Sephonie launches for Switch today

Not a function, Sephonie!

21 July 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 0

Today publisher Ratalaika Games, together with award-winning developer Analgesic Productions, has announced they are set to release Sephonie, the acclaimed PC title, on Switch today.

Analgesic’s lauded developers, Melos Han-Tani & Marina Kittaka, have made award-nominated titles such as Anodyne (2013), Even the Ocean (2016) and Anodyne 2: Return to Dust (2019), consistently earning praise for their beautiful graphics, enchanting stories and settings. Their games’ mechanics and challenges continue to adhere to the highest of standards in Sephonie.

A Surreal Cave Odyssey

Sephonie will pull in gamers who may not usually pick 3D platformers as their genre of choice, as its unique levels and surreal, complex story offer a unique and unrivalled gaming experience!

You play as three East Asian scientists, Amy, Ing-wen and Riyou, each with a distinctive personality. Each has stories and cultural references you’ll learn about as you guide them through tricky caves with your fast, gravity-defying platforming moves. Sephonie seamlessly integrates 3D platforming and a complex story about ecological themes and Asian history.

Navigate The Island’s Mysteries

The player starts on the island surface, then enters red, sandstone caverns, before making their way to a jade-coloured cavern of towering trees. In between exploration, meet wondrous creatures who grant you new platforming abilities, and experience “Mindshares”, short, visual novel-esque segments, where you get to hear about the lives of the three protagonists.

During a “Mindshare,” the characters are actually learning about each other’s experiences and secrets! As they grow closer, the levels start to surreally become places from their lives, such as a Tokyo cityscape, Japanese shopping malls, and American Midwest suburbs!

A Gymnastics-filled Experience

Use acrobatic moves to navigate lush, jade canopies and rusty sandstone spires! Every surface is yours to climb.

  • Fling yourself over high ledges using the satisfying Teledash Vault
  • Deftly Wall-run across any vertical surface
  • Grapple through the air with the help of long-tongued Ribbats
  • Effortlessly Glide by using floating Dandelion Puffs
  • Use a Fusion Pod to perform a rocket-like Super-Dash

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