Molly Medusa: Queen of Spit to turn all Switch owners to stone this April

Molly Medusa: Queen of Spit is a 3D platformer developed by Neckbolt Games (aka Niklas Hallin, who previously worked on Yono and the Celestial Elephant). Its publisher, Burning Planet (who also provide the heavy metal soundtrack), announced today that it will be released on April 20th in Europe and North America.

To celebrate the announcement, the first proper trailer for the game was shared:

In Molly Medusa: Queen of Spit, you control Moilly, a sculptor’s apprentice who was cursed and turned into a snake-haired Medusa. Unfortunately for her, she now turns every living thing into a stone statue: enemies, bosses, monsters, but also friends, allies, and even animals!

Here’s some details for the game:

We glean a galatëan dream, a sculptor’s great ambition, its stone face so unfazed, with tender tendons trapped in time, and garbled marble muscles still as stone. Stone, stone, stone! Poor Molly, all your friends are stone!

Solitude and sandy dunes – set sail, you seeker of retribution! Travel through the minotaur’s labyrinthine lair – Bull of Justice; and down the blood-red, undead pomegranate-succulence of the Underworld rivers. Through the owl-haunted halls of Minerva, and past an opulent palace of long fingers and ill-gotten gold. Up is down and down is up. Reality is far behind, on this journey of the mind. Shatter yourself and transcend!

For it is that cruel, cruel curse, that monstrous malady, which coils around your lonely soul, a malefaction of Many-faced Circe, Ulysses’ bane, that makes you a stranger, an untouchable, a queen of spit, toxic to the touch, ill-fitting and spit-dripping in profane profundity, at once s-s-s-serpentine and so sublime – that cruel, cruel curse, which the gods call: MEDUSA.

Poor Molly! A sculptor’s apprentice cursed into a snake-haired Medusa – and so, every living thing she goes near instantly turns into a stone statue. Every living thing! Enemies and friends, bosses and shopkeepers, monsters and allies, even animals and small insects, they all turn to stone.

Molly’s quest takes her through a series of mystical temples, as she struggles with loneliness and alienation. Inside these temples gravity is “local”. Molly’s “down” is calculated from the surface she’s currently standing on, which means she can easily walk up walls, or upside down in the ceiling. This allows the level design to twist in on itself, and curl into labyrinths that are physically impossible. Petrified enemies accompany gravity puzzles and non-euclidean architecture, in M. C. Escher scavenger hunts.

Molly Medusa: Queen of Spit (Switch – eShop) comes out on April 20th in Europe and North America.

Source: Burning Planet PR (17/01/2023)


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