The Legend of Zelda (specifically 1991’s A Link to the Past) is one of the most overused gameplay templates for indie games. But Sparklite still looks great. The indie adventure is launching this Thursday on PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One, for $24.99.
Sparklite combines the classic Zelda action-adventure dungeon crawling with the roguelite genre, creating a procedurally generated world of gadgets, guns, and titans in the fantasy-steampunk land of Geodia. The young hero Ada must travel the world to repel the Sparklite-draining efforts of the evil Baron, who is using the planet’s unique resource to power war machines at the cost of polluting the land and transforming its native animals.
Geodia features five biomes, from the Vinelands to the Shifting Sands. Between adventures Ada will be able to meet allies and purchase supplies in the town of Refuge.
A free demo is available on Steam if you want to check out the opening area.
In addition to the standard edition, a special Signature Edition will also be coming in November. The Signature Edition includes a physical copy of the game, as well as an art book, certificate, and soundtrack by composer Dale North.
Sparklite is launching November 14, and currently has a 15% discount if your pre-order or purchase before November 20. It’s rated E for Everyone.