French publisher Red Art Games have announced the pixel graphic adventure game Arietta of Spirits which will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam this summer.
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The game is described as a “charming adventure game with emotion-filled narrative, no-filler gameplay, and fast paced combat. ” The game tells the story of Arietta and her family, visiting their Grandmother’s cabin for the first time after she sadly died last year. This being a video game, the family trip takes an unexpected turn when Arietta meets a mysterious new friend and gains the ability to see strange spirits that inhabit the island.
Here are those ever so important key features:
-Explore a mysterious island with lush forests, murky caverns and dark secrets
-Beautiful retro-styled pixel graphics and inspiring original soundtrack
-Meet fascinating characters and discover the deep lore
-Fight a wide range of enemies in reaction based combat
-Easy to approach game mechanics, suitable for everyone
During her adventure Arietta and her sidekick Arco gain the ability to use a powerful new move called the Spirit Shield. Used in tandem with the Spirit Sword the Spirit Shield open up both defensive and offensive ways to stay in the fight. The Spirit Shield uses Spirit Energy and it depletes quickly, so you’ll have to keep your eye on the spirit power gauge, but it will recharge by itself.
The digital versions of the console game will retail at €19,99 / $19.99 / £17.99, while the Steam version will cost €14,99 / $14.99 / £12.99. Physical editions are also available for pre-order from the Red Art Games Store with the Red Edition for Nintendo Switch costing €59,99 / £51.46, or you can pick up the standard edition for Switch of PS4 for €34,99 / £30.00. There will only be 3,000 copies of the Red Edition which comes with a steelbook case. there might be more content but nothing is listed on the press release of the Red Art Games Store.
Source: Press release
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