These past few weeks have seen quite a lot of adventure game announcements for the Nintendo Switch, and it looks like this is just the beginning. Thanks to a listing on the European Nintendo eShop, another adventure game has been “announced” for the Nintendo Switch: The Count Lucanor, by Baroque Decay Games.
Described as a mystery and horror adventure set in a fairytale world, The Count Lucanor sports a “retro, halfway-between-8-and-16-bit” artstyle, inspired by classics such as The Legend of Zelda, Yume Nikki, Silent Hill, Dark Souls, and more.
In this game, you get to join Hans in a fantasy world for a unique adventure filled with surprises and challenges, with plenty of colourful characters to meet. In this game, every single decision you make count (there’s several endings, after all), and every single clue is a piece of a puzzle (that can be solved in different ways). Your goal? Unravel the sordid secrets of the castle, but beware of the horror that always lurk beneath the surface…
Here’s what the story is all about:
Once upon a time, there was a poor boy named Hans who lived with his mother near the woods. On his birthday, the boy had no presents nor sweets. He got so upset he decided to leave home for good. Before he left, his mother gave him his grandfather’s cane, some cheese and three pieces of gold. Hans walked into the forest in search of adventure. Soon it was night and the boy was really scared, so he tried to go back. But then, a quaint kobold happened to cross his path and Hans decided to follow him to a castle. The kobold told him he would inherit great wealth if he passed a simple trial… guessing his name. Trapped in the castle, Hans will live a spooky mystery, fantasy and horror adventure to become the new Count Lucanor.
As for the main features, we have…
- Exploration: Walk the Tenebre Castle and place candles on the ground to light up your path.
- Conversation: Talk to NPCs to get important clues to uncover the hidden history of the Count Lucanor.
- Stealth: Hide under tables and behind curtains to go undetected.
- Puzzles: Use the items you found wisely in order to progress.
- Skill: Avoid traps and enemies in the castle by anticipating them.
And here’s a trailer and some screenshots:
The Count Lucanor (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date, but it’s been added to the Upcoming Games page!
Source: Nintendo eShop