After 256 years of peace in the lands of Antoria...
the ROSELIAN ARMY OF BATRATHUM has risen up once more to attempt to reclaim the land of ANTORIA that they lost in the 43rd War of Darkness. Threatening to start War of Darkness 44, KING LANCELOT BARTHOLOMEW ROSELL of the ROSELIAN EMPIRE sends his beasts through the lands, corrupting and destroying everything in their path.
Refusing to hide from the incoming threat, a young recruit at the MOTOR KNIGHT ACADEMY named JOY LANTZ leaps into action! With the power of DIVINE LIFE granted to the MOTOR KNIGHTS through their DIVINE ARMOR, and her powerful signature weapon, the hybrid motorized lance-drill BURST ARM known as the JOYLANCE, JOY refuses to let anybody stop her from saving the world-- not even the ACADEMY itself!
Allow your DIVINE ARMOR and your BURST ARM guide you to TRUE JOY!
EXTREME MOTORIZED ACTION! THE JOYLANCER: LEGENDARY MOTOR KNIGHT has a large selection of local multiplayer components, allowing up to four players to play at the same time, in almost every game mode! Get up to three friends in the action in the MAIN GAME by giving their souls to your weakened foes! Cooperate with your friends to complete the mysterious DARK PALACE Mode! Battle against each other in huge skirmishes and various duels in the MOTOR COMBAT mode!
We don't want Joylancer to be just a single-player experience; our goal is to create an intense action game that can be enjoyed by yourself, with friends, or even at parties!
THERE IS TRUE JOY IN LANCING!
Over 12 different types of enemies to face, each one featuring its own strategies and special techniques!
Extreme Motorized Multiplayer -- tag in a partner to have them take control of an enemy, OR fight with up to four players in the MOTOR COMBAT melee arenas! (Local / Offline)
The Dark Palace -- Explore the mysterious palace containing a variety of combat challenges!
Can you survive the many floors of the THE DARK PALACE?
Revised Life Systems -- collect DIVINE TANKS to store extra life energy that saves you from peril!
Expansive Difficulty System -- featuring a huge variety of difficulties for both casual and hardcore action aficionados!
Tons of Player Customization Options!
Single color action not your bag? Set the color layers to your own custom colors, or activate the colorful DX Mode!
Set a variety of different viewing ratios and fill out the empty space with our colorful GAME JOY DX borders!
Manually adjust what effects display on-screen, turn up / down the screen shake & hitstun slowdown, choose between multiple soundtracks, and more!
Planned for November 7th (Early Access Released):
Joylancer is a game that is constantly growing and experimenting with new ideas, mechanics, and various touches that we make over development.
You can expect to see the following features to launch with the November 7th release:
Save ANTORIA CENTER CITY, home of the MOTOR KNIGHTS, from the threat of the Roselian Army! (AREA 1)
Make your way through the FOREST OF DECEPTION and defeat the beast corrupting the forest! (AREA 3)
Try to conquer 50 floors of the DARK PALACE! -- Battle enemies, collect powerups, and try to survive with no continues!
Play with up to 4 players in MOTOR COMBAT! -- Time Combat, Divine Combat, and Crystal Combat modes!
Six difficulty modes! -- Enjoy unlimited continues, relax with generous checkpoints, or prove your skill under no continues and no retries!
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This is an interesting retro indie game. The pixel art is nice and the presentation is stellar. It looks and sounds like a game from your youth. The combat is visceral and satisfying and the RPG elements and unlockables add quite a bit of depth to the game. Multiplayer provides a healthy amount of replayability. I'd recommend trying it.
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