In January, we informed you about a new 16-bit Zelda-inspired game that will be using Unreal Engine 4, Airoheart. And earlier this week, SOEDESCO released a free PC demo for it on Steam, allowing PC gamers to get a taste of it.
Do note that this is a time-limited demo that will be available until May 9th. After that date, you won’t be able to download and/or play it.
Airoheart aims to adapt the deep and emotional storytelling of the Final Fantasy series with the style and charm of the early Legend of Zelda series. From the much-cherished top-down pixel perspective title of the mid-90s, it features old-school real-time combat, puzzles and platforming sequences in a huge open world.
Airoheart has been in development since 2018 and was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2020. It also looks really retro-cool. It also doesn’t look like anything we’ve seen so far in Unreal Engine 4, so kudos to Pixel Heart Studio.
You can download the demo from here.
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