YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG Spreads Conspiracy Theories; on Switch, PlayStation 4, Steam on 17 Jan. 2019
As revealed Saturday, Dec. 8 in the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG, the surreal Japanese-style RPG set at the end of last millennium from Ysbryd Games and Ackk Studios, arrives on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac on 17 Jan. 2019. A PS Vita version will follow down the rabbit hole later in 2019.
After witnessing a woman vanish from an elevator; college graduate Alex embarks on an adventure to rescue her; which spirals into an epic quest with stakes higher than he could have ever imagined. Alex’s search for the woman and the truth behind her disappearance; lead him and his companions on a journey rife with mystery and danger.
Traverse dungeons littered with puzzles, traps and bizarre monsters; with a party whose members can be swapped out mid-battle on the fly; in a combat system that blends twitchy minigames with turn-based combat. Brandish records, cameras, musical instruments and more against enemies ranging from floating, yammering skulls to tortoise samurais.
YIIK has more than 30 hours of content including a fully-voiced main story campaign featuring talents such as; Chris Niosi (Tales of Zestiria, Disgaea 5),Clifford Chapin (Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Attack on Titan, RWBY) and more.
Polygonal rendering, lack of textures and a rich, saturated color scheme lend to the dreamlike; otherworldly qualities of the environments and their inhabitants. The soundtrack – including contributions from composers such asToby Fox (Undertale) and Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana) – is as eclectic as the gameplay, featuring an electroacoustic fusion of jazz, funk, traditional JRPG-style tunes and swing.
“YIIK is an unusual mix of almost hallucinatory imagery and cross-genre gameplay. These elements will draw the player deep into a bizarre, dreamlike world; as Alex pursues his quest for answers. But what truths will he discover? How many layers does the onion have?”
said Andrew Allanson, founder and co-director, Ackk Studios.
YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG will be available on Nintendo Switch; PlayStation 4 and Steam for $19.99 and support English and Japanese. The Steam version will also support Simplified Chinese at launch. Interested gamers can wishlistYIIK on the Steam store page.