Tales of Kenzera: ZAU was one of the highlights of last year’s The Game Awards reveals, a 2.5D metroidvania-esque action adventure from developer Surgent Studios and the next game to be published under the EA Originals label after the likes of Wild Hearts and It Takes Two.
The game stars a shaman seeking the return of their father, and was revealed at the show with a heartfelt introduction from actor and creator Abubakar Salim, who said, “For a long time I’ve struggled to find a way of communicating my journey with grief. To now be able to do that through Zau’s story of loss, growth and healing in Tales of Kenzera: ZAU feels so right.”
The game is set to launch on April 23rd this year, but if you’re curious to check it out a surprise demo has just dropped on Steam for everyone to download and play. The demo will give you a taste of what it’s like to wield powers from the Sun and the Moon, defeat restless spirits in rhythmic combat and become a worthy Nganga: a spiritual healer.
You can visit the game’s Steam page to learn more about it and download the demo here.