We already knew the virtual Metroidvania title from developer Phigames would be launching on PlayStation 5 at some point next month, but now we have an exact day to look forward to. Recompile will hit Sony's current-gen system on 19th August 2021, priced at £19.99/$24.99. A new trailer embedded above shows off the title's high-octane action along with bright visuals and an electro soundtrack.
The game will feature multiple endings based on your actions, with gameplay featuring the usual sort of non-linear exploration you'd find in a good old Metroidvania experience. "The story, written by narrative designer Faye Simms, explores themes like machine sentience and the nature of choice. The player is a rogue piece of semi-sentient code, trapped in the Mainframe - a sprawling digital wasteland run by the Hypervisor; a homicidal AI dead-set on deleting trespassers." There will be many weapons and abilities to master, opportunities to hack through the environment and circuitry, and tough boss fights.
For further information, check out our interview with creator Phi Dinh. That's Recompile hitting PS5 in less than a month — will you be committing some cash to this promising title? Make your decision in the comments below.