Developed by Raven Travel Studios, Cast of the Seven Godsends is arriving on Switch later this week, bringing a dose of classic 2D, run ’n gun, action-shooter gameplay along for the ride.

The evil emperor Zaraaima has kidnapped the infant heir to the land of Dareca. King Kandar must call upon the aid of the seven gods of Dareca as he traverses the six worlds of his kingdom in a bid to save his son, battling his way through dark woods, slimy swamps, sinister mills, infernal volcanos, snowy mountains, golden cities and demonic castles. To help complete this quest, you can use god-given armour, wield different weapons, and cast fanatical spells.

Here are some key features of the game:

Easy controls - only two buttons to play (shoot and jump)
Six very different and long worlds to conquer
Checkpoint save positions throughout worlds
Five basic weapons to master
Seven god-like armour sets
15 different bonus items to boost your hero
Thirty-five magic combat spells to utilise
Over 50 different enemies
Twelve mid and end-of-level bosses
Four difficulty levels
Different endings
Hand-drawn pixel graphics with a 16-bit look-and-feel
Special art gallery with achievements to unlock
Easter eggs to discover.

Cast of the Seven Godsends is scheduled for release on 3rd May in both Europe and North America, and will be priced at $12.99 / £9.99 / €12.99. The game has received mostly positive reviews on Steam, so it will be interesting to see how it performs on Switch.

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