The Switch already has its fair share of Zelda-inspired RPGs, but the eShop will soon have another charming option for you to consider thanks to the indie release, Phoenotopia : Awakening.
The game's launching as a timed-exclusive on Switch in North America and will be available to buy in just over a couple of weeks' time. It's a cutesy, colourful-looking take on the genre that features plenty of the usual mechanics and traits you'd expect, but we're hopeful that it'll be able to stand out from the crowd when it does arrive on Nintendo's platform. You can read all about it below.
Phoenotopia: Awakening places you in the role of Gail, a simple villager living a happy life in the idyllic countryside. Without warning, a great starship appears in the night sky and abducts all the adults. As the now oldest member of her little community, Gail must set out to solve this mystery and recover the villagers. Little does she know of the grand adventure before her, the evil lurking in the shadows, and the role she will play in the fight for Earth's very own existence!
- A narrative-driven single player adventure filled with charming characters, vibrant towns, and dangerous dungeons.
- Over 10 different weapons & tools with which to combat enemies and solve puzzles. Fly with rocket boots! Blast with bombs! Play the flute!
- Fight against over 50 different enemy types and 12 boss encounters.
- A world brimming with secrets! Find 33 Energy Gems, 55 Heart Pieces and 111 Moonstones.
- An achievement system, with 33 badges to earn, for players seeking extra challenge and replayability.
- Over 60 original songs ranging from mellow piano and orchestra to raging synth/metal rockers and bagpipes!
- A main campaign length estimated at 25 hours of playtime. 50 hours for completionists.
The development team says that it intends to release the game everywhere it can in time, but due to its small size, has decided to focus on this North American Switch release as a priority. It'll be available for $19.99 from 20th August.
Do you like the look of the game? Think you might give it a spin later this month? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.