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Curse of the Sea Rats: over 1 hour of footage (4 player co-op)

Curse of the Sea Rats is a “Ratoidvania” developed by Petoons Studio (with PQube on publishing duties), and it’s releasing next month… next week, in fact! For those who really can’t wait until April 6th for the official release, PQube have shared a long video with over 1 hour of footage. This video showcases co-op, with 4 players making their way through Eriu’s forest and taking on a boss.

Here’s the video:

For those interested in the game, it’s now available for digital pre-order in Europe and North America with a 10% off discount (17.99€ / £15.29 / $17.99 instead of 19.99€ / £16.99 / $19.99, which will be the regular price from launch day).

And here’s some details and screenshots for the game (Nintendo Switch version!):

An epic, hand animated, Metroidvania adventure with swashbuckling pirate rats!

Curse of the Sea Rats is a ‘ratoidvania’ platform adventure with lovingly crafted, hand-drawn animations. Embark on the epic journey of four prisoners of the British empire, transformed into rats by the notorious pirate witch, Flora Burn. To regain their human bodies, they will have to fight dangerous bosses, uncover the secrets of the vast Irish coast, and ultimately capture the witch who cursed them.

Lavish Art & Animation
Hand-drawn animation inspired by classic cartoons, combines seamlessly with detailed 3D environments to create a stunning 2.5D platforming experience.

Freedom & Exploration
Explore the 18th Century Irish Coast and a navigate a vast non-linear map comprised of more than 300 rooms and passageways.

4 Playable Characters
Discover 4 playable characters, each bringing a unique playstyle to help overcome both enemies and the environment! Play alone or with up to 3 friends in local co-op.

Enhance & Upgrade
Improve your character’s unique abilities as your adventure progresses – unlocking new special skills, boosting your offence and defence, or learning powerful magic!

Challenging Boss Battles
Cross swords with a large cast of nefarious bosses, study their attack patterns, and experiment with different characters to emerge victorious!

A Huge Adventure
Interact with a vibrant cast of fully voiced NPCs, in a campaign with 12+ hours of content. Can you complete every quest, find all the secrets, and unlock every ending?

Curse of the Sea Rats (Switch) comes out on April 6th in Europe and North America.

Source: Nintendo (Europe / North America)


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