The New-York-based (USA) indie games publisher and game developer Top Hat Studios in-partnership with the Ecuador-based indie games developer Round 2 Games, today announced with great delight and thrill that their Latin-American folk tales and myths-inspired 2.5D action-platformer “Guardian of Lore” is now available for the Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo Eshop for $13.99/13.99 EUR/12.59 GBP.
Heavily inspired by native Latin-American folk tales and myths, more specifically cultures like the Incas and Aztecs, in Guardian of Lore you play as prince Sayri, Guardian of a Mystical Library where the lost knowledge of conquered civilizations is guarded. Guardian of Lore will also come to PS4/PS5 on December 13th.
You are the descendant of a powerful yet cruel king who conquered the land and condemned their original cultures to oblivion. But after being anointed the new Guardian of the Library where that lost knowledge is kept, now it is time for you to amend your ancestors’ mistakes and protect the ancient tales from the wicked magic that threatens to erase them forever. How much of each story will you be able to save and preserve for future generations?
Guardian of Lore is a 2.5D action-platformer with RPG elements in which you will take on the role of prince Sayri, the new guardian of a mystical library that treasures ancient folktales from lost Latin-American civilizations. With the power of the Amulet of Yebichai, Sayri will bring the world of each book to life in order to save the legends from the corruption that is trying to destroy them from within.
Live each of these exceptional myths, meet unforgettable characters, and fight to keep the knowledge and lore alive! Developed by Round 2 Games, an indie studio based in Quito, Ecuador, the game was first released on Steam on May 18th 2021, and comes now to consoles thanks to indie publisher Top Hat Studios.
Live an epic adventure-platformer with a classic style! Jump, run, fight, and make your way through the magnificently crafted world of each folktale you enter. A callback to platformer classics with a twist that brings new life to the genre.
Discover ancient cultures and exotic mythologies with a Latin-American flavor through the art, characters and immersive narrative of the game.
Become a bookworm battlemage! Make the most out of Sayri’s unique spell casting and combat systems, and customize them to your liking to complete each chapter.
Collect knowledge hidden inside the levels to unlock more powerful abilities for Sayri.
Defeat evil mythical creatures lurking within each tale, and reveal the secrets to advance in the story.
Replay each chapter and find out how the amount of tale details you recover lead to different endings and have an impact in the playthrough.
ABOUT ROUND 2 GAMES
Round 2 Games is a team of multi-skilled indie game developers based in Quito, Ecuador. The studio was founded in 2017 with one objective in mind: to bring Latin-American mythology to the world while providing game experiences that everyone will remember and enjoy. True to their word, they have gathered several of these ancient folktales and brought them to life in their first title together: Guardian of Lore.
ABOUT TOP HAT STUDIOS
Top Hat Studios is a niche New York-based boutique publisher whose titles range from the colorful and quirky, action-packed and neon-drenched, to the outright bizarre, and soothing simulators.
Top Hat Studios are the video game industry’s leading Kickstarter success consultants, having designed and supported campaigns for successes such as Ova Magica, Steamdolls: Order of Chaos, and Cloudscape.
Having started as a genuine grassroots indie company with no external investment, Top Hat Studios now provides a holistic suite of publishing, business development, and porting expertise to indie developers and solo devs.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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