If you consider yourself a fan of classic Legend of Zelda titles and want to jump into something new yet familiar, you might want to keep an eye on Airoheart.
From Australian developer Pixel Heart Studio, Airoheart is a top-down, story-based puzzle-platformer featuring real-time combat and very strong A Link to the Past vibes – a game by which Airoheart is very much inspired. Fresh off the back of a successful Kickstarter campaign, the project appears to be progressing nicely, with an eventual release on Switch being one of the developer's goals.
The title's now been picked up by Soedesco, a publisher that Switch owners will already be familiar with thanks to games like Kaze and the Wild Masks, Monster Crown, Xenon Racer and many more. Pixel Heart says that the publisher has "been very busy behind the scenes as we work toward getting the game on consoles as well as Steam," and has also released a new piece of key art to celebrate.
A closed beta for the game is planned to launch next month, allowing select Kickstarter backers and handpicked players to gain access to an early version to offer feedback, with a full release naturally coming further down the line.
One to keep an eye on, do we think? Feel free to share your thoughts on Airoheart in the comments below.