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The Darkest Tales

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: 101XP
Developer: Trinity Team
Release Date: Oct. 13, 2022

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'The Darkest Tales' Playable Prologue Available - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 14, 2021 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT

The Darkest Tales chronicles the gloomy and sinister adventures of a stuffed bear named Teddy on a quest to rescue his owner Alicia from the realm of grisly dreams and distorted fantasies.

Players are invited to embark on a grim journey together with a determined plush toy named Teddy on the quest to rescue his owner Alicia from the world of corrupted fantasies and somber nightmares.

Who else should fight a grown-up kid's life if not her worn out and long-forgotten toy?

The Darkest Tales is a hardcore and exciting adventure full of familiar characters and noir landscapes. Transported to the far side of “happily ever after," players will learn about the Little Red Riding Hood’s revised dietary habits, or finally witness the kind of monster Pinocchio grew up to be. And while they are at it, why not lend a hand to an armed-to-the-teeth teddy bear on an important mission? He can't quite stitch it all up by himself!

Prepare to meet familiar childhood heroes!.. Though the reunion is unlikely to be a happy one: these days the gingerbread men are out for blood, the Sleeping Beauty appears to be a few centuries behind on her sleep schedule (and a true love’s kiss ain’t going to cut it this time), while the Little Mermaid has come to resemble a sea witch rather than an innocent daughter of the ocean.

Developer Trinity Team studio and publisher 101XP are thrilled to announce that the prologue for The Darkest Tales is officially available to download on Steam for PC, starting today. 

In The Darkest Tales - Into the Nightmare, players follow the adventure of Teddy; a grumpy old bear brought to life to rescue his owner Alicia, and Lighty, a chatty glowing orb fairy, as they embark on a journey through distorted fairy-tale planes inhabited by bloodthirsty enemies and nail-biting courses. 

  • Level One:  What would Little Red Riding Hood do to the big bad wolf if she had two sharp daggers and a thirst for blood? Enter the nightmare and see once harmonious lands turned into hostile terrains filled with hungry mechanical wolves and sneaky fiery bats. Tread swiftly and keep your eyes peeled, as you may be next on her menu. 
  • Level Two:  Could Jack ever climb up the beanstalk if it was covered in thorns, carnivorous plants, and haunted by a deadly thunderstorm?  Eat the famous beans, learn to play with magic, and use your finest skills to make your way to the top of this unforgivingly dangerous climb. Watch your step though, as Teddy is only made of fabric! 

All progress saved in the free version will be automatically carried over into the full version of The Darkest Tales.

“When we began working on The Darkest Tales we wanted to create a dark fairytale world for curious adventurers and lovers of the genre to explore, be challenged by, and get lost in,” said Marco Agricola, co-founder of Trinity Team. “We’re proud to release the final version of our two level prologue on Steam today, and officially invite all those brave enough to step into the nightmare... and come out victorious!” 

“The Darkest Tales is an immersive experience, setting the scene with gorgeous maps and terrains filled with familiar, yet fearsome fairy-tale characters and intense boss battles,” said Aleksandra Volskaya, Head of Brand Management & PR at 101XP. “We’re looking forward to hearing what players’ think of our prologue, and are incredibly excited to reveal all that’s coming next, as the title sets up for a full release”.

Turns out our stuffed knight is a jack-of-all-trades – repurposing a pair of scissors into dual-wielding melee weapons as well as a bow that shoots sharp needles that can also serve as makeshift grappling hooks for bypassing deadly traps. Guess if fighting against evil doesn't work out for him, Teddy may yet find his calling as a world-famous tailor!

Every level takes place in a twisted version of an easily recognizable fairy tale rife with combat, obstacles, and secrets. Sure you can select a difficulty level most suited for comfortable play... But why not go all out and conquer the horrors that await the bravest of daredevils in max difficulty mode! After all, what’s life without a little challenge, right..?

The Darkest Tales is a game with deep enigmatic lore. As you progress and defeat monsters, you’ll slowly unveil the mysteries of the world of nightmares. How does this tale end? Let your gaming skills decide that!

The Darkest Tales is coming to PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One in 2022.

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