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Published on June 22nd, 2022 | by Andrew Bistak

XEL, the Time-Hopping Sci-Fi Adventure, Gets a Release Date and Preview Trailer

Today, Assemble Entertainment and developer Tiny Roar are delighted to reveal the release date of the highly anticipated 3D action-adventure RPG, XEL, along with a new cinematic trailer previewing the game’s plot. Crash landing on PC on July 12 and on Nintendo Switch on July 14, 2022, XEL tells the epic sci-fi journey of Reid, a young woman who becomes stranded on a strange and exotic alien world. Together with her spirited sidekick, Chap, Reid must utilize her ability to jump through space and time to discover the dark secrets of the planet on which she’s landed and her connection to it.

Spaceship-wrecked on the striking, alien world of XEL, Reid must venture out and begin to piece together her broken memories. A callback to old-school top-down RPGs, XEL evokes the nostalgic spirit of classic Zelda titles. A true passion project from the devs, the world of XEL merges familiar ideas with updated mechanics, all woven together in an intense sci-fi mystery. The planet XEL holds a sinister secret, with darkness lurking across space and time. Aid Reid in solving the mystery of her history, lest both her and the world she’s somehow connected to be doomed.



Key Features of XEL Include: 

  • Old School Meets New School: Retro meets modern in a classic top-down RPG gameplay style, and a well-crafted combat system comprised of different attacks, dodging, parrying, and clever gadgets
  • Adventure Through Space and Time: Explore the mysterious world of XEL and uncover its dark past, utilizing mind-bending time travel to unlock the secrets of the mysterious land
  • A Timeless Audiovisual Experience: Composed by Gidon Wolff, XEL offers a timeless soundtrack complemented by vibrant visuals, handcrafted by a passionate indie team

XEL launches on Windows PC via Steam and GOG on July 12, 2022, and on Nintendo Switch on July 14. The grandiose adventure will launch on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Playstation 4/5 later this year. Want to learn more about XEL? Find more in-depth details in the latest Devlog #4 ‘Level Design Philosophy’ on Steam.


About the Author

When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.



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