Fabraz, the developer behind indie hit Slime-san, has revealed that it will be bringing Umaiki Games' Skellboy to Nintendo Switch in 2019.
The game takes place in the Cubold Kingdom, where the king's evil court magician has decided to call upon evil spirits and resurrect the dead after a particularly harsh break-up - we've all been there. What he doesn't realise is that this also summons an ancient hero, Skippy, and this is where you - the player - comes in.
You'll find yourself travelling across the kingdom of Cubold, taking full advantage of your resurrected, skeletal body along the way. You'll need to swap out body parts to acquire new abilities during your adventure, or perhaps pick up a new weapon to vanquish the evil before you. You can see an early build of the project in the trailer above, showing off an intriguing Paper Mario-like art style (the boss battle at the end looks particularly good), and a feature list down below.
– A true action-rpg experience that will test your skill and reward exploration!
– An expansive singleplayer experience across the interconnected world of Cubold!
– The unique ability to swap out body parts to acquire special abilities!
– Several weapon types to clobber any foes you face!
– Special enemies and bosses that will truly test your mettle!
– A beautifully vibrant world alongside some rocking chiptune tracks!
– And much more we’ll reveal at a later date!
We'll make sure to keep an eye out for more information on this one as we enter 2019 but, until then, make sure to let us know your initial thoughts in the comments below.
[source twitter.com, via nintendoeverything.com]
This looks fun!!
Looks like something in between Paper Mario and Octopath Traveller... very interesting
@nagash Yes, that's spot on! Wish I said that myself in the article now...
@ryancraddock be my guest, it's an open-source comment
I like everything but the music. Hopefully, that particular tune is not the main loop. I do like what I SEE though.
@nagash Haha, nah - the credit's all yours 😛
I loved Slime-San, but only because I'm generally up for a platforming challenge. As for this... if it's too tough, I have a feeling I'm not gonna see much of it. Still, I'll probably buy it due to its unique approach.
Looks fun. As long as the reviews are good I think I’m in.
Oh god, that camera movement is making me feel sick.
Also, I can't judge where the enemies are compared to the character.
Will miss this out i think.
Honestly it looks quite off-putting to me. The physics and movement seem too wobbly for precise battling mechanics.
Is it me or does everthing in the video look a bit jerky movement-wise? Almost like it's running at 10-15 FPS. The game looks like it could be a lot of fun, & the 8 bit retro aesthetic mixed with Paper Mario visuals looks ace.
This actually looks really good. Loving the art style and visuals
@Gen0neD I second that. I looked at the screens first and was intrigued until the audio started playing in the trailer.
So many games bringing 2D art back to the 3D space these day, ahh! I'm so happy!
Looks sort of like what would happen if you merged Paper Mario with a dungeon crawler. Interesting!
mmmmm this looks like it would be a good time
Really like the style, too.
@sikthvash Yeah, I noticed the janky frame rate myself and couldn't tell if it was just from YouTube or because this footage was from an early build. That being said, if this can run at a smooth framerate I see no reason not to pick this up, it looks like a really fun time.
@AshFoxX Let's hope it's not indicative of the final product!
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