DigitalSmash announced recently that they are working alongside Hiker Games to bring us Toy Odyssey: The Lost and the Found, coming to Xbox One and Steam on September 21, with a PlayStation 4 release happening later on.
The game is side-scrolling platformer that follows Brand, an action figure that is out to help his fellow toys and owner against an evil army of toy. The game has a very Super Metroid-esque feel, while boasting a difficulty likened to that of Dark Souls. There is over 30,000 lines of full vocalized dialog in the game, while all maps are randomly generated, meaning no two playthroughs will be the same. There are more than 300 enemies, as well as 7 bosses. Your weaponry consists of household items that you can craft even further. There is also a “base defense” mechanic in the game, meaning that areas will have to be fortified, to keep the bedroom safe from enemies. You will need to find certain materials to build up a nice defense that can withstand against the enemy. Here are the main key features of the game:
- Unlimited replayability with procedural level generation
- Metroidvania style puzzles and missions
- Hard-as-nails gameplay as a dedication to the difficulty of classic games
- Beautifully detailed art, reminiscent of classic 8-bit and 16-bit platformers
- Over 30,000 lines of (skippable) dialog for those that want a good story
- Hundreds of weapon and item upgrades with a detailed crafting system
- More than 300 types of enemies, as well as seven terrifying bosses, all on the path to stop you
- Base Defense gameplay mechanics: Protect the bedroom at all costs!
David Klein, DigitalSmash’s President said of the game:
“We’re thrilled to be publishing Toy Odyssey on console. As soon as we saw the style and quality, we knew this was a terrific indie title that needed to be exposed to a wider audience here in the West, to take the game more globally. Toy Odyssey takes some of the most recognizable elements (i.e. platforming, RPG mechanics, procedural-generation) from games many of us played in our youth, and brings along the difficulty that many modern games just don’t give anymore. No hand holding. This game is a beautifully crafted example of indie talent paying homage to games of yesteryear.”
This game looks to touch base with retro and classic gamers as well as today’s gamers. You can expect a review from yours truly coming very soon! In the meantime, check out the official trailer for Toy Odyssey: The Lost and the Found!