Locomalito's critically acclaimed 2D platformer Maldita Castilla has been renamed Cursed Castilla for its western 3DS release - which is taking place next week on July 13th. It will cost €11.99 in Europe, with the UK and North American pricing still to be confirmed.

A retro-tinged love letter to Capcom's Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Cursed Castilla is set in medieval Spain and features a cast of ghoulish monsters to battle. The title has already found fame on PC and Android, and comes to the 3DS with autostereoscopic 3D and an exclusive coin-op mode.

Here's the PR:

Prepare your sword, brave knight, for it is time to fight the dark forces that have this land crushed under its evil grip! Abylight Studios and Locomalito are excited to announce that Cursed Castilla, the acclaimed indie platformer, will be released for Nintendo 3DS family of systems in North America and Europe on 13th July for 11,99€. Also, the game will be released in Japan by our co-publishers, FlyHigh Works, on 12th July with the same price. With the portable version of this action-platformer, you will be able to enjoy the true experience of the greatest arcade games of all time: straightforward, fast-paced and challenging gameplay – wherever you want, whenever you want! Cursed Castilla for Nintendo 3DS also includes some exclusive features, such as a new coin-op mode or an astounding stereoscopic 3D effect.

Inspired by the best tradition of classics such as Ghouls’n’Ghosts, Shinobi or Tiger Road, Cursed Castilla pays homage to them and updates their legacy with its hectic and addictive gameplay, challenging difficulty and intuitive controls. Its unique setting makes it stands from the crowd too: Cursed Castilla takes place in the Kingdom of Castilla, one of the medieval kingdoms that eventually would become Spain. Thus, you won’t face the typical fantasy monsters but creatures from European folklore and legends, as well as from chivalric old romances. Be ready, o valiant warrior, to face creatures such as mouras, ojáncanos or nuberus!


Restless action through 8 game stages 

+ Fight against +48 types of enemies and 19 final bosses 
+ Find the secrets that will lead you up to 4 different endings 
+ Know all the myths featured in the game with the illustrated bestiary 
+ Brag about your combat skills with 17 unlockable achievements 
+ Exclusive coin-op mode for Nintendo 3DS ™ handhelds 
+ Stereoscopic 3D effect

Having sampled this game on Android previously we can say already that it's going to be well worth a look - expect a review soon.