Game release: “Eagle Island” (PC, Nintendo Switch)

Pixelnicks’ and Screenwave Media‘s mix of roguelike and metroidvania-platformer Eagle Island takes the concept and flies away with it.

From the first looks of it, one would be foolish not to be reminded of Owlboy (see release news), especially since its pixel art presentation and open-world form are quite similar. However, it’s not an owlboy, but a boy called Quill with an owl named Koji who explore Eagle Island in search for lost treasures and civilizations and to defeat the evil Armaura in order to rescue damsel in distress Ichiro.

Another difference is that levels are procedurally generated and invite the player to engage in a story, roguelite, or speedrun mode. With 85 different perk abilities and magical features that can transform the owl into elemental forms, there’s enough variety when it comes to overcoming 12 bosses in 16 environments. The gameplay is clearly inspired by 16-bit classic platformers, with running and jumping being the most prominent features, complemented by a unique cast-the-owl-in-8-directions combat mechanic that works with the different types of elemental magic and chaining combos together.

The game is out now on PC and Nintendo Switch. While there’s no launch discount, being able to throw an owl like a boomerang should be enough silly reason to buy it. Plus the pixel art looks pretty cool, too.

Buy the game for PC on
GOG
Steam

Buy the game for Nintendo Switch on
the Nintendo eShop

Official website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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