Nyctophile Studios unveils Death Relives, an immersive combination of Aztec mythology and horror
Do you have what it takes to dive deep into the dark ancient Aztec realm and fight against malevolent deities? What if gods have other plans?
December 2023 | Nyctophile Studios officially announced their first game, Death Relives, expected to be released at the end of the first quarter of 2023. Death Relives will be available on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox, and Steam globally. The demo of Death Relives was released in the final quarter of 2022 and has gathered overwhelmingly positive reviews from gamers.
Death Relives takes inspiration from Aztec mythology, along with real historical events from the 16th century. The game immerses players into a nightmarish world where the players are trying to survive from long-forgotten gods. While struggling with Xipe Totec, the god of death, life, rebirth, agriculture, vegetation, and deadly warfare in Aztec mythology, players will also find themselves in real historical places, such as the ship that Hernán Cortés traveled to the land of Aztecs with. The dark and eerie atmosphere of Death Relieves also hides other entities lurking in the shadows, which will be revealed in the rich storyline while Adrian, our protagonist, progresses through the game.
Death Relives resurrects the ancient Aztec horrors, which requires special items to deal with. The unique combat and stealth mechanics of the game require using these items effectively during the journey. However, while fighting against the ancient gods of the Aztecs, killing and sending their souls to the Mictlan, the underworld of Aztec mythology, won't be enough.
"As a horror fan myself, I'm really excited about the release of the Death Relives. We worked tirelessly to create a game that captivates horror fans, and the feedback we got from the audience is priceless," said Bahtiyar Ardin, Co-founder and Creative Director of Nyctophile Studios. "While working on my first game, I focused on creating a unique atmosphere for the players, which required working with a team from Mexico for voiceovers of Xipe Totec in the native Nahuatl language and trying to find a death whistle online. In a few months, we will be completely ready to share this amazing experience with our players around the globe."
Death Relives will be available with four difficulty settings along with options to turn off jumpscares for the players who want to focus on the story more. The game also offers players an option to change the sound of the death whistle with another instrument after some of the testers stated that they felt unusual extreme unease while playing the game. The game can be added to the wishlist on Steam and PlayStation.
About Nyctophile Games
Nyctophile Games was founded in 2021 by Bahtiyar Ardin, who worked for multiple game studios as a technical artist and 3D artist. With other experienced professionals from the field, the team started working on their first game, Death Relives, shortly after their establishment. The first game of the studio will be released in the first quarter of 2024 and will be available on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.
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