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The Deer God

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Blowfish Studios
Release Date: Dec. 21, 2017

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'The Deer God' (ALL) Comes to Nintendo Switch - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2017 @ 10:14 a.m. PST

The Deer God is a lush 3D pixel art adventure that tells the story of a hunter who learns what it means to become the hunted.

The Deer God will challenge players' religion and platforming skills in a gorgeous world filled with challenging puzzles and dangerous wildlife.

The journey begins with a weary hunter tracking a deer. Just as his scope looms over a majestic buck, wolves attack him and his shot misses, killing a nearby fawn. The hunter awakens in the afterlife and finds himself face-to-face with the Deer God, who in an act of karmic retribution reincarnates the hunter as a fawn.

The hunter seeks to regain his humanity, but quickly acclimates to his new body, utilizing his newfound strength and speed to survive in the wild. Behind every cliff, canyon, and crevasse lay quests to help him acquire new skills. As each day passes, the deer grows older and stronger, eventually allowing players to mate and reproduce, which in turn provides extra lives to continue the cycle of reincarnation on the road to enlightenment.

Journeying through stunning, procedurally-generated pixel art landscapes, players rely on their platforming skills and wits to protect the young deer from ever-present dangers while solving puzzles to unlock new skills and abilities that will aid the pursuit of continued survival.

Depending on which creatures players pacify or harm along the way and how they interact with humans they come across, the hunter can become purer or more evil, either satiating the Deer God, or acquiring the destructive powers that evil karma offers.

"It's been an amazing journey bringing The Deer God and its tale of karmic retribution to so many players across so many platforms, and now we're thrilled continue this ride by sharing the experience with the Nintendo Switch community," said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. "The Deer God's procedurally-generated levels lend themselves incredibly well to being able to play on the go, and we're delighted to allow players to take the game with them on adventures."

Inspired by classic titles, including Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and Ecco the DolphinThe Deer God also draws from childhood experiences enjoying the peaceful experience of immersion in the great outdoors.

The Deer God is currently available on PS4, Vita (Cross-Buy title), as well as Xbox One, and PC, with a December 21, 2017 date for the Nintendo Switch ($7.99 USD / €7.99).

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