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Getsufumaden: Undying Moon is Coming to Steam Early Access

Getsufumaden

Getsufumaden? Bless you.

What if I told you Konami had decided they were going leap back into the 2D action RPG fray with a new game, a game that has its roots all the way back in the days of the NES? You’d think “Castlevania!”, right? And you’d do a little dance around the room with your Alucard body pillow.

But, as it turns out, Konami still have zero interest in resurrecting Castlevania. Their new game, Getsufumaden: Undying Moon, is based on a 1987 NES title called Getsu Fūma Den, and takes place in a realm inhabited by horrifying Japanese spirits. As Getsu Fuma, it’s your job to use the gift of violence to send them all back to hell.

Konami have released a teaser trailer, and are dubbing the game a “retroidvania”, apparently they’re not even using the “C” word. But it looks absolutely gorgeous in action; there’s something both appealing and sinister about the enemies who, with their big smiles, are happy to rend you to pieces.

You won’t have to wait long for Getsufumaden: Undying Moon either. It’s full release might be a while off but it’s hitting Steam Early Access this May 13th, at a price of £19.99. It’ll also be hitting the Nintendo Switch some time next year.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.