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Owlboy


Owlboy is a story-driven platform adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds! Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies, in one of the most detailed adventures of this era. 

Being a mute, Otus struggles living up to the expectations of owl-hood. Things spiral from bad to worse with the sudden appearance of sky pirates. What follows is a journey through monster infested ruins, with unexpected encounters, well kept secrets, and burdens no one should have to bear.
   
  • A love letter to pixel art for a new audience, Owlboy is a story-driven action adventure, with a unique mix of flight and platforming.
  • Carry anything. Recruit Otus’s friends as gunners to fight for you, each with unique abilities and stories.
  • Large dungeons with big and challenging boss battles.
  • An adventure 10 years in the making.
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    Release Date: 29/05/2018
    After the huge success of the original Owlboy release in 2016, Owlboy is now coming to Nintendo Switch. For eccentric gameplay in a weird and wonderful world, Owlboy boasts imaginative graphics with a beautiful storyline that allows you to fly through the sky with friends. 

    Adopt the persona of the cute and mysterious Owlboy, Otus, who was born a mute and studies under a strict owl mentor, Asio. With fluffy swept-back hair and yellow antennae-like feelers, you will fall in love with Otus from the off, even before you discover his somewhat sensitive personality that others take advantage of. 

    Despite his hardships and negative experiences with fellow villagers, Otus maintains a funloving personality with a smile spread across his face. This could be down to his ability to fly due the owl cloak that was given to him by Asio, allowing him to freely explore the skies.  

    This story-driven platform adventure game sees you carry anything or anyone on your back as you fly. This ultimately allows you to play alone or pick up friends as you explore the clouds above. But these clouds can hold a mysterious side, with the unwelcome appearance of sky pirates.  

    Anticipate both land and sky exploration during this innovative gameplay; explore ruins that are completely overrun with monsters and confront your worst fears as you uncover hidden secrets.  For help defending yourself, you can recruit friends to act as gunners to fight against the enemy. Whether these friends fight for you or are simply there for the ride, these lovable characters each have a unique story that help you to add the pieces together of this crazy puzzle.  

    Developed by the independent development team at D-Pad Studio, this interesting mix of industry specialists have meticulously designed a game that is so extraordinary you will wish you were truly living in the owl world.  

    Situated in Norway, this small team of multi-talented individuals has merged together wonderful graphics mixed with a deep and detailed storyline that will leave you entertained for hours. Fly through the blue skies that have hidden secrets that would otherwise be left completely untouched without Otus the Owlboy and his special friends.


    Owlboy Q'n'A

    Question 
    Why did development time for Owlboy last for around 10 years? 
    Answer 
    The original Owlboy game was announced back in 2007. Owlboy’s creator Simon Anderson highlighted the importance of not cutting corners when it comes to the beauty of 2D art. As well as this, level designer Adrian Bauer stated that the independent development team, DPad studio, allowed time to properly develop the game via a custom XNA engine that was not fully optimised until 2012. 

    Question 
    Are there any stand-out graphics in Owlboy? 
    Answer 
    Yes. Owlboy is renowned for its beautiful pixel art graphics. The 2D artwork and gameplay may have taken years to complete, but it has been worth the wait according to gaming fanatics and those within the industry. 

    Question  
    What is ‘pixel art’? 
    Answer 
    Pixel art is returning to our modern consoles due to both its beautiful and nostalgic elements. Pixel art is a form of digital art, where images are edited on the pixel level using limited graphics and computing resources. From the likes of Super Mario and Rogue Legacy, pixel art was used when the gaming industry was first established and is still used to this day in modern games.  
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    Pegi Rating:

    Suitable for people aged 7 and over.

    Genre

    Action/Adventure

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    SKU:

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