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This 2.5D JRPG Merges Retro-Inspired Adventure & Contemporary Gameplay

Each of the three characters in Alterium Shift has unique on-map abilities for exploring various areas, discovering hidden treasures, or unlocking story elements.

Imagine stepping into the world of Japanese Role-Playing Games, or JRPGs. Think about legendary titles like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, which didn't just deliver stories; they created memories. 

The game we are talking about today is called Alterium Shift, which is a retro-inspired 2.5D pixel-art JRPG available on Steam Early Access. 

Image Credit: Drattzy Games LLC, Alterium Shift

Image Credit: Drattzy Games LLC, Alterium Shift

Players can choose from three distinctive characters, each equipped with unique skills and elemental powers. As you set off on your journey through the vibrant world of Alteria, a land filled with magic and mysteries, you'll engage in turn-based combat and participate in mini-games, such as fishing, for a fuller gaming experience.

Each character in Alterium Shift has a unique on-map ability that opens up different areas for exploration. These abilities can lead to hidden treasures or evoke story-based elements.

Image Credit: Drattzy Games LLC, Alterium Shift

The game's combat system is a fully featured turn-based model with a visible turn-order display to aid in strategic decision-making. Level up your party, exploit enemy weaknesses, and harness the power of Burst Abilities as your characters grow into a formidable force. 

Image Credit: Drattzy Games LLC, Alterium Shift

Image Credit: Drattzy Games LLC, Alterium Shift

The game is Steam Deck verified, ensuring it can be played there. The developers intend to release the game on consoles, though a specific timeline hasn't been confirmed yet.

Here's footage from the developer for you to have a quick look into the gameplay before heading to Steam:

Check it out now on Steam and try the demo if you find it interesting. Also, don't forget to join our 80 Level Talent platform and our Telegram channel and follow us on InstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.

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