Originally Kickstarted and launched on PC to a lot of acclaim, Gryphon Knight Epic is a tale about a glory-hunting knight fighting against larger than life bosses, shooting the mess out of anything that gets in his way and rides on a gryphon into battle. This SHMUP title from Cyber Rhino Games is set to release on the PS4 starting March 29th and on the Xbox One on March 30th next week.
The game is a side-scrolling shooter where players will battle through eight hand-crafted levels featuring cartoon-style designs and highly animated enemies set against colorful backdrops.
You can see the game in action with the trailer below, which features a minute and a half of persistant shooting action.
Gryphon Knight Epic is a 2D Medieval Shoot’em up that mixes elements from classical shoot’em ups, exploration and duel-like boss battles, it tells the story of Sir Oliver and Áquila, an accomplished knight and his loyal gryphon that are forced back to adventure once again.
In addition to fighting off enemies across various landscapes and defeating bosses, players will also be able to acquire gold coins and level-up their skills and abilities throughout their journey.
While some called it Mega Man meets Gradius, I would say it’s closer to the likes of Golden Axe meets Darius G. The game has an old-school feel to its look and design and is obviously a throwback to the classic 16-bit era of side-scrolling shooters.
As noted in an article by ICXM, Sandro Tomasetti, Gryphon Knight Epic‘s game designer, commented about the game releasing on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, saying…
“We are happy to launch GKE on consoles! It has been 6 months of polishing and fixing the game using input from reviewers, gamer community and play testers. We are confident that this version fixed all flaws present at the day of PC launch”
If you feel as if your library of games lack color and lighthearted appeal on the Xbox One or PS4, Gryphon Knight Epic could be the kind of game that might make you feel a little bit differently about your eighth-gen catalog.
The title will launch at the budget price of only $9.90.