16-Bit Inspired Alwa’s Legacy Coming To Nintendo Switch This Summer

Alwa's Legacy Screenshot

Elden Pixels has revealed that Alwa’s Legacy is in development for Nintendo Switch.

This is not a direct sequel to their 8-bit inspired platformer Alwa’s Awakening, but a standalone experience that can be enjoyed separately.

After rescuing Alwa in the concluding moments of the first game, Zoe sets out on her journey back home. However, she wakes up to discover that she is at the start of her adventure and the world is familiar yet different at the same time.

To make it home, she will need to seek help from the inhabitants of this mysterious land to once again save it from the curse it is now under.

With 16-bit inspired visuals, it will offer “a thoroughly contemporary take on the Metroidvania genre,” with puzzles to ponder, dungeons to descend into, magical items to acquire and ancient secrets to discover.

“After one-and-a-half years since the success of Alwa’s Awakening, when we decided to quit our day jobs and go into game development full-time, we’re delighted to finally present Alwa’s Legacy,” explains Elden Pixels game designer Mikael Forslind.

“Alwa’s Legacy is the game we’ve always wanted to make, with an expansive game world to explore full of bosses, secrets and amazing platforming challenges. It’s been a tough journey but thanks to the pledges and support of our fans it has now been made possible.”

Alwa’s Legacy will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Summer 2020.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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