Owlboy Comes To Switch eShop Next Tuesday & To Retail On May 29
Owlboy is coming to the Nintendo Switch on Tuesday for $24.99 via the eShop. If you’d rather wait for a physical game cartridge you can pick that up on May 29. In the meantime check out the trailer and press release below!
SOEDESCO is proud to announce that renowned indie adventure platformer Owlboy is soaring towards store shelves. The boxed version of Owlboy becomes available for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation®4 on the 29th of May.
Hans van Brakel, Executive Manager at SOEDESCO: “We’ve had to keep quiet about this for some time, but now I can finally announce our first physical Switch game! Owlboy is a really great title to start off our Switch line-up with, but we’ve certainly got more coming up”.
Award-winning adventure game
Ten years of development by D-Pad Studio have resulted in a visually stunning 2D adventure that is immensely appreciated by critics and consumers far and wide. Owlboy has already won the Destructoid Editor’s Choice Award, scoring a perfect 10/10. It’s been featured in Time magazine’s top 15 games of the year 2016 and scored an average Metacritic press rating of 8.8. The Telegraph gives Owlboy a score of 5/5, stating that the game has ‘’raised the bar sky high’’.
Owlboy: a moving story
Owlboy tells the touching story of owl misfit Otus, a feathery little fellow struggling to live the owl life. Fate strikes when Otus’ beautiful homeland is invaded by a horde of malicious sky pirates. Otus embarks on a fascinating journey through seemingly endless skies and mysterious, monster infested ruins. He must recruit his friends to employ their special puzzling- and combat skills, fight his foes and fly his way to safety.
Heartfelt, intriguing story about the adventurous journey of an underdog owl.
Detailed, colorful and beautifully vibrant pixel art style.
Switch between Otus’ friends at any time to employ their unique abilities
Tremendous variety in surroundings and enemies.
Explore massive dungeons and face epic boss battles.
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