Gale Of Windoria
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The turn-based RPG market has really soared on Switch this year and the Zelda-inspired title, Gale of Windoria looks set to capitalise on the genre's success when it releases on August 4th.

Apart from that Wind Waker-esque name, the game is rendered in a classical top-down pixel art style that immediately reminded us of Link from back in the good old days.

Gale of Windoria will have you travelling mysterious lands and exploring dungeons in order to free your world from a growing darkness. Although this may sound like a standard Tuesday in Hyrule, the game's turn-based battles promise to move it ever so slightly from the shadow of Nintendo's behemoth franchise.

Full details of the game's premise can be found below, as well as a few screenshots — see if you agree on where the game draws its inspirations!

The Tetra Quartzes, the source of all life, have become sullied, and there is a growing sense of foreboding across the world. Shan, a young boy from the citizens of the winds sets off on an adventure to purify the sullied Tetra Quartzes and save his childhood friend. With allies from different roots, slash away the dark clouds of death, and reach out to the future in a fantastic adventure.

Soar on the breezes around the world in your flying Beakle, upgradable with parts to spread your accessible areas. Make use of the elementals not only in turn-based battles, but in dungeon gimmicks as well by combining character abilities. Find also the Quartzes to strengthen your party, acquire skills and techniques. Not to forget the entire world drawn with nostalgic pixel artworks!

Now, we know we are drawn to nostalgic pixel artwork like moths to the flame, but the turn-based battles look to make this more original than it may seem. Pre-orders are now available ready for the game's release on August 4th.

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