Update: It has now been confirmed that Rez Plz, an upcoming puzzle platformer with an intriguing character resurrection mechanic, will launch on Switch on 15th July for $14.99. A brand new gameplay trailer has also been released today (above).
REZ PLZ is a pixel-art puzzle platformer with a new twist on co-op and single player gameplay. Join apprentice wizard brothers Arcan and Zeph as they fight the forces of Dark Arcanum armed with little more than the Resurrection Scroll, a tool they can use to bring each other back to life.
While traversing through platforming challenges and solving puzzles, the brothers will encounter dangerous monsters and traps that require one of them to die in order to advance. But thanks to the magical scroll, the brothers are able to resurrect each other from a multitude of one-hit deaths, ranging from being sliced in half, eaten by creatures, burned alive and more. While progressing through the game, the brothers will unlock new spells that grant them abilities to conquer the increasingly difficult challenges ahead.
Original Article (Mon 12th Aug, 2019 14:00 BST): A new co-op platformer with a pretty killer twist is on the way to Nintendo Switch.
Yes, Rez Plz has been revealed for Nintendo's system today, a pixel art puzzle-platformer where you and a friend control two apprentice wizard brothers. These wizards have the power to resurrect their friends, which is lucky considering that the platforming levels you'll face will have you coming up against dangerous monsters and traps that require you to kill off one of the wizard brothers to advance.
This resurrection skill covers you for a variety of one-hit deaths, including being sliced in half, being eaten by creatures, being burned alive, and more. As you progress, you'll unlock new spells that grant even more abilities, so killing each other off really is in your best interests.
Here's a list of key features:
Key Features Include:
- Co-op Play – Band together with your “brother” to take on REZ PLZ’s challenges, and remember that teamwork is key.
- Dastardly Puzzle-Solving – Use magical abilities to solve difficult puzzles, but sometimes death is the only solution.
- Death Around Every Corner – Death is everywhere in REZ PLZ, and can come from being eaten by monsters, sliced in half by guards, smashed by boulders and more.
- Five Unique Biomes in a Pixel Art World – Conquer beautifully rendered pixel art biomes, each with its own unique challenges and monsters.
- Unlockables – Explore and find a bevy of unlockable cosmetic items and unlockable gauntlet levels to customize your gameplay.
- Bonus Modes – Challenge yourself further with bonus modes such as PVP foot race
Liking the concept? Will you be keeping an eye out for this one? Tell us below.
This sounds phenomenal! I'd love to play this with my buddy! Co-Op Platformers are a rare breed and this one actually seems to involve solid, unique mechanics on top of an interesting art style. I'm... Welp, this is going on my wish list.
This looks great but, don't think it will be any good as a single player, so that's me out. Shame really
@Bunkerneath I was wondering about the way it plays solo, as well. Maybe if it involves character switching it might work. There was an old game called The Lost Vikings on the SNES that did exactly this, but with three characters that had differing skills. You would switch off to a different character if the existing one was unable to progress.
Eh... I'd rather have Rez, please.
@justin233 One has to wonder if the title was similar to grab attention.
Yeah, the title is immediately off-putting 😬
I like the concept of the game, but the character designs are off-putting to say the least. Reminds me a little bit of The Cave. Wish the Switch had a game like that.
Oh, so close! Should've been called "60fps plz"!
Yes Rez, plz, from Sega.
This game is absolutely lights out fun - and pretty to boot. It’s taken a while to get here (more than a few delays) but it is the one game I’ve played (demo at PRGE) that’s worth the wait. Day one buy for me!
You can't have Rez in the title if it's not Rez.
Everything is quite compelling about this.
Those two googly eyed characters are atrocious.
With a different art style this could have been awesome.
Like this it’s a wasted opportunity.
Invest more in illustrators and character designers, indie developers.
It pays in the long run to have an attractive and original visual impact.
Edit: oh, and the title refers to a phrase (resurrect, please) made common in mmorpgs, and, well, it’s too old, tbh.
Just curious as to why NL chose to update the old article instead of making a new one?
Game looks clever... I would also like to have Fez, pretty please.
So a game where you are basically Tails like in Sonic 2. Cool may check it out.
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