Another day, another game invoking the hallowed name of Hyrule's highness. Still, take a look at the trailer above and it's hard to think of any other comparison. Launching on 10th October and coming from new Toronto-based developer Sky 9 Games (with the help of d3t), A Knight's Quest follows the exploits of Rusty as he journeys through the open world of Regalia on, well, on a quest.
The trailer above shows a colourful adventure with more than a whiff of a certain Nintendo action RPG series in its look and feel. We have to say, though, it looks a lot more polished than many of the pretenders to the throne we see round these parts. Here's a few of the features from the official PR blurb:
UNLOCK RUSTY’S POTENTIAL - Our hero begins his adventure with just a trusty sword and basic shield, but he’ll soon unlock ‘Spirit Powers’ – spectacular abilities which allow Rusty to, at the tap of a button, he can harness the powers of Fire, Ice and Time.
EXPLORE REGALIA - Rusty’s adventure will take him to the desert town of Zameris, high over the ice-laden Peaky Peaks and into the Cursed Swamp, among many others. Encountering a colourful cast of characters along the way.
ENEMIES ABOUND - From General Windpipe to The Watcher and many more besides, peril is never too far away.
SHOW YOUR SKILL - Combat is fast and fluid, and platforming a dream, with Rusty’s repertoire of acrobatic moves effortless to pull off. Playing the hero has never felt so rewarding.
Despite the bright colours, goofy enemies and jaunty, toy town look of things, the snowy areas actually brought to mind Zelda: Twilight Princess as we watched the trailer. If we're honest, we're not sure the name is doing it any favours - it's going to be tough to stand out in the crowd, especially at this time of year. Having said that, if the gameplay is half as solid as it looks in the video, this may be a contender for our list of games to player after you've finished Breath of the Wild, and it certainly seems to have some personality.
It'll be £19.99 / €24.99 / $24.99 when it launches next week, so keep an eye out if you're into your adventuring and you've breezed through Link's Awakening already. This one has potential, wethinks.
What do you think after watching the trailer? Do you reckon this one will be able to hold a lantern up to Link and co.? Let us know below.