Lucky's Tale has had quite an interesting journey over the years. First appearing on Oculus, then moving to the Xbox One and now finding his new home on Nintendo Switch.
It's like a match made in heaven for the little platforming fox as developers, Playful, aren't just porting over an old version; they're completely rebuilding Lucky from almost the ground up for the Switch. New camera controls, new moves, redesigned worlds, and brand new levels are amongst a few of the things coming to their new game New Super Lucky's Tale.
Playful had us over to check out a few new things they've been working on with Lucky on Switch. One of which was a brand new level called Ripe Rollers, which looks to rival the quality of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and the new Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. Ripe Rollers is a 2D level with a fruit farm theme that features a ton of collectables, hidden behind some challenging platforming puzzles, that are perfectly married with tight controls and a beautiful world.
The depth between the foreground and background often came into play as well, as you needed to stay aware of rolling fruit that could take you out, if not careful. Even the way the light perfectly filtered through the cornstalks in the background had us surprised this was running on Switch.
We also had a chance to check out one of the redesigned hub worlds, Veggie Village, which now features new cutscenes (with Kitty Litter member, Tess) new collectables to find and a completely redesigned layout. It's an extreme step up over what was playable in Lucky's previous adventures and really is deserving of the "New" title.
Check out the video above for a full gameplay session we had with a few members of the development team. New Super Lucky's Tale is fully embracing it's newly found platforming skills and is shaping up to be the true Lucky experience.
What do you think of Lucky's new direction? Don't forget, New Super Lucky's Tale launches on Nintendo Switch on November 8th of this year!