Ratalaika Games is bringing Baroque Decay's The Count Lucanor to the Switch eShop, it has been revealed.

Previously available on Steam, the game is inspired by the likes of Zelda, Silent Hill and Dark Souls, and is billed as a "mystery and horror adventure" set in a fantasy world.

The Count Lucanor mixes lush cut-scenes with striking 2D visuals, and has previously been confirmed for release on PlayStation 4, Vita and Xbox One, with physical releases planned for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. 

However, at the recent Gamelab event in Spain, Ratalaika unexpectedly showed off the Switch version:

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Here's the full PR:

Join Hans in a fantasy world and experience a unique adventure, full of surprises and challenges. Get hooked on an immersive tale, where every decision counts and every clue is a piece to solve the puzzle and get the treasure. Unravel the sordid secrets of the castle, meet colorful characters, and remember: horror always lurks beneath the surface.

With a retro, halfway-between-8-and-16bit style and inspired by classic games like The Legend of Zelda, Yume Nikki, Silent Hill or Dark Souls, among others, The Count Lucanor is an amazing mystery and horror adventure set in a fairytale world. The game features important choices, alternative endings, secrets and different ways to solve puzzles.


Once upon a time, there was a poor boy named Hans who lived with his mother near the woods. On his birthday, the boy had no presents nor sweets. He got so upset he decided to leave home for good. Before he left, his mother gave him his grandfather’s cane, some cheese and three pieces of gold. Hans walked into the forest in search of adventure. Soon it was night and the boy was really scared, so he tried to go back. But then, a quaint kobold happened to cross his path and Hans decided to follow him to a castle. The kobold told him he would inherit great wealth if he passed a simple trial… guessing his name. Trapped in the castle, Hans will live a spooky mystery, fantasy and horror adventure to become the new Count Lucanor.


+ Exploration:
 Walk the Tenebre Castle and place candles on the ground to light up your path.
+ Conversation: Talk to NPCs to get important clues to uncover the hidden history of the Count Lucanor.
+ Stealth: Hide under tables and behind curtains to go undetected.
+ Puzzles: Use the items you found wisely in order to progress.
+ Skill: Avoid traps and enemies in the castle by anticipating them.


“We’ve transformed a series of hidden gems of Johann Sebastian Bach into chiptune retro style to create unique soundscapes. 24 minutes length of 13 master pieces.”

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[via miketendo64.com]