Headup Games has announced that the upcoming open-world adventure game Windscape will launch on Nintendo Switch on 27th March, releasing a brand new trailer in the process.

Windscape is a first-person exploration adventure set in a world made up of floating islands in the sky. The game is heavily inspired by the likes of The Legend of Zelda, Secret of Mana and Golden Axe Warrior, all of which are loved by the game's developer, Dennis Witte. The following message was shared in a press release today:

"Ever since my childhood I was a huge fan of the Zelda series of games, Golden Axe Warrior, Secret of Mana and games in which let you explore a vivid world without time pressures and a too restrictive storyline. Over the past year and a half I’ve been working on my vision of a modern exploration adventure, combining it with my fondness for modern crafting and sandbox games."

You'll be meeting up with peaceful NPCs on each island's overworld and vicious monsters in the dungeons and lairs within; while the islands work in a non-linear manner, the dungeons are more puzzle and combat driven, each with its own style and atmosphere. Combat has a focus on tactics and figuring out your enemies' patterns, rather than brute force, and you'll be facing all sorts of enemies like ghosts, ogres and dragons. Here's a quick feature list to tell you a little more:

- A handcrafted universe
- A beautiful world to explore and discover
- An immersive yet classical story around a young girl
- A profound yet simple to use crafting system
- Murky dungeons and challenging boss fights

The game will actually be available to pre-order from as early as 8th March, with a 20% discount waiting for you should you do just that. Full pricing is still to be confirmed.

Do you like the look of this one? Are you feeling the Zelda vibe? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.