Playtonic Friends has teamed up with Castle Pixel to release Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince on Nintendo Switch next year.
The developer has looked to build on the success of Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King, with the sequel delivering more branching gameplay, a “constantly satisfying” challenge and a “story within a story” narrative.
Set hundreds of years after the original game, The Minotaur King has returned. In Grandpa’s latest tale, Lily must set out to defeat it and rescue her brother – an adventure that will take you through haunted forests, pirate shores and other mysterious lands where treacherous enemies, tricky puzzles and powerful weapons await you.
“Our team believes in games’ power to captivate by marrying fun gameplay with memorable storytelling,” explains Castle Pixel design lead Rob Maher. “The classic 2D games we grew on tested your skills from start to finish, and we’re also big fans of games that let you influence the story and world through choice. Blossom Tales 2 is our love letter to action RPGs of old but allows us to blend that satisfying challenge with delightful interactivity in a way that we love to play ourselves.”
Playtonic Friends CEO Gavin Price adds: “We’re all huge fans of the older Zelda titles and when we first played the original Blossom Tales, we were blown away by the heart and character Castle Pixel brought to their game. When the opportunity arose to work with the team on expanding that experience and helping to bring The Minotaur Prince to life we had to jump at it.”
Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2022.