Ravenlok takes you through a mystical looking glass into a bestial storybook realm
Fairytale action-adventure Ravenlok was revealed during today’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, from Echo Generation developers Cococucumber. Ravenlok is clearly channeling Alice in Wonderland a bit, and Cococucumber refers to it as a “fairytale reimagining.” It’s due out in 2023. Watch the mushroom-laden trailer below.
There’s a white rabbit, guards decked out in playing cards, and what looks like a robotic version of Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee each wielding a giant hammer. More intimidating though, what appears to be a version of the Queen of Hearts has become some kind of giant, multi-armed, snake-tongued beast whose face has split open like a Demogorgon from Stranger Things.
You play as Ravenlok. I guess she’s Goldilocks’ badass cousin? After falling through a magic mirror, Ravenlok discovers that she has been prophesied to fight the sleazy queen of caterpillars so she can save the kingdom, pack her bags, and return home. There’s a wide variety of enemies judging by the trailer, ranging from creepy bouncing jesters to giant, glowing fungal monstrosities. Ravenlok can fight them using the traditional adventurer’s sword and shield combo.
Kim Armstrong thought Cococumber’s previous game was something of a retro rehash in her Echo Generation review last year, but she also found it adorable. “There are so many tiny pixel animals: you can recruit a hip-hop raccoon and your cat’s licks heal you with the power of cat love, and they all talk,” he said. she stated. “Still, even cute animals can’t stop Echo Generation from feeling a bit of a pain.”
Ravenlok will be available on Game Pass for PC from day one, and on the Microsoft Store when it launches in 2023.
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