Indie developers Causal Bit Games released a new trailer for Battle Princess Madelyn, a retro-style action-platformer. It’s coming later this Fall to PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, Wii U, and PS Vita.
Battle Princess Madelyn stars the titular heroine on a quest for vengeance. An evil wizard captured her family and killed her adorable little dog. Thankfully the dog returns as a helpful, ghostly companion as Madlyn battles through 2D, pixelated levels inspired from 16-bit action games of the SNES era, particularly Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts.
The world features 10 levels, which are each made up of five branching stages. Levels are replayable once unlocked and include hidden collectibles and stages. You can play in either a more fast-paced, retro-structured Arcade Mode, or a more story-driven Story Mode that incorporates weapon upgrades at the blacksmith.
“From its initial concept days, right through the successful Kickstarter campaign which reached over $212,665 CAD, until its imminent release, Battle Princess Madelyn has developed and grown from inspiration from feedback from my daughter, who inspired the original idea, gamers and ideals from the very best of classic retro games fused with modern presentation complete with gameplay and fun,” said Christoher Obritsch, CEO, Casual Bit Games. “I believe all our goals have been achieved with much much more added ingredients, features and elements that will have gamers engaged in a game that has been crafted with real planning, dedication and, a lot of love.”
Battle Princess Madelyn was the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign last year. Fun fact: the Battle Princess herself is named after the lead developer’s daughter.
An exact release date is expected “very shortly.” Battle Princess Madelyn should arrive shortly after that on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Wii U, and PS Vita.