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' Gets Nintendo Switch, Xbox And PC Release Date, PlayStation To Follow - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2022 @ 2:31 p.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 and publisher 101XP announced that The Darkest Tales will go live on the 13th of October 2022 on PC (Steam), Xbox, Nintendo Switch, GOG, and 101XP.

“We’re chuffed to let everyone know about The Darkest Tales’ release date today, and we’re looking forward to what our fans will think of this devilish twist on fairy-tale stories,” said Aleksandra Volskaya, Head of Brand Management & PR at 101XP. “We were very happy to see so many players try our prologue back in October last year, and can’t wait to see all of you and more jumping into the full release in just a few weeks”.

A prologue for The Darkest Tales is available to download on Steam. All progress saved in the free version will be automatically carried over into the full version of The Darkest Tales.

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!

Key Features:

  • Get your hands on sharp enchanted weapons to jump, slice, and dash your way through anyone who stands in your way.
  • Develop your skill tree to learn a ton of new tricks that include faster healing, dashes, double jumps,  additional damage, and much more!
  • You may remember them differently… Do battle with a ton of once friendly, now deadly, fairy-tale characters turned evil bosses, including a double-blade wielding Little Red Riding Hood and a petrifying Pinnochio, becoming his own puppet master.
  • Every chapter of this playable novel features a concoction of beautiful yet haunting surroundings. From well-known environments such as Geppetto’s beaten-up workshop and the luscious greenery of beanstalk towers, to a chilling mountainous climb, danger lurks around every corner.  
  • Fully voiced characters, a rich storyline filled with recognizable fairy-tale lore, and gorgeous yet haunting landscapes and levels.

The Darkest Tales is coming to PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One on October 13, 2022, followed by PlayStation at a later time.

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