Publisher Secret Mode has announced that its side-scrolling adventure title Little Orpheus will launch on Switch next month, on September 13.
The release comes after the game was indefinitely delayed in March of this year due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. At the time, the publisher stated that “some of the themes and content may upset gamers” due to potentially offensive references to the Soviet Union. However, after reviewing the game in the months since, he has determined that the game, developed by The Chinese Room, can be released without changes to its content.
Here’s a rundown of the game from its official eShop page:
Join our bold but hapless hero Comrade Ivan Ivanovich as he explores lost civilizations, underwater kingdoms, prehistoric jungles, and lands beyond imagination. He Gasps as he battles the subhuman tribe of the Menkv and escapes the clutches of terrible monsters! Cheer on as he triumphs over impossible odds and untold dangers in the underworlds!
With stunning visuals, brilliant performances, and a world-class score, Little Orpheus is an underground epic you’ll never forget. Comrades, to the center!
• A dazzling and colorful world remastered with high resolution textures, new movement and animations, improved graphics and lighting effects, and more
• A gripping story full of humor and adventure from the award-winning masters of The Chinese Room, creators of Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
• Award-winning vocal performances and a world-class musical score by BAFTA-winning composer Jessica Curry and Jim Fowler
• Includes bonus 9th episode A Rush of Onion to the Head and Lost Recordings mode
This certainly looks interesting! Will you pick it up when it launches next month? Let us know with a comment!