Teslagrad sequel World to the West channels top-down Zelda

Teslagrad developer Rain Games has announced a follow-up to its lauded 2014 metroidvania with World to the West.

Set in the same universe as Teslagrad, World to the West opts for a top-down perspective that’s more Zelda than Metroid, though it seems to retain its action puzzler roots and colourful steampunk art style.

This time out players take the role of four characters: Lumina the Teslamancer, Knaus, the orphan from the underworld; Miss Teri the mind-bender and Lord Clonington, a moustachioed strongman. Each has their own unique abilities like Lord Clonington can punch his way through boulders and Miss Teri can possess animals via mind control.