Minoria launches August 27 for PC, later for consoles

Dangen Entertainment dates the Momodora series spiritual successor.

Minoria

Minoria will launch for PC via Steam, GOG, Humble, and Itch.io on August 27 for $19.99, publisher Dangen Entertainment and developer Bombservice announced. It will support English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Korean language options.

Release dates for “console ports” will be announced at a later date, according to Dangen Entertainment. Minoria has previously only been confirmed for Switch in addition to PC, but the wording used by the publisher seems to suggest that it has since added platforms. When asked if this means the game is also coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Dangen Entertainment told Gematsu, “We can’t confirm anything in regard to consoles at the moment. We’ll be announcing console platforms at a later date.”

In a press release, Minoria creator rdein said, “For the first time in many years, I started a game project set in a new universe. It felt like a breath of fresh air for me. With that said, Minoria does contain some similarities with my previous projects (especially Momodora’s latest installment, Reverie Under the Moonlight). I am proud of what we’ve been making for Minoria, and I hope you will enjoy the story and characters I’ve prepared this time around!”

Here is an overview of the game, via Dangen Entertainment:

About

Ink and blood stain the streets of Ramezia. Witches must burn and sins must be judged. Venture forth as Sister Semilla to burn down the pillars of heresy in Minoria, an action-platformer by Bombservice, creators of Momodora.

Minoria is the latest and most ambitious game from Bombservice, and a spiritual sequel to the Momodora series, from the same studio. Fans of Momodora will find familiar aspects in the design and gameplay elements, as they master the ins-and-outs of parries, dodges, and a variety of different spells. The presentation has evolved to an HD format, with aesthetics mixing 2D hand-painted backgrounds and cel-shaded characters.

Minoria’s release represents Bombservice’s first exclusive release with Dangen Entertainment and the studio’s fifth game, providing fans of the Momodora series a spiritual sequel after Minoria was first announced at Tokyo Game Show 2018.

Story

Ink and blood stain the streets of Ramezia. The story takes place during the fourth Witch War. It is a time of fanatical religious fervor. The Sacred Office, a powerful organization leading an Inquisition against heresy, purges the sinners who threaten humanity. Those responsible for conducting a mysterious ceremony that contradicts the rules of the Church are labeled “witches.”

Set forth with Sisters Semilla and Fran, missionaries in the Church’s service, on their journey to thwart the witches’ ceremony and protect the common-folk from heresy that endangers the status quo.

Key Features

  • A powerful fantasy story inspired by the history of medieval Europe.
  • A unique visual aesthetic combining hand-painted 2D art with cel-shading.
  • Fluid controls encouraging careful engagement and patient play.
  • Offensive combat enabling players to crush enemies with a mix of swordplay and spells.
  • Defensive options including dodge-rolls and parries.
  • A leveling system that helps players adjust their character to their desired difficulty.

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