Polish developer 7LEVELS has unveiled the first official gameplay footage for upcoming side-scrolling action-adventure Castle Of Heart. It's a short one, but it does show off the game's meaty combat and platforming action in the early stages of its opening level.
Here's a tasty snippet from the official synopsis to whet your appetite:
"The protagonist of Castle of Heart is a knight, turned to stone by the curse of the evil mage. If he doesn’t replenish his energy level regularly, he begins to crumble. This may lead to losing an arm, which makes using one of the 50 different side weapons acquired during his journey impossible. The game offers 20 levels set in 4 unique environments, providing over 7 hours of intense experience. Castle of Heart utilizes unique Nintendo Switch features, such as HD Rumble."
Castle Of Heart is set to arrive on Nintendo Switch somewhere within Q1 2018. Does this side-scrolling adventure pique your interest? Either way, let us know what you think...
This looks great... Kinda reminds me of a modern take on Wizards & Warriors from NES
"Losing an arm" made me remember the SNES game PLOK
@bydavidrosen Yes! Wizards & Warriors exactly!
The game looks great with "normal" , like running or walking, going on. The action and platforming look really clunky(I guess this would make sense since he is made of stone and is in a suit of armor) to me. The sound effects seem a little off to me.
Some stiff platforming but still looks fun!
Is it just me, or is that some slowdown occurring at roughly 48 seconds in?
Not that I find it to be much of an issue generally, but surely if you were putting out a gameplay trailer, you'd REALLY avoid showcasing technical difficulties...
I'm gonna need to get this game.
The “losing various limbs” mechanics reminds me of Neverdead, but it looks it’s way better than the latter
It looks like a boring version of trine
Overall I have mixed feelings on this one. It doesn't seem super impressive to me. If it has couch co-op and comes in at the right price I might bite, but otherwise I'm not sure it's for me.
I still can't help but feel like the art style is lifted right out of Dark Souls. Looks like it plays nothing like that game, but still...
@bydavidrosen was just goin to say the same thing, Wizards and Warriors is one of my favorite games as a kid. And Iron Sword the sequel
Wow, haven't heard of this game until now. This will be a Day 1 buy for me, cool that its coming out soon as it looks to be a little slow for AAA games for Q1 so far. Looks to be a beautiful platformer.
Definitely getting a W&W feel, but not in a good way: the controls and actions appear way too floaty for my tastes these days.
I love the concept of this ... does the arm regenerate? Either way I’ll have my eyeballs affixed tightly on this one.
This is Castlevania minus the banging soundtrack. Slap some Vampire Killer on there and you've got me.
Hmm. It looks like it could be really cool, but the animations are incredibly stiff. Maybe that's what they want since the main character has been turned to stone? Or maybe they came up with that story element after they realized their animations were super stiff and it was easier to explain it with a simple story mechanic than to re-animate everything. But impacts/collision look empty, like there's no weight behind anything, which doesn't really square with the "this guy is made of stone" explanation.
Oh well, I can see potential in it. I'll probably check it out, if the price is right.
The “losing various limbs” mechanics reminds me of Neverdead, but way better than the latter
It's beautiful. Definitely looks like I'll enjoy it.
Needs a lot of improvement before I'd consider purchasing.
It looks pretty cool. I'm starting to get tired of side scrollers though. Soooo many on WiiU and in Switches first year. I need some 3rd person action adventure goodness.
If the price is right you Sers have got yourself a sale.
Oooh, this has a real Rastan vibe to it. NICE
Yeah this looks like it could be great, though for a guy turned to stone his jumps seemed a bit floaty.
Somehow my debit card ended up in my hand?
I like the premise, but like I said before, I hate how floaty it looks. Gonna be a wishlist game pending a sale and good review.
Looks like trine
Looks okay, that's all.
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