Where does our mind go when we dream? That is a question that many have asked over the years, and the answer have never been truly clear. So when video games offers us a chance to take a crack at the dreams characters have, it usually ends up being pretty unique. One such title is getting ready to launch on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One, one that will take what you know about action platformers and throw a new twist on it. Welcome to Pankapu.
But what you might be surprised about with Pankapu is the story behind and within it. The game you play is actually a dream world created by a child named Djaha’rell, who is suffering from a terrible incident, and while he sleeps, he thinks of this vast world that you are a part of. But there’s danger in this land, so you must rise up to defeat it using three different forms: Warrior, Archer, and Mage.
Another twist in the tale though is that you can switch between the three forms at anytime you want. In fact, this is a key gameplay mechanic as you’ll need to master these three forms in order to fight enemies and traverse the world itself. You can’t just rely on one like in most games.
There’s a lot of power to be unlocked in Pankapu, in fact, there’s 35+ skills for you to learn between your three forms, and that means a lot of ways to unleash your power onto your enemies! Which is great, because the game features some massive boss fights, and you’ll need to be ready for each and every one of them.
What’s more, hidden throughout the world are Mudjins. And if you collect these, you’ll unlock Djaha’rell’s full story. So, take up the quest, master your forms, and help a young boy when Pankapu releases on September 20th.