I missed Yono and the Celestial Elephants when it was first announced. The latest from Belladonna developer Neckbolt just slipped completely under my radar. However, with only a week left until release, I wanted to be sure to highlight this adorable action adventure.
Yono and the Celestial Elephants looks a lot like classic The Legend of Zelda titles, only with less combat and many more puzzles. In it, players take on the role of the Yono, a young elephant who is the next in a line of “mighty protectors of the world, born from the stars once per millennium.” They will have to solve a number of puzzles with Yono’s elephant trunk, filling it with “air, water, and other things for different effects.” There are four towns that hold shops and side-quests, as well as three dungeons, each of which has its own monsters, puzzles, and final boss. Players will also be able to find various “treasures and upgrades” in the surrounding areas.
Yono and the Celestial Elephants is an adorable game that makes use of a bright color palette. The elephant protagonist and puzzles based around its trunk seem rather intriguing and I am looking forward to seeing how the game turns out. The game seems to be a nice change of pace for the action-adventure genre and one that is rather inventive, at that.