Yohane the Parhelion: Blaze in the Deep Blue Previews Metroidvania Gameplay and Aqours Theme Song

Image source: INTI CREATES YouTube channel

Japanese indie developer INTI CREATES has released a gameplay trailer for the previously announced Yohane the Parhelion: Blaze in the Deep Blue, a 2D metroidvania inspired by the Love Live! Sunshine!! spin-off Yohane the Parhelion.

The two-minute video presents a look at the game’s monsters, environments, platforming, items, and weapons (the melee varieties of the latter utterly dwarf protagonist Yohane). Also previewed are the abilities of Yohane’s allies — Hanamaru, for instance, can turn herself into a human spinning wheel to shatter a spike row that is impeding Yohane’s progress.

All this is accompanied by Blaze in the Deep Blue‘s catchy J-pop theme song “Deep Blue,” which is naturally performed by Aqours.

Blaze in the Deep Blue will be released for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Steam on November 16. The game’s summary describes it as:

The player takes control of Yohane as she ventures into a mysterious dungeon alongside her partner Lailaps. She must challenge the monster-infested labyrinth to rescue her missing friends. As Yohane crafts new equipment from the items she finds and gains the power of her comrades, she’ll be able to explore more and more of the dungeon. You’ll encounter some areas in the dungeon that change randomly each time you visit, keeping your dungeon delves fresh.

Source: INTI CREATES YouTube channel

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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