Look, I know it's a busy time for video games. You're all probably too busy Monster Hunting or Dragon Ball FighterZ-ing, and then just around the corner we've got Shadow of the Colossus and Kingdom Come: Deliverance and god knows what else. Well, if I can pull you away from slaying that Anjanath for just a moment, there's a neat-looking indie game incoming from Fourattic and Devolver Digital that I think deserves your attention.
It's called Crossing Souls, and it's an adventure RPG set in 1986. Playing as five teenagers, you stumble across a mysterious stone with magical powers. Thus begins a tale set over one summer that sees you get embroiled in a government conspiracy, travel between two realms, and generally save the world. If that doesn't sound like a far-out Stephen King novel, then I don't know what does.
It even has a scene ripped straight out of Stand By Me, look! How more 80s can you possibly get?
Crossing Souls promises to be packed full of 80s pop culture references and is accompanied by a rocking synth-pop soundtrack. The cutscenes are designed to look like authentic 80s cartoons, and as a full package, the whole game looks utterly delightful.
As for the gameplay itself, it's all about solving puzzles and engaging in combat with a variety of different enemies — dead monsters, street gangs and ghosts to name a few. Check out the trailer below for a better idea of what to expect from Crossing Souls. It's coming to PS4 and PC on 13th February, and I'm very much looking forward to a trip back to the 80s.