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 Post subject: CYGNI: AGB | Steam
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:35 pm 

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Scotland based developer Keel Works has signed a publishing deal with Konami for their first project which is a cinematic next generation focused shmup.

We’re very excited to announce our partnership with KeelWorks,” Konami development strategy manager Richard Jones said in a press release. “They’re a young, talented studio and it’s a real honor to work with them on such a great project as CYGNI. From the first time we played it, we knew it embodied the DNA of classic Konami games and one of our production program goals is to work on games that evoke the spirit of those classics. CYGNI‘s high octane gameplay, stylish design, and beautiful graphics feel like a perfect modernization of the shoot ’em up.


An unrelenting onslaught of eye-popping visuals, ear bursting soundscapes, and mind-melting action makes CYGNI the vanguard for the next generation of shoot ’em ups.

Outgunned, outmanned, and out on your own, plunge into a sky full of hell in a last-ditch battle for survival. Choose to route power between weapons or shield systems and go up against unrelenting waves of ground and aerial enemies. Upgrade your ship by picking up new tech and take down colossal alien bosses in visceral combat; do whatever it takes to survive.

CYGNI assaults the eyes, ears, and mind to deliver an extraordinarily exhilarating video game experience. CYGNI does not seek to reinvent shoot ’em ups, but to elevate the genre to deliver the heightened sensations of a truly next-generation experience.

Encamped within the remains of a long-lost civilization on the planet CYGNI, Earth forces are decimated by a surprise attack from a powerful, biomechanical, alien race. As one of the last pilots on the last carrier in the fleet, you are the only line of defense against the unyielding alien bombardment.

Key Features

-With next generation visuals, animation, and special effects CYGNI is a new benchmark in cinematic shoot ’em ups.
-Be the lone fighter battling through intensely hostile levels filled with waves of air and ground assaults.
-Choose where to route power on the fly switching between shields (defensive) or weapons systems (offensive).
-Collect energy to power up your ship and energize weaponry from hard-hitting nukes to inescapable vortex bombs.
-Launch air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks as you traverse neon-lit metropolises, moon-like landscapes and even outer space.
-Go one-on-one against gargantuan enemies in cinematically epic boss battles.
-Full orchestral score and immersive sound design.

The game is scheduled to release on Steam with no current release date but they are also targeting PS5, Xbox Series and potentially Switch if they can get it to run satisfactory.


I liked the Konami nod 13 seconds into the trailer. Not sure about the ship speed at the end, Seems to go nuclear.

And why can't we embed videos still?

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 Post subject: Re: CYGNI: AGB | Steam
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:22 pm 

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Definitely on my list for next year. Plus the heroine looks cute.

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 Post subject: Re: CYGNI: AGB | Steam
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:07 am 

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Sounds very..........euroshmuppy

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 Post subject: Re: CYGNI: AGB | Steam
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:17 pm 

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Twin stick shooting is basically the opposite of what I want from a shmup. The visuals look nice enough, but without the Konami backing, this would just be another completely generic indie game.

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 Post subject: Re: CYGNI: AGB | Steam
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:02 pm 

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Konami's name attached to this thing means nothing to me. However, for what it is, it doesn't look that bad.

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