The visually captivating Ghibli-inspired platformer Eternal Hope today teaches players the fine art of interdimensional travel, as developer Doublehit Games has released a new feature trailer highlighting the Shadow World mechanic in the game.
The Shadow World, a purgatory-like realm, is a mirror dimension that serves as a portal between the living and the dead. In Eternal Hope, the delightfully shy yet determined Ti’bi is granted the ability to travel between the real world and the Shadow World on his quest to be reunited with his lost love. Environments in the real world do not perfectly mirror those in the Shadow World, and for some challenges, Ti’bi will have to cross its threshold in order to progress.
Haunting creatures called the An’mu dwell in the Shadow World, and these stoic creatures play an essential role in Ti’bi’s journey as they help him to solve puzzles, travel, offer him protection, and more when all hope seems lost. Some An’mu, however, are not as kind. Having lost their souls, these savage and fierce beasts pose a great danger to Tibi’s journey and should be avoided at all costs. A friendly face may quickly become a dangerous foe. After all, there is always more than meets the eye in Eternal Hope.
Eternal Hope is a puzzle-platformer inspired by the artistic stylings of Studio Ghibli that gives new meaning to “life after death,” as players take on the role of Ti’bi, a young, grief-stricken boy haunted by the untimely death of his beloved girlfriend. Ti’bi will venture far beyond the world as we know it to be reunited with his soulmate, and he’ll meet plenty of helpful but equally malevolent characters along the way. With the ability to travel between the real world and a purgatory-like realm called the Shadow World, Ti’bi will uncover secrets about life, death, and the peculiar space in between.
Developed and published by Doublehit Studios, Eternal Hope will launch on Windows PC via Steam on August 6, 2020, with an Xbox One release coming later this year. To learn more, visit the official site: https://www.eternalhopegame.com.