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  Originally announced for Windows PC and Mac, today Humble Bundle and GUTS Department have revealed that the epic 16-bit style fantasy adventure Aegis Defenders is also headed to the PlayStation 4!

Come this winter, PlayStation 4 owners can experience an enchanting tale in a game that blends Metroidvania-style combat with Tower Defense strategy. Aegis Defenders is modeled after classic games like Final Fantasy, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda — for fans of old school adventures. 

Be sure to visit the PlayStation Blog today for additional Aegis Defenders gameplay details from Game Director Bryce Kho:​.


Humble Bundle Published Metroidvania-style Action-Platformer Aegis Defenders Will Release on PlayStation®4 in Addition to Announced Windows PC and Mac Versions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AUGUST 16, 2017) - Humble Bundle, Inc. — digital retailer of games, ebooks, software and more, where customers can donate to charity through popular pay-what-you-want bundle promotions and now a leading multi-platform games publisher — is thrilled to announce in partnership with independent developer GUTS Department the release of 16-bit styled action-platformer Aegis Defenders on PlayStation®4 this winter. Aegis Defenders — now coming to PlayStation®4 in addition to the previously announced Windows PC and Mac versions— is the latest game to be published through the recently announced multi-platform funding and creative initiative “Presented by Humble Bundle.”

Aegis Defenders is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer truly unlike any other game you’ve ever played. Borrowing tower defense combat elements, combined with the look, feel and scale of 16-bit era titles like Super Metroid, Aegis Defenders reignites the magic of the old school adventure genre for a unique blend of gameplay and rich narrative setting the stage for an instant classic.

In a world where control over once lost technologies equals power, you play as Ruinhunters Bart and his granddaughter Clu to explore ancient ruins and uncover the one thing that can save their world from the ruthless Empire: a legendary weapon known as Aegis. Bart, a machinist, specializes in building structures. Clu, on the other hand, is a skilled hunter and trapsmith. Together the two must wage war against corrupt beasts and the Empire to save the world, one realm at a time. 

“Aegis Defenders is a love letter to classic adventure games that myself and many other members of GUTS grew up playing on the original PlayStation,” said Bryce Kho, Aegis Defenders’ Creative Director. Releasing our game on the PlayStation platform is a dream come true, and we’re honored to share space with some of the game industry’s most iconic titles.”

John Polson, Humble Bundle publishing lead, said, “Humble is incredibly proud of the team’s accomplishment, and we hope to continue to be the helping hand that guides independent developers and their must-play games like Aegis Defenders to as many gamers and across as many platforms as possible.”

Key Features: 
Aegis Defenders developer GUTS Department is an independent studio operating out of Los Angeles, California. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014 and the support of multiple game industry veterans — Kristen Kho (PopCap Games), Max Palazzo (Syndicate Atomic, Activision-Blizzard) and Mike Effenberger (Syndicate Atomic, Disney Interactive) — Aegis Defenders grew from a student project at the University of Southern California into a full-fledged production. As a “Presented by Humble Bundle” game, it has received additional publishing support. 

Aegis Defenders will release for Windows PC and Mac in the fall on the Humble Store and Steam, and for PlayStation®4 this winter on the PlayStation® Store.

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