Publisher SOEDESCO has announced that renowned indie adventure platformer Owlboy is soaring towards store shelves. The boxed version of Owlboy will become available for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on the 29th of May.
Hans van Brakel, Executive Manager at SOEDESCO: “We’ve had to keep quiet about this for some time, but now I can finally announce our first physical Switch game! Owlboy is a really great title to start off our Switch line-up with, but we’ve certainly got more coming up”.
Award-winning adventure game
Ten years of development by D-Pad Studio have resulted in a visually stunning 2D adventure that is immensely appreciated by critics and consumers far and wide. Owlboy has already won the Destructoid Editor’s Choice Award, scoring a perfect 10/10. It’s been featured in Time magazine’s top 15 games of the year 2016 and scored an average Metacritic press rating of 8.8. The Telegraph gives Owlboy a score of 5/5, stating that the game has ‘’raised the bar sky high’’.
Owlboy: a moving story
Owlboy tells the touching story of owl misfit Otus, a feathery little fellow struggling to live the owl life. Fate strikes when Otus’ beautiful homeland is invaded by a horde of malicious sky pirates. Otus embarks on a fascinating journey through seemingly endless skies and mysterious, monster-infested ruins. He must recruit his friends to employ their special puzzling- and combat skills, fight his foes and fly his way to safety.
- Heartfelt, intriguing story about the adventurous journey of an underdog owl.
- Detailed, colorful and beautifully vibrant pixel art style.
- Switch between Otus’ friends at any time to employ their unique abilities
- Tremendous variety in surroundings and enemies.
- Explore massive dungeons and face epic boss battles.