Glass Heart Games and Another Indie revealed some more gameplay for Vigil: The Longest Night during the Guerrilla Collective stream as they offered a Metroidvania with a dash Dark Souls.
Souls series' fans are undoubtedly waiting for the next endeavour from the developers who specialise in creating challenging video games with a bleak outlook on their worlds. As we saw during the PS5 reveal event, it may take a while since Elden Ring still has no release date and Demon's Souls is being remade for the next-gen consoles.
In the meantime, a sidescrolling indie might sate that thirst. Vigil: The Longest Night is a Metroidvania game, giving it both longevity and challenge due to the nature of the genre which ticks one of the main boxes for Souls fans.
On top of that, Vigil's art direction closely resembles that of what we've seen in FromSoftware games so far. In case the grotesque monsters don't give you Souls vibes alone, check out the background and the UI on the screenshot below.
One major difference is that the game is a sidescroller and while that may turn some fans off, the likes of Dead Cells proved that there are many interested in this type of approach when it comes to gameplay mechanics.
Players will assume the role of Leila, who is the last member of The Vigil. They will fight to reveal what's behind the eternal darkness but the quest will also have a more personal side as Leila's sister comes into play.
Besides just killing monsters, challenges will include platforming apparently since the Steam page has listed that characteristic in the info section.