Also, Merge Games has revealed that the bright roguelite adventure will be getting a gorgeous, exclusive Signature Edition for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, which includes a physical version of the game. Pre-orders for the Signature Edition go live this Friday, June 28 at 7 am PT, 10 am ET, 4 pm CEST.
Snagging the Signature Edition will grant you the following goodies:
- A region free copy of Sparklite
- Signature Edition Sleeve and Box
- Original CD Soundtrack
- Nano Block Figure
- Numbered Certificate
Sparklite will have you take on the role of of the game’s heroine Ada, a plucky mechanic. Ada’s in the world of Geodia that’s tied together by Sparklite, the life force of the planet.
Unfortunately, inhabitants have been taking Sparklite all for the sake of obtaining more power — this has caused the land to become rather deadly as its been fighting back by causing a Disruption that leads to the world rearranging itself. Despite all this, Geodia’s self-titled “Baron” wants to mine the very core of Sparklite so he can build his own powerful war machines. As Ada, you’ll need to defeat Baron’s henchmen across five distinct, procedurally generated biomes, all the while working together with weird and wonderful inhabitants in order to end up putting an end to Baron before it’s too late.
Rather than using the typical sword-and-shield combo, you’ll be inventing and using gadgets to solve puzzles and defeat enemies like epic gremlin Titans. This won’t be a linear adventure in the slightest either as Sparklite will be massive — and have tons of paths to explore, items, resources, and collectibles to gather, and plenty of enemies to fight. Furthermore, action will predominately be the core of Sparklite, but there’ll also be light city-building as you’ll help inhabitants rebuild what’s known as The Refuge, and if you need a helping hand (or wrench) at any time for anything, the game will have an assistive co-op game.
Just from looking at screenshots (check them out, below), you’ll see that Sparklite sports an intricate pixel art style, and to further bring the whole retro vibe together, the game will have a Gamecube-inspired soundtrack by composer Dale North (known for Wizard of Legend).
At GDC, we had a chance to play a bit of Sparklite. Check out what we thought of it by reading through or watching our preview.
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