Literary-themed Metroidvania Bookbound Brigade releases on Jan 30
12 January 2020
Bookbound Brigade, the side-scrolling action platformer starring legendary characters from history and literature by developer Digital Tales and publisher Intragames, begins chapter one on 30 Jan., releasing on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam for Windows PC.
Take charge as a noble team of iconic historical and fictional characters, guiding King Arthur, The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy Gale, Dracula, Queen Victoria, and more. Harness each characters’ special abilities to topple foes, surmount obstacles, and master an “all for one and one for all” approach, swapping between four formations to avoid enemy attacks, access new areas, and solve puzzles.
When the Book of Books, a mystical tome housing every word ever written, goes missing, trouble befalls the Literary World. Without the all-powerful Book, history’s greatest heroes and fiction’s most beloved characters will blink out of existence. Faced with this terrible fate, eight champions band together with one mission: retrieve the Book of Books before it’s too late. Known as the Bookbound Brigade, the heroes band together to search for the magnum opus.
Explore five sprawling, hand-drawn worlds evoking classic settings from acclaimed works of fiction. Engage with more than 50 non-playable characters ripped from chronicles and classics, undertaking sidequests to gain upgrades and experience to assist the Bookbound Brigade’s quest. Search for secrets, lost artifacts, and clues to unravel the fate of the Book of Books on an unforgettable journey set to an orchestral soundtrack imbued with an adventurous spirit.
“Bookbound Brigade breathes new life into many renowned characters and historical figures we read about,” said Sue Yim, Overseas Marketing Manager, Intragames. “We’re thrilled Digital Tales’ creative spin on the metroidvania genre will allow fiction lovers, history buffs, and platforming fans a chance to undertake this new adventure when the game launches for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam on Jan. 30.”
Bookbound Brigade will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC via Steam on 30 Jan. 2020 for $19.99 / €19.99 / £17.99 / $30.00 AUD. The game features support for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese language options.