At the Indie Game Expo over the weekend, we got a look at a lot of potential hidden indie gems coming up over the next year. And at the event, publisher Blowfish Studios and developers GoodJob Multimedia and Pixel Perfex announced a brand new action platformer, coming to Switch and all consoles this July.
Krut: The Mythic Wings is based on the Thai animated film Krut: The Himmaphan Warriors, and the developers have aimed to recreate and represent the film and share Thai and Southeast Asian culture with the rest of the world.
This side-scrolling platformer focuses on beautiful, colourful environments, hack-and-slash combat against dangerous enemies — with several combos and special moves to master — and nostalgia. The game will have three difficulty settings and pit you in six different stages as a Krut Warrior.
Here's a summary of the game from Krut: The Mythic Wing's press release:
A great Krut warrior named Vera seeks the ancient land of his ancestors. His heart burns with a searing flame, which can only be extinguished through liberating his people from the evil Zulla’s tyranny. Endowed with the legendary Silver Wings, the young soldier sets off in search of elemental magic to restore the Wings’ true power. Charge through the vibrant landscapes of the infamous Himmaphan Island, including lush forests, castle ruins, burning cities, and more.
Defeat the fantastic beasts prowling each region, with an array of quick-attack combos. Use the power of flight, for the advantage in both the land and sky. Exchange spirit orb pieces to enhance Vera’s Attack, Defense, Wing Power, and other abilities. Skillfully time-critical hits and precise stuns to subdue the six great guardians, collect corresponding elemental spirits, and overcome the corrupt power of the island.
Even from the brief snippets of gameplay, you can see the care the developers have put into making some bright, varied environments that showcase the traditions and cultures the devs have come from. From beautiful coastal areas to overgrown, lush woodlands, it's your usual flair of classic platforming levels with a twist.
Krut: The Mythic Wings launches on 12th July on the Switch eShop, and it'll only set you back $9.99 / £5.99 / €7.99. Let us know if you'll be swooping in and picking this up in the comments!