During our recent Nintendo Life Indies Spotlight, you might have noticed an intriguing 2D platform adventure by the name of Cathedral.

Decemberborn Interactive's title certainly calls to mind the likes of Shovel Knight with its faux-retro visuals and chiptune soundtrack, but we can't help but feel this is shaping up to be something truly special that could give Switch owners yet another must-have Metroidvania.

Placing you in the role of a heroic knight, Cathedral gives you a massive non-linear fortress to explore, shops to use, NPCs to converse with and items to equip.

Here's some PR:

Decemberborn Interactive and Elden Pixels are proud to announce that the acclaimed metroidvania Cathedral will be making the jump to Nintendo Switch. Originally launched on Steam in October 2019, Cathedral will be available for £11.99 / $14.99 / €13.99 on the eShop when it launches later this year.

Developed by Decemberborn Interactive and published by Elden Pixels, Cathedral has been lovingly brought over to Nintendo Switch to find its natural home, having been inspired by classic games from the NES and SNES era. With over 600 rooms to explore across its huge interconnected world map, Cathedral presents an 8-bit audiovisual feast that has been created with contemporary metroidvania game design principles. Cathedral’s expansive map is completely hand-crafted in meticulous retro detail, filled to the brim with all sorts of locations, secrets, puzzles, items and special challenges. Using the handy map feature is a must for gamers wanting to uncover every mystery this game holds. Prepare for a rollicking, noble adventure that will challenge and entertain for hours!

In Cathedral, players wake up in a world with no recollection of how they got there. Control a nameless protagonist, a knight from a different world, who teams up with a spirit known as Soul. Explore the world together to figure out who you are, how you got there and, most importantly, how to get back home. Unravel the secrets of the knight’s past by finding five legendary elemental orbs. The orbs, placed in ancient times by the demi-god known only as Ardur, are protected by five fearsome guardians. Make your way through their dungeons, meet them head-on in combat, and see if you can defeat and claim the treasure they are guarding! In classic metroidvania fashion, on your journey you’ll find a host of items that allow you to explore the world even further, reaching new areas, secrets and surprises!

Cathedral has been a labour of love for us and we’re extremely excited to be able to partner with Elden Pixels to bring it to Nintendo Switch,” said Eric Lavesson of Decemberborn Interactive. “We hope Nintendo fans enjoyed our trailer and are looking forward to discovering or reliving the past through a modern design lens. Stay tuned for a release date announcement as soon as we can share one!

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