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Apotheon Coming to PS4 in January 2015

Jesse McGibney's Avatar Posted by on Nov 07, 2014 // Designer, Alien Trap Games

A few months ago we were excited to announce our partnership with PlayStation and Sickhead games to bring our Greek Mythology inspired hack em’ up Apotheon to PS4. Now, we’re even more excited because after a whole lot of optimizing, beta testing, bugfixing, and paperwork, Apotheon will finally be launching in January 2015 on the PlayStation 4!

We’re just putting the last finishing touches on Apotheon, but soon enough you’ll be fighting your way up Mount Olympus, Aspis in one hand, Xiphos in the other.

Speaking of Olympus, in our last post we talked a bit about the combat that is at the core of Apotheon. This time, let’s shed some light onto the Mountain that makes up the game world itself.

Olympus is, as you’re probably aware, the mythical home of the Greek Gods. But in Apotheon, all the Gods have abandoned earth (even the little ones that live in streams, trees, and rocks) and so Olympus has become a pretty crowded place, with Zeus playing host to a lot of displaced divine refugees. Peaceful palaces have turned into bustling marketplaces, squatters have taken up residence in sewers, drunken Satyrs pollute sacred shrines, and armed guards patrol the clouds to keep the peace in the House of Zeus.

Once arriving on the Mountain, you the player can choose to tackle your ascent to the top any way you’d like. There’s a lot to explore, and you’re free to bring the fight to any of the Gods who reside nearby. Crash Apollo’s extravagant party, test your wits against the dangerous forests of Artemis, descend to Hades and back again, or maybe just break into some Agora houses to plunder some shiny Olympian treasure.

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Wherever you decide to go first, there’s always a colourful cast of characters to help, hinder, or berate you with full voice acting. We’ve tried to stay as close as possible when it comes to the mythological roots of Apotheon, even employing a Classic Literature Consultant to make sure we don’t screw anything up too badly.

But don’t worry, if you don’t know who or what the Aloadae Otus and Ephialtes are, and why exactly Ares is so mad at them, we’ve got plenty of cool quotations from the ancients themselves to keep you in the loop (the Aloadae were two giant sexy men who kidnapped the god of war and stuffed him into a little bronze jar for an entire year). Greek Mythology is really weird, and we had to prove we didn’t make any of this stuff up.

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Once we get a little closer to the New Year, we’ll have a more definite release date locked in, so stay tuned for news on that!

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41 Comments

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+ YungShep on November 7th, 2014 at 9:01 am said:

1st!


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+ Jaded_Dragon on November 7th, 2014 at 9:04 am said:

This is one of the indie games I’m looking most forward to.
The art style is fantastic, and the game looks like a lot of fun.


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+ jgrizzle358 on November 7th, 2014 at 9:05 am said:

^ can’t you read? —–>

“no swearing, fighting, or using the comments section of this blog to be ‘first!'”

anyways, game looks great, I <3 Indies. Will buy. :)


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+ chavez1138 on November 7th, 2014 at 9:05 am said:

looks good!


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+ stalepie on November 7th, 2014 at 9:06 am said:

This game looks special. Like a Greek vase version of Guacamelee.


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+ bball230 on November 7th, 2014 at 9:09 am said:

This looks fantastic!!

Has me excited!

Would have loved this on vita


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+ iARDAs on November 7th, 2014 at 9:10 am said:

Looks great. Vita support by any chance?


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+ KidCommando on November 7th, 2014 at 9:12 am said:

looks solid, digging the art style.


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+ FifthDream on November 7th, 2014 at 9:13 am said:

That’s absolutely beautiful!

(Now i have to admit i’m crossing fingers for a game like this, but with ancient Egyptian art and story. XD)


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+ Malkavilis on November 7th, 2014 at 9:16 am said:

VITA Please!

@stalepie @5 -> I agree!


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+ VeritableHero on November 7th, 2014 at 9:20 am said:

Great art style. Thanks for putting this game on my radar!


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+ Rezznak on November 7th, 2014 at 9:23 am said:

Ahh man I thought it would be out by this year!!! This is one of my most anticipated. Glad it has a a release month set though. Cannot freakin wait! I guess Geometry Wars and hopefully HELLDIVERS will tide me over until this one releases.

Oh yeah @ 1 NOBODY CARES!!!


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+ italodancemp3 on November 7th, 2014 at 9:24 am said:

Yeah Vita version would be awesome,way better than PS4.


