Niche Spotlight – Bookbound Brigade

Bookbound Brigade

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Today’s Spotlight is Bookbound Brigade, a literary Metroidvania by Digital Tales and Intragames.

In Bookbound Brigade, players control a party of characters pulled from throughout literary history. Each character has their own set of traits and abilities, and everyone moves and fights as one in a formation.

The leader of the group, as well as your formation, can be changed on the fly, and many of the game’s platforming elements and encounters are based on exploiting the strengths of each. You can check out a trailer below.

Bookbound Brigade is available on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 for $19.99.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:

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

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.