If you're a fan of Ghosts n' Goblins, or any such action-platformer that prides itself on offering a real challenge, you might want to have a look at the upcoming Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX). Its an arcade action-platformer originally from the Xbox One, and filled to the brim with deadly creatures from Spanish myths and folklore - a settings that you don't really get too see much in games these days... or well, ever.
But first things first, you're probably wondering how similar is Cursed Castilla to the fabled Ghosts n' Goblins? Well, to put this quite bluntly, the answer is pretty damn similar! If you don't believe me, just have a look at the recently posted (and quite heroic) trailer:
As you can expect given its pedigree, Cursed Castilla is all about blazing a path through hordes upon hordes of monsters, after which you'll be able to face off against a big ol' boss and most likely find yourself staring at the restart screen. According to the announcement message there are ~48 enemies to fight across 8 unique stages, as well as 19 bosses to test your mettle against, so in terms of content Cursed Castilla seems to be pretty well covered. And speaking of which, the PC version also comes with brand new stages and boss fights, though I'm not sure if they have been included in the previous head count given that this information is only mentioned in the video description.
So is Cursed Castilla any good? While I can't give you my personal opinion as I have never played it, the reviews for the Xbox One version seems to be pretty positive. Most of the complaints are centered around the difficulty and the lack of replayability, but given that everyone is praising the controls and the combat mechanics I wonder if this is just an issue of mismatched expectations. Whatever the case may be, you won't have to wait for very long in order to find out as Cursed Castilla is set to launch tomorrow, October 20th.
And finally, here are a couple of screenshots: