Published on February 12th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning
Hungarian Mythology Comes to Life in Operencia: The Stolen Sun’s Multi-platform Release!
Zen Studios is proud to announce Operencia: The Stolen Sun is expanding to new platforms including PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and GOG.com next month on March 31st. Operencia: The Stolen Sun breathes new life into the classic first-person, dungeon-crawler genre while also unifying Central European folklore and legends – most of which have never been depicted in video games – into one cohesive and immersive universe.
The land of Operencia is an unconventional fantasy world where history meets legend – a faraway land referenced in countless Central European folktales spanning hundreds of years of oral tradition. For the first time ever, these stories all occur in the context of one single universe. Adding further depth, real-life historical figures populate the game, such as more legendary versions of Attila, King of the Huns, and his wife Réka. Locations vary from common fairytale settings (e.g., castles, tombs and forests) to fantastical versions of storied landmarks anyone can physically visit today.
Zen has gone to great lengths to ensure that everything in Operencia: The Stolen Sun feels familiar to RPG players, yet still modern and unique. Through a classic, tile-based movement system, players explore the far reaches of the land, engaging in strategic turn-based battles at every turn. The quest to free the abducted Sun King, Napkirály – thereby saving Operencia from endless days of night – is rife with malevolent monsters, devious traps, mind-bending puzzles and perhaps even a three-headed dragon…
Operencia: The Stolen Sun made its debut exclusively on the Epic Games store for PC and the Xbox One family of devices in March of 2019 to acclaimed response. Game Informer scored the game an 8.5/10, noting that Operencia “feels refreshingly new… it is a worthy successor to the classics.” GameSpot gave it an 8/10 and marveled at its beauty, saying “Operencia: The Stolen Sun transports you to a realm steeped in magic and mystery, wonderfully detached from all things real.”