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+ dodgedoors on November 7th, 2014 at 9:34 am said:

14th!


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+ Crunchewy on November 7th, 2014 at 9:38 am said:

This looks pretty awesome! A vita version would definitely be welcome, but I’ll play it on PS4.


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+ madmanwithabox12 on November 7th, 2014 at 9:41 am said:

Y u no Vita? \_(O_o)_/


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+ Se_7_eN on November 7th, 2014 at 9:58 am said:

Dear Alien Trap Games,

This game looks fantastic!

Real nice work being done here, day 1 purchase. Hopefully Playstation owners can expect to see more great work like this from you guys in the future.


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+ Sum-Mischief on November 7th, 2014 at 9:59 am said:

Yeah , this looks good too.


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+ Rammel29 on November 7th, 2014 at 10:21 am said:

This has been on my radar since it was first announced, nice they we finally have a release window. Also has some shades of Outlast, can’t wait to play.


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+ ein_nineteenth on November 7th, 2014 at 10:29 am said:

Another crappy, no replay value, will be $4 in two months on Steam, 2D brawler with adventure elements on the PS4. This is exactly what I bought a PS4 for! Thanks guys! : ^ )

I’m also aware that sarcasm does not , nor will it ever translate well to this comment section.


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+ zech678 on November 7th, 2014 at 10:37 am said:

Sounds Interesting check it out.


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+ Welmosca on November 7th, 2014 at 10:49 am said:

Nice…game looks good…I remember seeing this game here on the Blog once…funny to see that “Agora” there….it means “Now”.So its funny to read “The Agora” ha.


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+ LavenderMenace on November 7th, 2014 at 10:49 am said:

I’m so excited for this!!! I’ve been constantly checking the blog and the internet for any news. I will be purchasing Apotheon day 1 for sure!!!


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+ KidGreengene on November 7th, 2014 at 11:13 am said:

24th!


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+ alroddhvv on November 7th, 2014 at 11:16 am said:

So….Can we have this for Vita?


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+ yowzagabowza on November 7th, 2014 at 11:17 am said:

Depends on the price. I can see this going for twenty, in which case i wont buy. Ten is max on these games.


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+ nirojan45 on November 7th, 2014 at 11:30 am said:

Vita please :D


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+ Yohmaru_EX on November 7th, 2014 at 11:31 am said:

no ps3 version????????


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+ plaztiksyke on November 7th, 2014 at 12:25 pm said:

I love the art style and palette.

Will there be co-op play?

will it have cross-controller support like Guacamelee?

any plans for a Vita version?


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+ Sub-Zero on November 7th, 2014 at 1:15 pm said:

This game looks awesome …been wanting a release date. Can this dethrone Transistor as my fav indie of this gen?


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+ BlindSeraph on November 7th, 2014 at 2:59 pm said:

yoooo this looks awesome!


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+ DelicaGunz on November 7th, 2014 at 3:51 pm said:

I can’t wait for this game!!!

Has some visual styles like Outland one great platformer.


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+ MmaFanQc on November 7th, 2014 at 4:13 pm said:

Great looking game!!
btw the visual made me think about something….. i would be SOOO happy to see a PATAPON HD Collection on Ps4!!!!


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+ dazzlinggirl on November 8th, 2014 at 1:24 pm said:

Yes, bring it to the Vita!


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+ davidj1996 on November 8th, 2014 at 5:35 pm said:

This looks beautiful! Amazing art style. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one!


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+ MakoSoul on November 8th, 2014 at 10:33 pm said:

Wow, that art style is impressive.


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+ OnTheBus666 on November 8th, 2014 at 11:55 pm said:

This looks great! I really want to see how difficult this game is, the combat looks very deliberate and awesome!


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+ Rezolution77 on November 9th, 2014 at 9:16 am said:

Why do some Indie companies insist on placing games that belong on Vita, on PS4 instead?

I can handle 2D platformers on a Vita, but not paying over 400 dollars for a Nintendo 64.


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+ Rezolution77 on November 9th, 2014 at 9:22 am said:

Add CrossBuy and you would be consistent with the PS4/Vita market strategy, as was intended.


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+ Matrix_Lion on November 17th, 2014 at 1:41 pm said:

I like what I see from this game. I’m buying.


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+ desjm84 on November 28th, 2014 at 6:54 am said:

Its look lite very nice! I will buy it!

Any limited things for ps4 users? ;) :P


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