Literary-Themed Metroidvania Bookbound Brigade Coming To Nintendo Switch This Month

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Intragames and Digital Tales have announced that Bookbound Brigade will release on Nintendo Switch this month.

This side-scrolling action platformer stars legendary characters from history and literature, seeing you play as a team that includes King Arthur, The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy Gale, Dracula, Queen Victoria, and others.

The Book of Books has gone missing, a mystical tome that houses every word that has ever been written.

Without this all-powerful Book, history’s greatest heroes and fiction’s most beloved characters will blink out of existence from the Literary World.

Wanting to avert their fate, eight champions team up to form the Bookbound Brigade – setting out to retrieve the Book of Books before it is too late.

Each character has special abilities, requiring that you swap between four formations to avoid enemy attacks, access new areas, and solve puzzles.

That will see you explore “five sprawling, hand-drawn worlds evoking classic settings from acclaimed works of fiction,” with sidequests to complete, secrets to uncover, and clues to retrieve that will lead you to the Book of Books.

“Bookbound Brigade breathes new life into many renowned characters and historical figures we read about,” explains Intragames overseas marketing manager Sue Yim.

“We’re thrilled Digital Tales’ creative spin on the Metroidvania genre will allow fiction lovers, history buffs, and platforming fans a chance to undertake this new adventure when the game launches for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam on Jan. 30.”

Bookbound Brigade will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 30th January 2020 priced at £17.99 ($19.99).

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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