Lateralis has announced that its pooch-powered side-scrolling Metroidvania Dogworld is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year.
Set on Earth after a cataclysmic event results in humans being sent to live in pods beneath the planet for their own safety, you play as a lone survivor that discovers that their pod has been returned to the surface.
Discovering that the planet is entirely populated by dogs, you must uncover a vast conspiracy in your efforts to save humanity from a rogue AI called Daddy. That will see you shoot, jump and slide through a mysterious, dog-filled world where you can acquire and upgrade new weapons to help overcome the enemies and bosses that you will face while exploring the ruins of a destroyed world.
“I’ve been working on Dogworld for two years, and I’m extremely proud of what the game has become,” explains Lateralis developer Nathan Haddock. “It’s a personal love letter to other indie and retro titles like Cave Story, Mega Man, and Metroid.”
Dogworld will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2021.