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Jun 22, 2022 by Aethyna

XEL, the Time-Hopping Sci-Fi Adventure, Gets a Release Date and All-New Gameplay Trailer

A love letter to old-school Zelda titles, XEL arrives summer 2022

Time may not be linear, but we can confirm this news is hot off the press as you’re reading this! Today, Assemble Entertainment and developer Tiny Roar are delighted to reveal the release date of the highly anticipated 3D action-adventure RPG, XEL, along with a new cinematic trailer previewing the game’s plot. Crash landing on Windows PC via Steam and GOG on 12th July and Nintendo Switch on July 14th, 2022, XEL tells the epic sci-fi journey of Reid, a young woman who becomes stranded on a strange and exotic alien world. Together with her spirited sidekick Chap, Reid must utilise her ability to jump through space and time to discover the dark secrets of the planet on which she’s landed, and what her connection is to it. Too excited to wait until July? Luckily, the first 30 minutes of this space odyssey can be played on Steam as a demo now.

Spaceship-wrecked on the striking, alien world of XEL, Reid must venture out and begin to piece together her broken memories. A callback to old-school top-down RPGs, XEL evokes the nostalgic spirit of classic Zelda titles. A true passion project from the devs, the world of XEL merges familiar ideas with updated mechanics, all woven together in an intense sci-fi mystery. The planet XEL holds a sinister secret, with darkness lurking across space and time. Aid Reid in solving the mystery of her history, lest both her and the world she’s somehow connected to be doomed.

Key Features of XEL Include:
- Old School Meets New School: Retro meets modern in a classic top-down RPG gameplay style, and a well-crafted combat system comprised of different attacks, dodging, parrying, and clever gadgets
- Adventure Through Space and Time: Explore the mysterious world of XEL and uncover its dark past, utilizing mind-bending time travel to unlock the secrets of the mysterious land
- A Timeless Audiovisual Experience: Composed by Gidon Wolff, XEL offers a timeless soundtrack complemented by vibrant visuals, handcrafted by a passionate indie team

XEL launches on Windows PC via Steam and GOG on 12th July and on Nintendo Switch on 14th July, 2022. The grandiose adventure will launch on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Playstation 4/5 later this year.

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