Graffiti Games and Triplevision Games have revealed that Mable & The Wood is headed to Nintendo Switch this October.
The game is a Metroidvania which has you hunting down huge beasts, taking their abilities, and shapeshifting into their forms. Unlike most games of the genre, though, Mable doesn't let you run, jump or kill anything on your own, instead tasking you with using your non-human forms to attack creatures and progress through the world.
Interestingly, you don't actually have to kill any enemies if you don't want to; players can aim to find secret paths which negate the need to kill bosses, and it's ultimately up to you how you'd like to go about your world-saving business. Here's a list of key features:
Free Reign – Players are free to make decisions on how they play and what they slay.
Combat is Movement - Mable isn’t strong enough to lift her magical sword, so she must use it in unique ways to help move through the world. Players can use non-human forms to harm enemies for a limited time, but vanquishing creatures extends her power.
Hunt Great Beasts and Take Their Shape - Defeat the great beasts to take their abilities and transform into a giant mole, medusa, spider and more.
Explore a Dying World - A large and varied fantasy world, brought to life with state-of-the-art pixel technology and a beautiful original soundtrack.
Multiple Endings – Mable features different routes to take through the world and secrets to discover that provide players with multiple endings.
The game launches on Switch on 10th October, with pricing to be set at $14.99. It also released on Steam earlier this year to mixed user reviews.
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