Publisher Intragames and developer Digital Tales have announced the release date for Bookbound Brigade.
The scholarly metroidvania game is launching across Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on January 30th.
A price is set at $19.99, and the game will support a number of language options like English, French, Italian, and more. Here’s a couple new trailers for the game:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
What if all the protagonists of books lost their memory? Venture into their world and beat the hell out of historical and literary characters you studied in school!
Bookbound Brigade is a new take on the established Metroidvania genre where classic stories and well-known characters get the video game treatment, and where the player gets to lead a colorful bunch of real and fictional heroes through a 2D side-scrolling platform-adventure in a quest to battle overwhelming hordes of monsters and bring order back to the literary world.
- Explore, fight, backtrack, grow your skills and tackle challenging quests and puzzles, as in any Metroidvania game worthy of its name, but get ready for a twist…
- There is no single hero in Bookbound Brigade: you play as a party of unique characters, each with their own traits and skills, who move in formation and fight as one
- Expect to meet some familiar and less familiar faces, as all the characters, both playing and non-playing, are drawn from the pages of history and literature
- Enjoy distinctive hand-drawn visuals, inspired by book illustration from all time and straying far from the pixel art dominating the Metroidvania genre