Metroidvania Inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, ‘Ebenezer and The Invisible World’ Announces November 2023 Release

Play on Worlds has announced that the Orbit Studio-developed metroidvania inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer and The Invisible World, will launch for PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S on November 3, 2023.

Players will witness the story of Ebenezer Scrooge following his encounters with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He now acts as a beacon of hope for those lost in Victorian London by guiding souls to peace.

However, the corruption bolstered by the wealthy industrialist Caspar Malthus, causing the working class to suffer, makes Ebenezer traverse a dangerous realm for the sake of those in need of salvation.

The gameplay will have players battle the Unrepentant Ghosts by summoning their own ghosts with distinct abilities, such as buffs, movement skills, and attacks. Builds are highly customizable with weapons like swords and axes, alongside heirlooms “including Hannibal’s Satchel, Maria’s Charm and Sibyl’s Crystal Sphere.” Other gameplay features comprise item crafting and sidequests full of NPCs with their own histories who may aid you if you help them.

Some locations players can anticipate are the London Observatory, the underground Necropolis, and the Old Bedlam Hospital; all full of rare materials to gather, bosses to defeat, and puzzles to solve. Further, the metroidvania map boasts “hand-drawn art with frame-by-frame coloring and animations, set to a dramatic soundtrack of reimagined Holiday favorites.”

Carlos Martin, Founder of Play on Worlds., said the following regarding this announcement:

“It’s been a long road to releasing Ebenezer and the Invisible World and we’re so happy to finally share the release date with fans. We’re looking forward to ringing in the holiday season with our take on the beloved tale, and can’t wait to see what players think of the new features and gameplay on display at PAX West.”

You can view the release date announcement trailer for Ebenezer and The Invisible World below:

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