PID Games and Skinny Bandit have confirmed a release date for Mari and Bayu: The Road Home, which is coming to Nintendo Switch.
This “cooperative 2D ant-venture” promises “a mesmerising and emotional story of feeling lost and finding your way in life,” in which you will experience the journey of how Mari’s magical friend Bayu develops the strength to find his kidnapped family while helping Mari to gain enough confidence to return home.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Tiny world, big adventure: Solve puzzles, surf the wind on feathers, ride grasshoppers, interact with fellow insects and use your environment to your advantage by using Bayu’s wind powers.
- A solo or two-player cooperative experience: You can either play as both Mari and Bayu when playing solo or choose between Mari and Bayu when playing in cooperative mode. Enjoy 2 different gameplay styles, each having their own perks.
- Explore an awe-inspiring artistic 2D world: Mari & Bayu: The Road Home mixes top-class art with in-engine magic, to create a vibrant and responsive world for you to enjoy.
- Discover a rich and unique environment: Experience the world through the perspective of an ant. Within every human footstep are great adventures and dangers for small insects to overcome. From the deep dark puddles, fly swatters and scorching piles of garbage to monsters that are desperate to get rid of you. Discover a total of 12 different and unique settings.
Mari and Bayu: The Road Home will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 9th March 2023.