Fans of a more old-school, top-down Zelda design should be excited for Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King. The indie adventure-RPG is heading to Nintendo Switch on December 21 for $14.99. Blossom Tales launched on PC (Steam, Humble) earlier this year.

Blossom Tales stars young heroine Lily as she goes on a quest to heal the titular king. The gameplay, world, and art are deliberately inspired from beloved 16-bit classic, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Blossom Tales includes more than 15 hours of gameplay through four dungeons and a large overworld.

The story is framed a la Princess Bride, with a grandfather telling the story to his grandchildren, starring granddaughter Lily as the heroine.

Blossom Tales arrives as an end cap to a big year for the Nintendo Switch, particularly for indie games. Earlier this year Nintendo showcased twenty indie games coming to the Switch. The few that have since arrived, such as Battle Chef Brigade, Steamworld Dig 2, and Golf Story, have been very well received.

Other indies still to come next year include Shovel Knight: King of Cards and No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again.

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King arrives on Nintendo Switch December 21.

Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.