TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity, 2D Roguelike Action-Platformer, Climbs to PC, Steam June 2
TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity, the 2D roguelike action-platformer set in a regenerating tower developed by //commentout and published by PLAYISM, climbs out of Steam Early Access on Tuesday, June 2. The tower also welcomes Nintendo Switch climbers to reach the pinnacle the same day as version 1.0 on PC, as announced during INDIE Live Expo 2022.
Control one of five characters, trapped inside a tower that transforms every 24 hours into an entirely new layout. Execute precision platforming manoeuvres and skillfully deploy a powerful magic ability with long cooldown to ascend further up the tower. Pass by the gravestones of those who failed their escalade, leaving either helpful messages or cries of frustration. Tackle the new final boss and reach the true ending added to version 1.0, while contending with new level elements and greater randomization.
Sprint through a collection of unpredictable rooms filled with chaotic traps and enemy attacks reminiscent of a bullet hell shooter. Use powerful abilities to clear out the screen and deftly dodge foes with precision platforming while the cooldown timer replenishes! Defeat bosses by mastering the ebb and flow of spellcasting and dodging, and stay alive long enough to discover the next powerful artifact. Don’t dawdle, as a karma meter begins to tick down further up the tower, with its depletion meaning certain doom.
Clear each floor with fury and finesse to earn points and soar up the daily leaderboards. Wander by gravemarkers of fellow travelers who failed their escalade and read their parting words. Perish before reaching the pinnacle and leave a helpful message for others on their attempts, or express frustration to the world from beyond the grave. Don’t get too familiar with the fortress’ surroundings; for every 24 hours a brand new tower arises, with fresh challenges within.
Veterans of the Early Access version and those entering the tower on Nintendo Switch can play the practice mode to fight bosses and earn achievements. Each day brings unseen trials, with new level elements added to the game and additional auto-generated variations for more unpredictable challenges each day. Fight a new final boss and discover the true ending to these travelers’ stories.
Steam version 1.0 also introduces an expansive new set of character customization options. Add custom skins to each of the five heroes, as well as their own dialogue, intro, and endings. PLAYISM and //commentout are collaborating with a variety of illustrators, game designers, and streamers to introduce official custom characters in a future update.
“Early Access was important for the development of TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity as player feedback influenced many of our design decisions,” said saebashi, Founder, //commentout. “I know Nintendo Switch players are ready to climb the tower alongside their Steam brethren and threaten some of our regulars atop the leaderboards!”
TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity will be availablefor $11.99 on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2022, on Steam for PC and Nintendo Switch with support for English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese text. The Early Access version is available now for $9.99 on Steam, and Nintendo Switch players can preorder the game at a 20% discount.
For more information, please visit the PLAYISM website, follow PLAYISM on Facebook and Twitter, visit the //commentout website, join the official TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity Discord server, and follow //commentout’s saebashi on Twitter.