Thunderful and Chuhai Labs' Cursed to Golf will be hitting the Switch fairways this summer. Revealed at today's Future Games Show, this hugely-anticipated title calls itself a "Golf-Like", which mixes roguelike elements with the calm, relaxing sport of golf.
That name is a little bit misleading because this looks like the kind of golf we want to play. The sport has already mingled with a number of different genres, but like a wood club, it looks like this is going to be a hard hitter that misses the bunkers.
Here are a few details on the game from the press release:
In Cursed to Golf, you take on the role of the Cursed Golfer, trapped in Golf Purgatory after a lightning strike stops you dead in your tracks. To ascend back to the land of the living, you’ll need to play through 18 dungeon-like holes. These hellish holes feature teleporters, TNT, high-powered fans and other challenges that will put your skills to the ultimate test in a 'Golf-Like' loop that will see you golf, die and golf again. That’s not to mention the bosses that you will have to defeat if you want to remove your curse and escape your fate.
You can get a helping hand on your quest in the form of Ace Cards. These cards give you access to world-bending trick shots, allowing you to stop time, readjust shots in mid-air, freeze otherwise hazardous bodies of water and more. These cards are not only a hell of a lot of fun to use, but will be vital if you are to beat all 18 holes within the PAR counter and avoid your curse returning you to the start and forcing you to golf your way back again.
The name 'Golf Purgatory' sounds like something we've thought up in our own nightmares, but visually, it looks heavenly. The Cursed Golfer looks like an endearing little zombie kid who just wants to get his old life back, and the spritework is utterly gorgeous. So see for yourself what golfing hell looks like!
You'll be able to tee off in over 80 different holes and four unique biomes pretty soon - summer isn't that far away, after all! There will also be online leaderboards and daily challenges that'll keep you swinging and dying over and over.
You can try out the first biome in a free, limited-time demo, available on Steam, if you're dying to give the game a shot right now.
Will you be bringing your caddy along to try Cursed to Golf? Let us know.