Screenwave Media Games and Mokuzai Studios have announced that the third entry in the challenging retro platformer LOVE franchise will launch on Switch on December 7th.
The cunningly titled LOVE 3 will include every level from LOVE, LOVE 2: kuso, and a remastered version of the original game, just in case you've missed out on the series up until this point.
The hook with these tricky little minimalist platformers is a focus on super-challenging gameplay and a unique custom respawn mechanic that lets players choose freely where they wish to spawn after death, adding a touch of self-controlled strategy as to how you make it through the game's obstacle-strewn levels.
The official PR blurb goes into a little more detail:
With a minimalist aesthetic evocative of retro titles, LOVE 3 immediately announces itself as an addictive and modern challenge for today’s gamers. You control fiveEight, a lone survivor searching for others in a mechanical, apocalyptic world, through 25 precision platforming levels of cogs, spikes, keys, bumpers, and beyond. What you find in the overlooked corners of these levels will influence fiveEight’s ultimate fate, so make sure to leave no step, switch, or meandering path unturned regardless of the obstacles in your way.
Will you be diving into some super-challenging minimalist retro action when Love 3 lands this December? Let us know below.
Love these games.
(I'll get my coat)
I was really interested based on the splash art, then the video started and I became much less interested.
Still this'll be some people's thing so I don't wish to take it away from them. Looks pretty solid though and very happy to see something where the rotating elements don't just rotate the pixels!
I enjoyed the first two so I’ll pick this up if the price is right. Got 1&2 dirt cheap on an eshop sale and was pleasantly surprised. Just a fun little challenging pixel platformer, nothing too deep. Good stuff!
Played the first one, fun game. Pretty short too, which actually works well for this kind of game.
Watching the trailer it looks well-designed for a retro platformer that harks back to the early 80ies. The simple 4-colored pixel art bring back a nostalgic feeling that I had when playing on some of the old home computers. I think the Apple II had that color palette (and the C64 was able to emulate it). The individual games may be on the short side but with all three of them packaged into one this now has the amount of content that I like to see in my simple platformers.
First 2 entries were solid platformers and had some great music. Kinda n++ ish, but less torturous. Expect I’ll give this one a go.
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