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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Bit Kid
Release Date: 2025

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'Wolfhound' Is A WW2-themed Metroidvania Coming to PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2025 - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on June 8, 2024 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT

Wolfhound is a sci-fi World War II-themed Metroidvania where you fight mutant Nazi scum.

When a clandestine Nazi base is discovered in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle, there’s only one soldier for the job: Capt. Chuck "Wolfhound" Rossetti, a wise-cracking, one-man army who never leaves a pal behind. He's no stranger to war, but his war is about to get stranger....

As one-man-army Capt. Chuck "Wolfhound" Rosetti, infiltrate a heavily secret Axis base in the Bermuda Triangle where Allied forces have gone missing. Wolfhound quickly finds not just enemy soldiers, but grotesque, mutated nightmares out to stop him. Steal their weaponry and use powerful experimental equipment while venturing into the heart of the island, where castles and crystal caverns hide dark, fascinating secrets.

When a clandestine Nazi base is discovered in the otherworldly heart of the Bermuda Triangle, there's only one soldier for the job...

Capt. Chuck "Wolfhound" Rossetti, a wise-cracking, one-man army who never leaves a pal behind, is no stranger to war but his war is about to get stranger. After an Allied vessel vanishes, Chuck is deployed to infiltrate an uncharted island, discover the enemy's secrets, and bring our boys home.

Yet this evil, shrouded island has other plans. Pitted against the stuff of nightmares — mutant insects, zombies, and other twisted creations of a mad Axis scientist — Chuck finds himself on an eerie, perilous mission unlike any he's faced before.

Venture forth into the island, scavenging for weapons and ammo to dispatch the Axis soldiers and monsters that grow more grotesque and dangerous the further Wolfhound goes. Unveil the sinister experiments of Dr. Steiner, and turn his tech against him. Feel the unbridled power of the railgun. Reach new heights with the jetpack. Lace up gravity boots to traverse new areas, where castles pierce the sky and crystal caverns veil wicked, fascinating mysteries. . .

After more than 200,000 recruits ventured into the procedurally-generated depths of Chasm, Bit Kid sought to return to the Metroidvania genre, while eschewing procedural generation in favor of a single, intricately designed world. Bit Kid brought together artistic talent behind the Shantae series, Freedom Planet 2, and Sparklite along with a heroic chiptune soundtrack courtesy of musician RushJet1 (Cave Story+, Alwa's Legacy, PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator).

"While I've always been a big fan of retro games and pixel art, I really wanted to dive deep into the style of NES and 8-bit gaming," said James Petruzzi, founder and lead developer at Bit Kid. "We're aiming to be as authentic as possible, stylistically: an 8-bit color palette, 320x180 pixel resolution, and a soundtrack composed in Famitracker which has enabled homebrewers to create authentic NES music for many years."

Key Features:

  • Explore a massive, hand-crafted island with 10 interconnected areas
  • Relive an iconic era of action gaming with challenging 2D mechanics and authentic pixel art (320x180 native res), with native 4K resolution and your choice of razor sharp pixels or convincing CRT effects
  • Survive and thrive with cutting-edge technology like an upgradable jetpack, offering new strategies for overcoming obstacles
  • Unleash deadly weaponry against foes both human and monstrous with arsenal ranging from conventional firearms to devastating experimental weapons like Rail Guns and Flamethrowers
  • Upgrade your arsenal to pack an extra punch using modified gun parts and special types of ammunition

Wolfhound is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS5, and (Steam /Steam Deck) in 2025.

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