The original Legend of Zelda is over 30 years old but it’s still being cribbed from by developers – sometimes even as a direct homage. Last year’s Hyper Light Drifter is one of the most obvious modern examples. Now, this year, we have Songbringer, which takes the Zelda characteristics into a procedurally generated planet, full of secrets and dungeons.
It works by having you choose a six-letter word before you start on your quest. That word generates a world seed for you to head into – you can use one you’re familiar with if you like, or produce something totally new.
From there, you take on the role of accidental heroRoq Epimetheos, who stumbles across the nanosword – a blade forged to destroy evil – as he evades the galactic police, exploring as many planets as he can.
The rest will be familiar: the game’s strongest ingredients are its swords, secrets, dungeons, and bosses. Roq travels with his skybot, Jib, who scans for loot and can help out in combat situations – you can also play in local co-op, one of you as Roq, the other as Jib. The rest of the game is all about finding gear to improve your chances of completing a quest and scoring high on the leaderboards.
We have 50 Steam keys for Songbringer up for grabs. If you want to win one of them then all you have to do is enter our giveaway competition via the widget below.Every action you complete is worth one entry into the giveaway, and the more actions you complete the more chance you’ll have of winning.We’ll also need your email address so we can send you a code upon winning – we won’t send you spam, we promise.