Playtonic Friends and Fabraz have teamed up to release Demon Turf on Nintendo Switch, a “3D platformer with attitude” which is their spiritual successor to Slime-san.
You play as the young demon Beebz, who, barely a thousand years old, decides that it is time that she kicks every turf leader’s butt in the Demon World to become the Demon Queen.
With a unique aesthetic that combines 2D illustrations with 3D environments, the developer promises you the chance to explore a world “chock-full of humor and style.”
The game’s soundtrack is accompanied by Beebz’s rapping, while gameplay mechanics will require you to pull off clever platforming combinations or brawl with your enemies using the physics-driven combat system.
There are side quests to help with in the hub town, pictures of hidden locations to snap for the Photo Hunt mode, purchasable mods that can be combined to change your play style, and more.
“I’ve always wanted to create a 3D Platformer, they’ve been my favourite genre all my life, having grown up playing all of the notable ones on pretty much every console!” explains Fabraz game lead and artist Fabian Rastorfer. “With our 2D platformer, Slime-san, we received a lot of praise for what we brought to 2D precision-based platforming so we really wanted to see if we can translate the spirit of what made Slime-san great into a 3D Platformer”.
Playtonic CEO Gavin Price adds: “Demon Turf was one of the titles that made us want to set up our new publishing arm, our aim was always to partner with those developers who make the kinds of games we love to play or we wish we’d come up with first which is exactly how we felt when we first played Slime-San so then when the Fabraz team showed us what they had in store with Demon Turf; the community focus, the reams of content and just something really fresh and new; we absolutely had to get involved.”
Demon Turf will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Summer 2021.