If you’re in the mood for some classic NES-style platforming gameplay, you might just enjoy Alwa’s Awakening, which releases on the Switch next week.
If Shovel Knight wasn’t enough to scratch your 8-bit platforming itch on the Switch, there’s also Alwa’s Awakening, which is headed to the console as soon as next week. The game will launch on the Switch on September 27th, according to a tweet by the developer.
We’re happy to announce that Alwa's Awakening will release on the Switch September 27! Please share/RT. #alwasawakening #8bit #gamedev #indiedev #nintendo #nes #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/HzQOWqsn0l
— Elden Pixels (@EldenPixels) September 17, 2018
Here’s what the game’s about, according to its official description:
In Alwa’s Awakening you play as Zoe, a heroine sent from another world to bring peace to the land of Alwa. Equipped only with a magic staff she awakens in a distant land and must set out to help the people. Traverse dangerous dungeons, meet interesting and fun characters and explore the world in this 8-bit adventure game. Just like the old classics you won’t have a flashing arrow telling you exactly where to go and what to do next. Instead you are free to find your own way and by using your magic staff you can progress through the over 400 unique challenging rooms in the game.
Alwa’s Awakening is a game that tries to stay as close as possible to the authentic 8-bit look with sweet pixel art, a soundtrack filled with catchy chiptunes and so much charm it’ll bring you right back to the NES era. With easy to understand controls the game is easy to learn but tough to master, just like how games were in the old days!
The game was developed by Elden Pixels, a 4-man studio based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The studio is composed of indie veterans who have previously worked at Zoink and Image & Form. Alwa’s Awakening is its first game.