You may recall back in September, we held our first ever Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight, announcing brand new games coming to Switch. Among this lineup was Cathedral, a promising 2D retro-styled Metroidvania from Decemberborn Interactive, reminiscent of Shovel Knight. Having launched on PC back in 2019, it's now coming to Switch next week on February 18th.
Within Cathedral, we'll be playing an amnesiac heroic knight, waking up in a different world with no memories to how they ended up here. Exploring a non-linear fortress, you've been tasked with finding five legendary elemental orbs, placed under the protection of five guardians by a powerful demi-god.
Speaking about the imminent Switch release, Eric Lavesson of Decemberborn Interactive confirmed:
We’re just a week away from launch and can’t wait to see what Nintendo players think of this epic and sprawling metroidvania love letter. We’ve shared some new direct-feed gameplay from the Switch version to give you all a taste of what to expect from the final experience. I hope you all enjoy Cathedral as much as our PC community has!
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 pixel art 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!
Any early adopters will be pleased to hear Cathedral's getting a 20% pre-order discount, before launching at £12.59 / $14.99 / €13.99. In the meantime, you can also check out the new Switch gameplay video above.
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