Jotun developer announces Sundered for PS4 and PC

Thunder Lotus Games, the team behind the critical and commercial success Jotun, has announced Sunderedan unsettling Metroidvanialike game for PlayStation 4 and PC.

“Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity.” In it you play as Eshe, a wanderer of a ruined world, who is trapped in ever-changing caverns that are filled with hordes of eldritch horrors. Through the game you’ll be able to harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat powerful and enormous bosses, balancing the split between your humanity and madness, as you arrive at one of the game’s multiple endings.

In regards to gameplay,  TLG has said the game can mostly be chalked up as a replayable Metroidvania, much like Rogue Legacy and Super Metroid.  

Like the studio’s last (and first game) Jotun, Sundered boasts hand-drawn art and epic boss battles. However, unlike the last game Sundered  contains a far darker universe inspired by Lovecraft and his writing. Further, it is also said to have more complexity in mechanics, meaningful choices, and tons more replayability.

Here’s an official overview of the game via its website:


Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand­-drawn epic from the creators of Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever­-changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity.


  • Beautiful hand-­drawn art
  • Massive boss fights
  • Dynamic encounters against hordes of enemies
  • Procedural world
  • Corruptible abilities
  • Multiple endings


  • Action horror, replayable Metroidvania genre
  • Single Player

Sundered is set to arrive on PC, and PlayStation 4 sometime in 2017.

My Opinion:

Jotun was awesome, and this game looks even better. While I’m not really into Metroidvania games, I can be won over by great art style and interesting looking gameplay. Sundered has both of these in scads.

Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

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