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New Screenshots Revealed for XEL, the Vibrant Sci-Fi Adventure from Assemble Entertainment ​​​​​​​

Set your sights upon the gorgeously verdant world of XEL in brand-new screenshots
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Wiesbaden, Germany - 19th April, 2022. Prepare for an adventure through space and time, as publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer Tiny Roar bring us an all-new view into the exotic world of XEL. Coming this summer to Nintendo Switch and PC, XEL is an epic sci-fi journey that weaves striking visuals and the classic top-down RPG view with a mesmerising story. A love letter to classic Zelda titles, XEL takes players on an adventure via the amnesiac hero Reid, charged with uncovering the mysteries of the alien planet she’s stranded on.

View the newly released screenshots for XEL here


Stranded in an otherworldly land, Reid is tasked with unravelling her tangled web of lost memories and discovering the secrets of the mystical world of XEL. Together with her peppy companion, Chap, Reid will journey through treacherous dungeons, discover nifty gadgets used to solve time-bending puzzles and navigate a dense overworld filled with intriguing characters. Question is, are they friend…or foe? A dark mystery hangs in the air of XEL, powered by an endless cycle of peril. Will Reid be able to unlock the enigma of her past and end the cycle of torment for good?



See XEL in action in the recently revealed first-look gameplay trailer here

Download the full press kit for XEL here


Key Features of XEL Include: 

  • Old School Meets New School: Retro meets modern in a classic top-down RPG gameplay style, and a well-crafted combat system comprised of different attacks, dodging, parrying, and clever gadgets

  • Adventure Through Space and Time: Explore the mysterious world of XEL and uncover its dark past, utilizing mind-bending time travel to unlock the secrets of the mysterious land

  • A Timeless Audiovisual Experience: Composed by Gidon Wolff, XEL offers a timeless soundtrack complemented by vibrant visuals, handcrafted by a passionate indie team


XEL launches on Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam and GOG in summer 2022. The verdant adventure will launch on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Playstation 4/5 later this year. Want to learn more about XEL? Find more in-depth details in the latest Devlog #3 ‘Gadgets, Concepts and Inspiration’ on Steam.


Keep tabs on XEL’s development by following developer Tiny Roar on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Thank you in advance for sharing this news with your audience. If you’d like to speak to the team at Tiny Roar about XEL’s development and its inspirations, please let me know and i’ll set up a chat for you!




For more information please contact: 

Mark Allen

Mark Allen PR Ltd on behalf of Assemble Entertainment. 

[email protected]  +44 (0)7884 408976 


About Assemble Entertainment

Founded in 2016 and based in Wiesbaden, Germany, Assemble Entertainment is an independent games developer best known for the survival city-builder Endzone - A World Apart, that challenges players to survive and thrive following an environmental apocalypse, and the modernized Leisure Suit Larry series, featuring two new entries in the iconic decades-spanning saga. 


Despite the company's short history, Assemble Entertainment has won the German Developer Award twice — in 2020 and 2021— in the category "Best Publisher.” Assemble Entertainment organizes GermanDevDays, an annual conference held in Frankfurt, Germany since 2016 that attracts more than 1,100 attendees from across the German-speaking video game development industry. The event also includes the GermanDevDays Indie Award, where indie development teams across Germany can participate in varying categories to win a cash prize for their projects. The event is hosted by Stefan Marcinek, CEO and Founder of Assemble.


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About Tiny Roar

Founded in 2015, Tiny Roar is the result of a passion for videogames and an intense desire to create them. Rooted in the desire to deliver fun, polished games, the studio also highly values easily accessible game experiences, supporting their mission to provide entertainment to a multitude of platforms. While recognizing that developing video games is a tremendously enjoyable experience, Tiny Roar also prides themselves on perpetuating a healthy and friendly work environment, stating that it is the key to their success.

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