OneManOnMars Arts & Games announced that the side-scrolling co-op adventure game, Leif’s Adventure: Netherworld Hero, is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch. The game sees players in the role of Leif, a young boy who ends up journeying into the netherworld and befriends a spectral sprite along the way.
According to Handheld Players, Leif and his buddy must journey out of the netherworld and make their way back up to the land of the living. This is no easy task, however, as there are monsters, perilous obstacles, and even dragons that will stand in their way.
Players will be able to take control of Leif and his spirit sprite via single-player mode or two players can venture together as one person controls Leif and the other controls the sprite. The asymmetric co-op is very similar to playing as Mario and Cappy in Super Mario Odyssey. You can see how the game plays out with the debut trailer below.
Gameplay wise it’s a lot like Hollow Knight or Salt & Sanctuary. The Flash-style animations look a bit dated and stilted, but the traversal and platforming looks intuitive enough.
Players will journey across snow-capped mountains, forest thickets, and even rocky valleys, battling giant goblins, vicious wolves, and even seemingly indomitable dragons.
There will be a total of six different worlds to travel across, multiple enemies to battle and a variety of puzzles to solve. The game will also make use of the Nintendo Switch’s HD rumble feature.
As more and more games begin to make their way onto the Nintendo Switch I do have to wonder how well smaller titles like Leif’s Adventure: Netherworld Hero will be able to stand out?
Even still, the title is a ways off from release so you can take time to learn more about it or keep track of development by visiting the official website.