Titan Souls is Basically Shadow of the Colossus Meets Dark Souls in 16-Bit


Right alongside Capy’s phenomenal-looking roguelike Below, Acid Nerve’s Titan Souls is an indie gem in the making that has been generating a ton of hype since its coming out party at E3. With influences taken directly from beloved games like Shadow of the Colossus and Dark Souls, and presentation clearly reminiscent of vintage, top-down Legend of Zelda, it’s easy to understand why this game is getting so much love and attention.

If this is the first you’re hearing about Titan Souls, the basic premise goes like this: Ancient ruins are home to over 20 huge bosses known as titans. Each titan has an attack/movement pattern to study and a weak point that must be hit with a solitary arrow. Just as the titans will fall from a single shot, so too will the hero. See, it’s got the epic bosses of Shadow of the Colossus, and the hardcore difficulty of the Souls games. Sign me up!

A game that came into being over a weekend last year at Ludlum Dare 28 is now being fleshed out into a full release for Steam (PC/Mac/Linux), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, currently scheduled for early 2015. You’ll so want to check out the new gameplay trailer embedded below. And if you haven’t played the original online game jam prototype, go check it out right now. Its awesome pixel art and tense one-hit-kill challenge will leave you begging for more.

About the Author

Matt Litten is the full-time editor and owner of VGBlogger.com. He is responsible for maintaining the day to day operation of the site, editing all staff content before it is published, and contributing regular news, reviews, previews and other articles. Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website BonusStage.com. After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found VGBlogger.com. After a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez, Matt assumed full ownership over VGBlogger, and to this day he is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary!