OU, the side-scroller for Switch, was announced two years ago. The game has been hit with numerous delays and production issues in that time, but the end is finally in sight. Publisher and developer G-Mode, along with co-developer room6 have confirmed that OU is finally gearing up for launch, and it will see release on August 31st, 2023.

OU takes place in U-chronia, a hazy world that lives in hazy memories of the distant past. OU, a young boy, wakes up in a dried up riverbed without any memories of his own. He meets Zarry, an opossum with a flaming tail, who guides him on a journey to find out his story.

The Saudage Specter, who haunts the boy; Gemini, who looks just like him; The Weeping Woman “La Llorona”, who leads him to tragedy. All of them are there to change the Story and how it will end.

A pen-drawn world reminiscent of the illustrations in children’s literature, accompanied by music for guitar and other instruments ripe with nostalgia for an old hometown. This is the background where the Story, a story meant for someone, unfolds.

Just like a Michael Ende book, “OU” disguises itself as something else—an adventure game—to meet and interact with reality. OU is also a challenge—a challenge to games as a whole.

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