If you're a fan of challenging retro platformers, then you'll want to keep an eye on this one.
Publisher Elden Pixels is bringing Kraino Origins to the Switch later in 2023, with the game boasting stylish combat, stunning visuals, optional retro filters, and more.
You'll be going up against monsters, zombies, and ghosts, dispatching them with your trusty scythe while avoiding dangerous obstacles like saws, fireballs, pools of acid, and spikes.
Here are some more information and key features from Elden Pixels:
This eerie adventure takes place in a world where monsters, ghouls, ghosts, and skeletons are the inhabitants. But just like in our world, there are forces of both good and evil. Kraino was created to aid the forces of evil, but all the evil magic and malice used to create him could not change who Kraino was - a force of good.
Now it's up to Kraino to use all the powers of evil to fight fire with fire. He will journey across the land to destroy the evil lords, uncover hidden weapons, and get his revenge on his maker Dr. Batcula.
- A fast-paced action platformer, tough as nails!
- Explore 8 huge levels and fight bosses in true retro style
- Find collectibles to upgrade your magic and health
- Collect a slew of powerful weapons and use them to wreak havoc!
The game is launching on Tuesday 28th March for $11.99 / £10.79 / €11,99.
Will you be picking up Kraino Origins when it launches on Switch? Swoop on down to the comments and let us know.
Sigh. It would be nice to hang on to some of my money at some point.
Elden pixels did the alwas games which were amazing. This is definitely on my WL.
Looks pretty good…I will give it a go. I just hope is not too hard I like a challenging game but if the difficulty is high …it makes it un enjoyable. I totally agree with Nofriendo Mario is always taking my coins.
Whenever a game describes itself as 'tough as nails' it seems to be anywhere between fairly-easy-but-hard-for-8-year-olds' and nigh-impossible. My intuition is this one is closer to the former.
edit: Steam reviews describe it in such terms as somewhat challenging but also 'a chill platformer' and 'like Castlevania but easier'. Don't get me wrong, accessible games are good, I just find the advertising silly.
Is this the same game as Kraino Reanimated thats coming out on 6/2/23?
@FishyS Good to know it's not as difficult as they described it, an excessive difficulty was the only thing deterring me from getting this game as everything else about it looks great to me, to the wishlist it goes!
@nymbosox I'm also confused about this. I think it's the same game because the demo for "reanimated" came out years ago. I guess they just changed the name.
@Poodlestargenerica thats what i was thinking as well, that they’re both the same, but on some sites i can still see Kraino Reanimated coming out on June 2nd 2023, so idk lol
Hello! Mikael here, from the publisher for this game
Thanks everyone for all the kind words! Let me just clarify the differences between the two games.
Kraino ReAnimated is a different game and the developer is working on it but it still has a lot of work left! I'm pretty sure that June release isn't happening.
Kraino Origins is already out on Steam as well as iOS and is now coming to Switch. It has more polish, a few new tweaks here and there and is by far the best version of the game.
@MikaelForslind Thank you for the clarification and additional information, looking forward to Origins on Switch for now and ReAnimated further down the line!
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