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Morphite Preview

I’m a sucker for highly stylized games, and Morphite definitely fits that bill. Plus, I love Metroid Prime and sci-fi, so this upcoming Nintendo Switch game has definitely piqued my interest.



Featuring a low polygon look, similar to early ’90s games, Morphite has you exploring the galaxy to research plants and animals. Along the way you’ll encounter nasty beasts and enemies you’ll have to battle and come across a rare material called Morphite.



You play as Myrah Kale, a young woman residing on a space station and your mission is to gather supplies to support your father’s shop. This exploratory quest quickly turns into a journey that reveals Myrah’s past and to do so she’ll have to visit undiscovered planets, roam uncharted sectors of space, and confront creatures in search of the elusive Morphite.



The game launches on September 21, 2017 for the Switch via the eShop. The only negative thing that I’ve noticed so far is that the game features randomized worlds. I prefer custom crafted experiences instead of generic randomly generated spaces, but that’s just a personal preference. Hopefully the game comes together to form something special.



Morphite, the atmospheric exploration sci-fi shooter with platforming elements from Crescent Moon Games, We’re Five Games, and Blowfish Studios, will come to Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in addition to the previously-announced PC and iOS versions. Morphite will simultaneously launch across all platforms Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. It is now available for pre-order for PlayStation 4 in Europe.
Set in a distant future where humanity has colonized the far reaches of space,
Morphite follows the story of Myrah Kale, a young woman whose life takes a sudden turn when a routine mission develops into an interstellar adventure revealing her mysterious past and connection to the coveted substance Morphite.
Myrah will voyage to the furthest corners of space to explore uncharted planets with diverse landscapes teeming with exotic flora and fauna. With the help of a scanner, Myrah can sell the biological information of organic lifeforms she comes across to purchase upgrades for her ship, suit and weapons.
Inside Myrah’s vessel, players will face random encounters in real-time combat, trade with other space travelers and utilize an easy-to-use Starmap to navigate a galaxy full of hand-crafted worlds where the fully-voiced main story takes place as well as procedurally-generated planets brimming with side quests.
“Morphite is an atmospheric sci-fi shooter with inspiration drawn from classic console games including Ratchet and Clank, Metroid Prime and Turok,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. “With those roots, bringing Morphite to Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is a natural fit, and we look forward to sharing our universe with everyone this September.”
For more information please explore Morphite’s official website.


Beautiful Stylized Low-Poly Look
Environmental puzzle solving
Scan creatures to sell their bio information to upgrade your ship and weapons.
Find various upgrades throughout your adventures.
Huge bosses to battle
Navigate the stars with an easy to use Starmap system.
Random encounters aboard your ship
Real-time space combat
Space trading
Resource collection and trading
Find random weapons and vehicles on various planets
Upgrade your suit to survive harsher conditions
Fully voiced main storyline



Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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