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Cult basic SNES platformer ActRaiser now on PC with a remaster

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What’s up 90s youngsters, how would you want to leap again right into a SNES platforming city-builder that was first launched 30 years in the past? Final night time’s Nintendo Direct had a shocking quantity of PC information on supply, together with the announcement {that a} remake of ActRaiser is offered to play on PC proper now. Named ActRaiser Renaissance, Sq. Enix say they’ve given the sport a “full graphical overhaul”, in addition to added some new options for gamers to strive.

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Who knew 2021 could be the yr all of us flew again in time? Final week we acquired extra Outcast and Jagged Alliance, now this.

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ActRaiser first launched for the Tremendous Nintendo Leisure System in 1990. It plonks gamers right into a world the place a godlike being named The Grasp should struggle his method via evil beings who’ve taken out civilisations. That is the place the city-building is available in, you will get to create and handle settlements to guard, you understand, if you’re not leaping round bopping dangerous guys.

Square Enix say the remaster provides extra element to environments, characters, monsters and extra, bettering the 2D visuals. It additionally has new city-building segments and a brand new area, in addition to a remastered soundtrack with 15 new songs. You may toggle forwards and backwards to the previous soundtrack if you would like although.

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On prime of that, there is a new RTS sport mode too, Settlement Siege, during which you will have to make choices on easy methods to shield your settlement from an oncoming horde.


“When underneath siege, you’ll want to put blockades and palisades, then make use of heroes to struggle in opposition to the attacking foes, recruiting one from every area that you simply unfold your affect to, and in addition conjure highly effective miracles to assist shield your followers and deal out divine justice to the advancing monsters,” Sq. say.

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I by no means performed ActRaiser, however I am impressed with what number of genres they appear to have mashed into one sport. For those who fancy it, ActRaiser Renaissance is out proper now on Steam priced at £25/€30/$30. It is also on Nintendo Change, PS4, iOS and Android.

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