XEL is an adventure game from developer Tiny Roar and publisher Assemble Entertainment. Per the official press release, it’s ‘Zelda-like’ title, featuring a protagonist named Reid who has lost her memory and finds herself washed up on a tropical island with mysterious secrets. You can check out the reveal trailer for the game below:
During the adventure across this strange island, Reid will be exploring different biomes, collecting gadgets and abilities that unlock new areas and allow her to manipulate space and time, which is necessary for some of the strange puzzles they’ll be running into.
There’ll also be challenging dungeons to complete, which are again directly inspired by dungeons in the long-running Nintendo franchise, The Legend of Zelda. Players will also be able to upgrade their weapons while mastering the combat system of dodges, parries and more. The soundtrack is being composed by Gidon Wolff, a German composer who has previously worked on music for a variety of projects, such as trailers for Metro Exodus and The Elder Scrolls Online.
The developers are looking into making Xbox One and PS4 versions of XEL, however it’s worth noting this is not a guarantee.