Fox n Forests Revives 16-bit Glory On The Switch

With the retro indie revolution upon us, we get all sorts of cool looking nostalgic games. Many of them take on a decidedly 8-bit art direction, which can be great and is appreciated. However, I’m especially fond of the 16-bit era of gaming so when I see a developer going after those visuals I sit up and pay attention.

Fox n Forests is a game that was Kickstarted back in 2016 and is now coming to a whole slew of platforms, including the Nintendo Switch. You play as Rick the Fox whose main weapon is a magical crossbow and he has the power to change seasons. This gameplay mechanic will come in handy when trying to navigate the various levels. Water turns to ice with the winter change and leaves fall from the sky when he turns the season to fall.

This one pushes all of the right buttons and it looks like it could be a great time! We hopefully won’t have to wait too much longer – it’s supposed to release this spring.

 

 

Publisher EuroVideo and developer Bonus Level Entertainment will bring their 2D action platformer, FOX n FORESTS, to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux in spring 2018.
In FOX n FORESTS, players assume the role of Rick the Fox. Armed with a magical crossbow granting the powerful ability to change between two seasons in a level, Rick can freeze his surroundings in winter, create new platforms out of falling leaves in autumn, and use a host of other powers. Only by mastering the seasons will Rick be able to outfox his enemies, explore the mystic forest, solve brain-teasing puzzles, claim victory against colossal bosses, and bring the mystery of the fifth season to light.
Inspired by classic games including Super Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts, Wonder Boy in Monster World, ActRaiser 2, and the Castlevania and Zelda series, FOX n FORESTS will be both accessible and challenging. The game combines retro charm with modern game design while offering glorious 16-Bit graphics and a chiptune soundtrack.
“FOX n FORESTS will surely speak to a wide audience,” says Marc Wardenga, Head of Games at EuroVideo. “References to the golden age of classic 16-Bit games, mixed with a unique soundtrack and contemporary, precise, and accessible gameplay, will bring back fond memories of retro games.”
Successfully funded via Kickstarter in 2016, FOX n FORESTS will be the first title from EuroVideo’s new games label Wild River and will make its North American debut at PAX East in booth 10054.
For more information on the title, please visit the official website and follow FOX n FORESTS on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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