Feardemic and King’s Pleasure have revealed that their action-adventure game Cosmic is coming to Nintendo Switch.
Set in a multi-layered universe where light and shadow dictate its metaphysical rules, you play as Vik, “a seemingly cute yet mischievous small being whose sole and best friend is his own shadow.”
After a thoughtless wish, Vik loses his shadow and suddenly finds himself powerless in the depths of an unknown world. However, he soon discovers that he has acquired a new, larger shadow that belongs to a powerful beast whose owner is already hunting them down…
“With its unique art style and vibrant colour palette, Cosmic is a very welcomed addition to the roster of Feardemic’s 2022 releases,” explains Feardemic CEO Scott Millard. “We are confident that the game’s fresh style of horror narrative will be far more accessible to a much broader audience of all ages. Horror games, unlike most other video game genres, are nearly always identified on the basis of their narrative direction rather than a gameplay type, and, more often than not, horror hides where you least expect it.”
King’s Pleasure’s founder Łukasz Wiśniewski adds: “Cosmic represents for us the first opportunity to truly express our creative identity and has been a long-held dream project of mine that encompasses a unique visual style and an engaging story that teems with a wide range of human emotions – fear, empathy, compassion, lostness. I believe this will make Cosmic an experience that resonates with many different kinds of players.”
The publisher has outlined the game’s features as below:
- A mysterious universe inhabited by weird characters whose shadows have their own distinct personalities, where light and shadow dictate its metaphysical rules.
- Fast-paced 2D gameplay with two distinguished styles: use the light to unleash the beastly shadow attached to Vik and perform deadly melee combos or use agility and subterfuge to escape danger while in the dark.
- Multiple exotic worlds to explore with expansive maps filled with puzzles, secrets, and challenges. Find new items, unlock new abilities and use them to travel back and forth through space and time to explore what you previously couldn’t access.
- Flawlessly fluid animations that enhance the gameplay experience and a distinguishable art style that plays with contrasts.
Cosmic will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2022.