Developer Castle Pixel is launching a new game on Switch soon, called Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King. It takes influences from games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and movies like The Princess Bride. The top down adventure game will be releasing, as a console exclusive, on December 21st for $14.99.
The game is told through the lens of a grandfather telling a story to his grandchildren about a heroic girl named Lily who becomes a Knight of the Rose. However, that same day the evil wizard Crocus places the King into an everlasting sleep with one of his dreaded spells, forcing Lily to go on a grand quest in search of a remedy.
According to the developers the game includes features such as:
+ More than 15 hours of gameplay
+ Switch exclusive HD Rumble support
+ Huge, diverse game world with many different locations
+ 4 unique themed dungeons
+ Various items impacting gameplay and fighting style
+ Fun, charming storytelling
The game started development in 2014 and was Greenlit through Steam. Since then the developers have teamed up with publisher FDG Entertainment to bring the game to console and it will be exclusive to the Switch.
Check out this trailer for the game to see it in action and try to find all the Zelda inspired influences of the game.