With a pixel-art aesthetic, this dark fantasy action RPG seeks to revolutionize the genre.
The Tarnishing of Juxtia is an immersive and unforgettable experience for lovers of the Souls series, with highly detailed pixel art, breathtaking settings, deadly traps, and terrifying bosses. It comes from publisher Mastiff and indie developer Actual Nerds.
A game that seeks to stand out in the genre
The Tarnishing of Juxtia is a 2D RPG with a macabre narrative that mixes dark fantasy images and a hauntingly beautiful soundscape with hard gameplay. Players take on the role of an unnamed hero, the latest creation of a dying God desperate to rescue his empire.
You must journey across two war-torn kingdoms to eradicate the Tarnishing from the land and restore order, as you are tasked with exacting retribution on those guilty for releasing the “Tarnishing,” a mystical sickness that converts victims’ bodies into hideous puppets of flesh.
A creative and satisfying fighting system is at the center of the game, which is complemented by an incredible range of weapons, armor sets, and abilities, as well as Metroidvania aspects that set it apart from previous games in the genre.
This summer, The Tarnishing of Juxtia launches on PC via Steam.