AM2R Developers Reunite For Okami-Inspired Metroidvania ‘Bo: Path Of The Teal Lotus’

Image: Christopher Stair, Trevor Youngquist

Following a massively a success Kickstarter marketing campaign again in February this 12 months, Chris Stair and Trevor Youngquist’s upcoming shocking Metroidvania Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus has won a few notable names within the Metroid fan group.

Members of the staff at the back of Another Metroid 2 Remake (AM2R) have joined this Japanese folklore-inspired seek motion recreation which the builders say takes a leaf out of Hollow Knight and Okami‘s books.

Stair and Youngquist have been firstly operating at the challenge on my own, however have now been joined via those 3 respected names who know a factor or two in regards to the Metroidvania style — Milton Guasti (DoctorM64, Director of AM2R and stage dressmaker on Ori and the Will of the Wisps), Esteban Criado (DruidVorse, AM2R’s Lead Playtester and Metroidvania speedrunner), and Robert Maloney (Sephazon, Producer of AM2R and Associate for Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions). The 3 of those might be operating as Associate Designer, QA Lead, and Production and Publishing Lead on Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus, and what a staff to convey directly to this beautiful-looking challenge.

Using pretty hand-drawn aesthetics to create mesmerising ranges, characters, and environments, Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus follows Bo, a celestial blossom who should triumph over hindrances and battle unhealthy enemies after uncovering the secrets and techniques at the back of the upward push of an impressive shogun. Bo will use her personnel to bop round those Japanese watercolour worlds and you’ll be able to be handled to a banquet for the eyes and a boatload of Japanese folklore.

Here are some extra main points at the recreation from its Steam web page:

– A well-recognized 2D side-scrolling action-platformer that merges vintage hand-drawn animation and surroundings with new atmospheric bells and whistles that make the revel in wondrously novel but cozily acquainted.

– Tight platforming controls. Bō feels superb to keep an eye on and avid gamers will really feel nice company as they input a float state navigating the difficult platforming demanding situations.

– Explore a mysterious global! The global of Bō is open and interconnected. Explore the whole lot from haunted bathhouses to a thriving Japanese-inspired city. Find techniques to trip again to spaces that you just concept you explored totally and liberate new paths and surprises.

– Unlock robust new talents! Brew and drink arcane teas to liberate Bō’s shapeshifting personnel talents. Including the Mochi Mallet, Blossom Dash and the Grappling Gun.

– Daruma doll Power-ups! Collect daruma dolls all the way through your adventure to track your talents and come up with benefits (and even disadvantages) in distinctive techniques. All daruma dolls start with 1 eye stuffed in. They may also be upgraded to a 2-eyed daruma that complements the unique daruma’s perk. These loveable daruma dolls might be via your facet all the way through your adventure.

– A big forged of strange and lovable yokai (monsters from Japanese folklore) in addition to authentic characters in line with Japanese cultural archetypes. All of those characters and enemies are dropped at lifestyles with conventional hand-drawn 2D frame-by-frame animation. Help them with their facet quests or simply prevent via for a talk and a cup of tea.

– Epic Boss Battles! On your adventure you are going to stumble upon many huge monsters from Japanese folklore. Use your won wisdom and talent to conquer them and advance additional on your quest.

– Beautiful hand-drawn and immersive spaces and landscapes with conventional Japanese-inspired trimmings.

– An completely beautiful authentic rating composed via Moises Carmago, that superbly blends conventional Japanese instrumentation with trendy orchestral song.

There is a dime a dozen Metroidvanias at the Switch, however with Bo’s exquisite visuals and the pedigree at the back of it, we are extraordinarily excited to look how this one seems.

Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus is out on Switch someday subsequent 12 months, and we’re going to for sure be maintaining a tally of this one. Check out ultimate 12 months’s teaser trailer beneath and proportion your ideas at the recreation with us within the feedback!

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