Literary-themed Metroidvania platformer Bookbound Brigade will launch for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on January 30 for $19.99 / €19.99 / £17.99 / $30.00 AUD, publisher Intragames and developer Digital Tales announced. It will support English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese language options.
Here is an overview of the game, via Intragames:
Bookbound Brigade is about beating the hell out of historical and literary characters you studied in school by leading a dream team of real and fictional heroes through a 2D side-scrolling platform-adventure. It will take the likes of Dracula, King Arthur, Queen Victoria, Nikola Tesla, Cassandra, Dorothy Gale, Sun Wukong the Monkey King, and Robin Hood to assemble and avenge a world plunged into chaos following the theft of the ‘Book of Books’, a volume encompassing every single work of fiction and non-fiction ever written.
- Explore, fight, backtrack, grow your skills and tackle challenging quests and puzzles, as in any Metroidvania game worthy of its name, but get ready for a twist…
- There is no single hero in Bookbound Brigade: you play as a party of unique characters, each with their own traits and skills, who move in formation and fight as one.
- All the characters, both playing and non-playing, are drawn from the pages of history and literature, so expect to meet some familiar and less familiar faces!
- The distinctive hand-drawn visuals, inspired by book illustration from all time, stray far from the pixel art dominating the Metroidvania genre.
Watch a new set of trailers below.