Publisher Burning Planet has revealed Molly Medusa: Queen of Spit, a 3D action-adventure game that appears to pay homage to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker's classic puzzle and sailing mechanics.
Launching on the Switch on April 20th, 2023, the game stars the titular Molly Medusa whose friends have seemingly all turned to stone (are you sure this isn't your fault, Molly..?). She'll be setting sail across a vast desert, battling deadly enemies, solving puzzles, and collecting heart pieces.
Here's some more information from Burning Planet:
"We glean a galatëan dream, a sculptor’s great ambition, its stone face so unfazed, with tender tendons trapped in time, and garbled marble muscles still as stone. Stone, stone, stone! Poor Molly, all your friends are stone!
"Solitude and sandy dunes – set sail, you seeker of retribution! Travel through the minotaur’s labyrinthine lair – Bull of Justice; and down the blood-red, undead pomegranate-succulence of the Underworld rivers. Through the owl-haunted halls of Minerva, and past an opulent palace of long fingers and ill-gotten gold. Up is down and down is up. Reality is far behind, on this journey of the mind. Shatter yourself and transcend!
"For it is that cruel, cruel curse, that monstrous malady, which coils around your lonely soul, a malefaction of Many-faced Circe, Ulysses’ bane, that makes you a stranger, an untouchable, a queen of spit, toxic to the touch, ill-fitting and spit-dripping in profane profundity, at once s-s-s-serpentine and so sublime – that cruel, cruel curse, which the gods call: MEDUSA."
We'll be sure to share more information on Molly Medusa: Queen of Spit as we approach its release date in April.
What do you make of this one? Reckon it will scratch that 'Wind Waker' itch? Let us know with a comment down below.
So after 20 years (Windwaker was released in 2003) this is the best they could do to pay homage to the original?
Sorry, hard pass.
Paying homeage is putting it lightly.
I'm a sucker for games that take on Greek mythology in a not overly-serious/violent way so this has my interest. Not totally sure about the gameplay based on the trailer but hopefully will be more convinced closer to the release date.
That “hngne” sound along with the slow animation of dragging and pushing stuff will get old REALLY fast.
Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
It's a mix of cool... and weird. But it's probably as close to Wind Waker as you'll get on the Switch.
That's what I was thinking! A little more than an homage. When I saw those stills... looks like practically a "reskin". But, who knows, it may turn out to be fun.
I'll keep an eye on it. But something seems off about her face. The world seems a teenie bit bland too. I'm a sucker for zelda likes though.
Queen of spit huh haha. I think i rented that movie in a hotel room once
I regret getting rid of my Wii U before the Wind Waker remaster came out, and I want it on the Switch as much as anyone. This looks interesting, but it looks like a mobile port. It still has a while before it comes out, so hopefully they make some improvements before it comes out. I'll keep any eye on it, and hope for the best.
Looks good to me, definitely a Super Rare Games physical I feel
Looks awful, and ugly, tired of these Zelda wannabes
If I were TLoZ: The Wind Waker, I'd feel extremely offended by this homage.
I did like Yono and the Celestial Elephants. I am unsure about this game however. I will wait for reviews.
They even did the rotating hallway from OoT Forest Temple!
The body proportions seem okay, but there is something about the model that puts me off. Maybe it looks better while moving
Art style is fairly cute!
Even if the environments are a little bland.
The animation is NOT cute though. It's... bad. ^_^;;
Let's hope the game is still fun.
Nintendo just needs to make another legit Wind-Waker game or a remaster of the ds sequel. None of the games inspired by Wind Waker have even come close to meeting the mark. Feel free to enlighten me if there are, I am open to that.
I could try and say the same about Earthbound-inspired games, but a few of those are actually good.
@cherryghost41 If you can borrow someone's Wii U, you could rip any disc to SD Card, without even needing to mod the Wii U! (A program called "dumpling" runs then exits without modding the Wii U.) Then you can use that in an emulator like Cemu - put that on Steam Deck, and there you go!
Of course, you'd also have to secure a physical copy of Wind Waker HD, as I'm not sure you can still buy it through the e-shop. Physical copies can be quite expensive. I was able to dump my digital copy, which is how I got it on my Steam Deck.
Wind Waker HD really is a masterpiece remaster done right.
Yeah, my biggest problem is, I don't know anyone with a Wii U. I've been thinking about trying to buy one, but I would be paying a lot of money just to play a few games.
Inspired by? It looks a little more than that.
I have Yono and the Celestial Elephants a go a while ago and it was pretty average. Definitely skewed at a younger crowd I think, which is fine. This doesn’t look so appealing though.
Looks like the end of a lesson 2 blender/unreal tutorial
lot of pushing statues then they gave some other stuff less than 1 second
I don’t understand why someone would put so much work into a game like this that clearly took a lot of work and talent, yet just make it a rip off of a beloved game. Make an original game!
@bonjong23 are you sure you dont understand?
If you frequent here there's no way you don't.
People are obsessed with buying and playing the same game over and over. And trying to get game companies to waste resources porting these old games to new systems. Especially Zelda games.
If they could they'd buy Wildwater for GameCube, wii, Wii U, Switch, and also beg for it to be on the next systems as well.
If those same people don't purchase or complain that this game exists they're beyond psychological help
@daveMcFlave True, there is definitely an audience for Toon Link out there, and I am part of it. There's no reason not to have a sub-series, it's a missed opportunity.
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