Not a function, Sephonie!
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