Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus is a new Metroidvania game that was announced back in 2022 and is being developed by Squid Shock. Thankfully, the game has now gotten its official release date, and we can look forward to getting time with this one come July 18th, 2024. You can get a fresh look at the game in the new trailer above.

Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus is a hand-drawn 2D Metroidvania platformer based in a colorful world of Japanese folklore. Use your legendary bō staff to bounce and move fluidly through a delightfully-demonic East Asian fever dream. Use the tight movement and reset system to reach areas efficiently and gracefully or recover chaotically while floundering for footing.

A familiar 2D side-scrolling action platformer that merges classic hand-drawn animation and scenery with new atmospheric bells and whistles that make the experience wondrously novel yet cozily familiar.

Tight platforming controls. Bō feels amazing to control and players will feel great agency as they enter a flow state navigating the challenging platforming challenges. Explore a mysterious world! The world of Bō is open and interconnected. Explore everything from haunted bathhouses to a thriving Japanese-inspired metropolis. Find ways to travel back to areas that you thought you explored fully and unlock new paths and surprises.


Over in Japan, Humble Games and Marvelous Inc. are teaming up for two different physical releases for Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus. This includes a standard edition and the Marvelous Shop Limited Edition you see above. The Limited Edition includes the game, a “Cherry City” 2D snow globe, a world map with special paper tube and a Hyakki Yagyo Tea Cup.

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