Sheepo to launch next month in Japan; Japanese trailer and screenshots

Rainy Frog have announced that they will release Sheepo (the pacifist Metroidvania developed by Kyle Thompson) in Japan sometime in November. It will cost 1 200 Yen. In Europe and North America, the game will launch next week, on October 20th. It’s now available for digital pre-purchase for 10.99€ / £8.99 / $10.99.

Here’s a two trailers (English and Japanese), along with some details, the list of key features, and some screenshots:

Explore an uncharted planet full of incredible creatures to complete your intergalactic species database. Welcome to the intergalactic species database – today’s your first day at the job, and we’ve got an assignment for you: to visit an uncharted planet and save all its living creatures from extinction!

Sheepo is a quirky metroidvania platformer with a unique twist: its gameplay doesn’t contain standard combat. You play as Sheepo, a shape-shifting sheep-alien zoologist who is tasked with exploring the uncharted planet Cebron and collecting samples of its living species, so as to save them from extinction with the upcoming death of their planet’s star. To capture a creature Sheepo must find their unhatched egg, which happens to be guarded by that species’ queen…

With each egg that you collect, you’ll gain the ability to transform into that creature on contact, which in turn will help you explore deeper reaches of the planet – digging, flying and teleporting across an interconnected series of levels, filled with lush landscapes, hidden shrines and old ruins, and strange inhabitants with their own stories to tell. Will you manage to save the creatures and inhabitants of Cebron before its star destroys the planet?

Sounds like an awful lot on your plate for your first day on the job. The good news is that a Cebronian day lasts 8,000 Earth days! The bad news is that you get paid by the Cebron day.

  • Pacifist Metroidvania platformer: in a charming unique twist to the genre Sheepo contains no combat as such – you’re capturing these creatures to conserve them!
  • Tight platforming with silk-smooth controls. Play as both Sheepo, and the variety of creatures you come in contact with. Gameplay remains fresh as you consistently learn the moves of each creature!
  • Traverse a sprawling landscape with tons of hidden rooms and characters. Explore old mines, an abandoned mall, lush forests, the dingy sewer system, and much more.
  • 75+ hidden feathers to collect (the planet’s currency), which can be spent at the last remaining shop in DeadMall.
  • Non-linear gameplay. As you explore, discover eggs, and gain more transformations. Sheepo’s world quickly opens up to allow you to make your own route -Meet the locals and discover what’s happening to planet Cebron.
  • Heartwarming, cute aesthetics, along with a whimsical soundtrack to accompany you in your adventures.
  • Cross-buy at no extra cost on PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/Series X 
  • Available in English, German, French, traditional Chinese, and Japanese

Sheepo (Switch – eShop) comes out on October 20th in Europe and North America. No release date for Japan yet, but the game is slated for a November release in that region.

Source: Gamer / Top Hat Studios PR



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