Dandara, a gravity-defying Metroidvania, is releasing next week across computers, consoles and mobile platforms. Check out the new launch trailer.

Brazilian Metroidvania Dandara is coming very soon, and there’s a new launch trailer out for the game. It’s full of action and platforming in equal parts, and highlights the game’s gravity-defying gameplay, which allows you to jump onto walls and ceilings and rotate the camera. Not to be missed is the game’s polished 16-bit-style pixel art visual style.

Here’s the game’s plot, straight from the devs:

The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not all is lost, for out of this aether of fear arises a heroine, a ray of hope. Her name is Dandara.

In her adventure, Dandara will meet new characters, explore strange places, solve puzzles and do a whole lot of jumping from surface to surface.

Of note is that the character of Dandara is based on an Afro-Brazilian legend who is said to have fought slavery in the 17th century. The game itself is developed in Brazil at developer Long Hat House, making it an intriguing example of folk culture being explored and reinvented in video game form. Publishing duties are being handled by Swedish label Raw Fury, which has previously published the Kingdom series of games as well as Kathy Rain.

Dandara is set to release on 6th February for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Android and iOS. The game has been developed natively with both gamepad and touchscreen control in mind, so don’t worry about either side being wonky.

A whole slew of Metroidvanias got set loose this week. Check out the indie releases for the week. Another Metroidvania that’s still in development, but has quite the fan following already, is Dead Cells.

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