“In Aztech’s alternate history, European powers never arrived on the shores of ancient Mesoamerica,” the press release explains. “The Aztec Empire’s capital Tenochtitlan has thrived for centuries as a stone metropolis, technologically advanced yet heavily rooted in the ways of those indigenous to the land. Yet the gods of their past, like the feathered serpent deity Quetzalcoatl or Mictlantechutli, Lord of the Underworld, faded into distant memories. Until now.” Lore – lots of it!
You’ll take control of a character called Achtli, who awakens from an explosion to learn that her arm has been replaced with a stone artefact – and, we quote, “there’s someone in her head named Tez claiming his own divinity”. This all amounts to an action platformer, where you’ll be blistering through environments, destroying colossi and exploring optional side-quests.
“Become the city’s saviour with an adrenaline-fueled soundtrack that fuses metal with traditional Aztec instruments. Aztech Forgotten Gods’ emotional journey took inspiration from anime and superhero comics and has a vibrant, Saturday morning cartoon aesthetic to match,” the press release adds. You can check out the first trailer embedded above.