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Alwa's Legacy

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Platformer
Developer: Elden Pixels
Release Date: Sept. 29, 2020

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'Alwa's Legacy' (ALL) Gets Nintendo Switch Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2020 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT

Alwa's Legacy honors the past with it's 16-bit inspired visuals, whilst offering a thoroughly contemporary take on the metroidvania genre.

Alwa’s Legacy is full of puzzles to solve, dungeons to explore, magical items to acquire and ancient secrets to discover.

As players make their way through the adventure, new items and a character upgrade system allow them to craft their own playstyle, centred on an offensive, defensive or explorative character build. The world design is open-ended too, offering players multiple paths to explore at any one time. By mixing beautifully classical pixel art aesthetics with some new visual flourishes such as a realistic lighting system and modern game design principles, Alwa’s Legacy offers a timeless play experience. 

After saving Alwa following the events of the first game (Alwa’s Awakening), Zoe embarks on a quest back home. However, upon waking up it seems she is back at the beginning of her adventure and the world is familiar yet different at the same time. In order to make it back home, she will need to help the inhabitants of this mysterious land and save it yet again from whatever mysterious curse it appears to be under.

Using Zoe’s magic staff, players must negotiate the land of Alwa to solve perilous puzzles and fend off monsters. New items and a character upgrade system allows you to craft your individual playstyle, centred on an offensive, defensive or explorative skillset. Using magical upgrades, novel pathways can be found as you explore the nonlinear interconnected world by summoning blocks to climb on, bubbles to bounce off of, and lightning bolts to attack with. Quick reflexes are needed to traverse challenging rooms while avoiding booby traps and pitfalls. Along this adventure, you will meet all manner of interesting characters, comb through dangerous dungeons, and uncover incredible secrets as you attempt to save the land from extinction.

Alwa’s Legacy honors the past with it’s thoroughly contemporary take on the metroidvania genre - full of puzzles to solve, dungeons to explore, magical items to acquire and ancient secrets to discover. Varnished with it’s 16-bit inspired visuals, mixing classical pixel art aesthetics with new visual flourishes such as a realistic lighting system and modern game design principles, Alwa’s Legacy offers a timeless play experience.

Alwa’s Legacy is a huge step up for us in every department. We’ve already had some glowing praise from the Steam community and we’ve made sure that when the game is released on Nintendo Switch, it’ll deliver the best version it can be on that platform,” said Mikael Forslind, Game Designer for Elden Pixels. “Nintendo has been such a massive inspiration for us and Alwa’s Legacy is in many ways a love letter to some of the amazing memories we’ve had growing up with their games. At the same time, we put every effort into creating a modern experience, so we feel we’ve ended up with a product that has its own voice. We think and hope Nintendo Switch fans are going to love Alwa’s Legacy and we can’t wait for them to experience it later this month.”

Key Features:

  • Customize how you play: With our upgrade system you can choose how you want to play – Explorative, offensive or strategic. It’s your choice!
  • Exploration is rewarded: Don’t leave any stone unturned, the world of Alwa is filled with secrets and finding them requires you to explore and solve puzzles
  • A non-linear experience: Combining exploration and different item upgrades allows you to find your own way through this adventure
  • Looks and sounds amazing: Enjoy crisp pixel-art combined with modern effects as well as a soundtrack made by chiptune extraordinaire RushJet1
  • A challenge awaits: Quick reflexes are needed to navigate through the many challenging rooms and with easy-to-change settings anyone can enjoy Alwa’s Legacy

Currently available on PC (Steam and GOG), Alwa’s Legacy is coming to Nintendo Switch on September 29, 2020 for £13.99 / $17.99 / €14.99.


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