timing in the heat of battle. 

What's perhaps most interesting about GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is that players who buy the game in Early Access will also be given access to the original GetsuFumaDen, which was released exclusively in Japan on the Famicom in 1987. 

The game's Producer, Shin Murato said: 

Having an Early Access period gives us a great opportunity to build a community for GetsuFumaDen and ensure the game is as strong as possible. Throughout this period, we want to utilise user feedback and foster an active discussion to increase the quality of the game.

We will work very closely with our community to help bring this game to life through content review, bug fixes, and balancing. Our focus is on Early Access at the moment; we will share more details about Nintendo Switch in the future.

For more on GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, stay tuned to GameSkinny.  

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Published Apr. 14th 2021

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