Publisher Hound Picked Games and developer Casual Bit Games have announced the release window for Battle Princess Madelyn.
The classic-styled game will launch sometime this fall for Windows PC (via Steam), PS4, Vita, Switch, Wii U, and Xbox One. In the meantime, you can enjoy the latest trailer above, and check out a free demo on the game’s Steam page.
Battle Princess Madelyn is one of four indie titles Hound Picked Games recently picked up. Inspired by classic arcade side-scrollers like Ghouls N’ Ghosts, Battle Princess Madelyn tells the story of a princess that has donned a suit of armor on her quest for vengeance against the evil sorcerer that kidnapped her family and killed her pet dog.
Here’s a rundown of the game:
Battle Princess Madelyn is a game that follows the journey of a young knight in training, Madelyn, and her ghostly pet dog, Fritzy. They set out on a journey to save her kingdom and her family from the clutches of an evil wizard.
Set in the vein of classic Ghouls N’ Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap, the instantly classic and familiar gameplay will transport old-school gamers back to their heyday, and the self-adjusting difficulty will allow for even the most novice of gamer to pick up and play!
Join Madelyn as she battles through graveyards, swamps, castles, the countryside and more! Polished gameplay, breath taking visuals, jaw-dropping dual soundtracks and epic adventures await!
- A mix of fast paced classic arcade action with the adventure elements of classic console games from the golden age of console gaming.
- Amazingly detailed hand drawn pixel art brought to life by the magical lighting of the Unity Engine.
- Battle Princess Madelyn has two modes of game play: Arcade which is fast paced old school action and Story mode for the full adventure experience of questing and the battle princess!
- Find all of the collectibles hidden throughout the stages for extra rewards!
- 10 levels, each of which include up to 5 stages
- Fully re-playable stages at any point – if you’ve unlocked it, you can play it as much as you want!
- Combo meters for destroying and juggling enemies!
- Masses of upgradable weapons that depend on your armor in arcade mode, or having the upgraded at the blacksmith in story mode!
- Your ghostly dog companion, Fritzy, gains powers as you progress through the game!
- Special weapons for special occasions and some of these grant access to secret areas!
- An original story written by a professional children’s author.
- A story that spans the globe and time! A story told by her grandfather while she is sick, Madelyn will experience life as her magical portal traveling counter part and will save her family no matter where they are in the world.
An Amazing Dual Soundtrack!
- Two completely different soundtracks to suit your tastes! Classic Arcade FM/PCM to set the hectic pacing, or Modern Orchestrated to set the mood for the scene!
- Orchestrated & Arcade Soundtrack by Gryzor87 of Maldita Castilla fame!
- Masterfully crafted pixel art by veteran pixel artist Christopher Obritsch.
- Amazing visual cut scenes to help tell the story between the action
- Dynamic lighting to add depth to the detailed pixel art!