Castle of Heart Announced

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Indie developer 7levels have announced they are developing an action platformer for the Nintendo Switch titled Castle of Heart. The game will release in Q1 2018.

You can view the announcement trailer and overview down below….

About

Castle of Heart is a classic action platformer at the genre’s best and most challenging, with plentiful of new twists on the formula to experience. Players take control of a cursed knight who has been turned to stone by an evil sorcerer’s spell, but who is ready to prove that love and courage can conquer even the darkest magic.

Your brave hero must travel all the way from their petrified village to the dark ruler’s castle, mastering 20 levels set in 4 distinct environments. Each is full of enemies that require different strategies to be beaten successfully and includes sudden gameplay changes. All this translates into exciting, dynamic action sequences. The selection of progressively more powerful weapons, from the humble sword to a powerful magical arsenal, as well as power-ups, will aid your hero in their quest. But remember: a body of stone has its limits! It disintegrates permanently as the knight loses energy, which can only be supplied by defeating enemies. If you let it reach a critical level, your hero may lose an arm and the ability to wield weapons with it.

Castle of Heart offers beautiful and detailed 3D graphics with changing landscapes, weather conditions, and rich backgrounds. The game’s aesthetics and bestiary are equal parts inspired by Slavic mythology (with some locations straight from famous, mystical locations in Poland, the developers’ home country) and the dark fantasy atmosphere of the best action platformer titles from the golden age of the genre. All of this makes Castle of Heart a perfect mix of classic influences and modern approaches, utilizing the spectrum of the Switch’s features, which will enchant both fans of the genre and newcomers.

Key Features

  • A unique main character: a knight turned into stone who needs to keep fighting to avoid disintegrating

  • 20 completely different levels in 4 beautiful environments loosely inspired by real-life locations

  • Roughly 50 types of both short- and long-range weapons, allowing each gamer to find their own, individual combat style

  • HD Rumble support, further increasing players’ immersion

  • At least 7 hours of addictive, exciting gameplay

  • Epic boss fights at the end of every location

  • Breathtaking graphic design

  • Numerous power-ups that enrich the gameplay