9 Years of Shadows is an upcoming Metroidvania-style game from developer Halberd Studios, originally slated to come to PS4 on October 11, but has been delayed with a release date yet to be determined. In the meantime, we got an animated story trailer that includes a hefty dose of gameplay.

Featuring a gorgeous visual aesthetic, a soundtrack featuring industry heavyweights Michiru Yamane (Castlevania franchise) and Norihiko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid franchise), and tight gameplay, 9 Years of Shadows is definitely one to keep on your radar. Metroidvania fans have been spoiled of late, with the release of Ghost Song fast approaching and Afterimage hot on its heels.

What do you think of 9 Years of Shadows? Are we living through a Metroidvania renaissance? Let us know in the comments section below.

[source youtu.be, via gematsu.com]