Way back in 2016, Bonus Level Entertainment put out a Kickstarter for a retro styled platformer known as Fox N Forests which was successfully funded. It's now been confirmed that the game will be coming to the Switch eShop in Spring this year.
Just in case the latest trailer above didn't make it obvious, this is a 16-bit style platformer with inspirations from classic games such as Super Ghouls ’N Ghosts and Wonder Boy In Monster World. Find out more from the press blurb:
Fox n Forests is a 2D 16-Bit style action platformer with adventure and puzzle elements! Set within a mystic forest and its surroundings, Fox n Forests is a stunning fable offering pixel perfect Retrotainment and rewarding challenges!
The game is inspired by the glorious days of 16-Bit and all time classics like Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts, Wonder Boy in Monster World and ActRaiser 2 as well as the Castlevania and Zelda series.
Your weapon is a magic melee crossbow that can not only be used for ranged and close up combat, but empowers you to seamlessly switch between 2 seasons per level, completely changing the whole environment and resulting in amazing secrets, tricky skill tests and thriving exploration! Fox n Forests will feature pixel perfect platforming, screen filling bosses, rich bonus levels, powerful potions, bags of loot, stuffed shops, clever backtracking, challenging skill tests, a magic melee crossbow to shoot and slash enemies, upgradeable shots, not 4 but 5 seasons to explore, stunning 16-Bit pixel art, a catchy chip tunes soundtrack and tons of humorous retro charm!
Our goal is to merge modern game design with our passion for 16-Bit titles. We want to create a fresh, charming and highly entertaining experience with tight gameplay, beautiful pixel art and catchy chiptunes. Easy to learn, difficult to master, impossible to not fall in love with.
Have a quick watch of the trailer above and let us know your thoughts. We think it looks pretty damn awesome, do you plan to pick it up for your Switch in Spring?