Indie developer Cape Cosmic LLC announced a new exclusive title for the Nintendo Switch called Phoenotopia Awakening. This is an action adventure game with a lot of similarities to Zelda 2, including side-scrolling 2D combat and platforming as well as an overworld designed eerily similar to the original Zelda sequel. It even stars a villager, Gail, whose village gets abducted by space-faring aliens, so she sets out on a quest to save the village and the world, also just like Zelda 2 (Okay. Maybe not that last part.). Check out the trailer for Phoenotopia Awakening below:
So what exactly is Phoenotopia Awakening?
Get ready to embark on an adventure!
Join Gail, a simple villager, who must heed the call for adventure when a great star ship appears in the night sky and abducts all the adults from her village. As the new oldest member of her fragmented community, she must set out to solve this great mystery. Little does she know of the grand adventure ahead of her, the evil lurking in the shadows, and the role she must play in the fight for Earth’s very existence.
- A narrative-driven single player adventure filled with charming characters, vibrant towns, and dangerous dungeons.
- Over 10 different weapons & tools with which to combat enemies and solve puzzles. Fly with rocket boots! Blast with bombs! Play the flute!
- Fight against over 50 different enemy types and 12 boss encounters.
- A world brimming with secrets! Find 33 Energy Gems, 55 Heart Pieces and 111 Moonstones.
- An achievement system, with 33 badges to earn, for players seeking extra challenge and replayability.
- Over 60 original songs ranging from mellow piano and orchestra to raging synth/metal rockers and bagpipes!
- A main campaign length estimated at 25 hours of playtime. 50 hours for completionists.
Prepare yourself to solve the great mystery of the Phoenix in Phoenotopia Awakening when it arrives on the Nintendo Switch eShop on August 20th!
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