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Alwa's Legacy is coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 29th

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When Elden Pixels first launched Alwa's Awakening back in February 2017, I decided to check it out as I'm a sucker for retro-inspired games, especially Metroidvania-style games. Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the game, so when another game in the series was announced on Kickstarter I backed it pretty quickly. While I backed Alwa's Legacy on PC, it's nice to see the game come to the Nintendo Switch next week on September 29th. As the game has been getting a lot of praise on Steam, Elden Pixels will be incorporating all of the latest updates and features when bringing it over to the Switch. Alwa's Legacy is technically not a sequel to Alwa's Awakening, though it is set in the same universe and features the same protagonist.

Alwa's Legacy will be available on September 29th for $17.99 on the Nintendo Switch, the same price as the Steam version. If you wish to check out the first game in the series, Alwa's Awakening can be purchased on Steam for $9.99.

Alwa’s Legacy makes the (Nintendo) 
Switch on September 29th

Play this delightfully modern take on a classic genre anytime, anywhere as it comes to its natural home

Gothenburg, Sweden - September 18th, 2020 - Indie developer Elden Pixels has just announced via the Nintendo Life Showcase that Alwa’s Legacy, the successor to the critically acclaimed 8-bit inspired platformer Alwa's Awakening, is launching on Nintendo Switch for £13.99 / $17.99 / €14.99. Alwa’s Legacy released on Steam in June garnering high praise from players, now Elden Pixels is bringing the game to Nintendo players, incorporating all the latest updates and features the game has had since its original release on PC.

Alwa’s Legacy is a huge step up for us in every department. We’ve already had some glowing praise from the Steam community and we’ve made sure that when the game is released on Nintendo Switch, it’ll deliver the best version it can be on that platform,” said Mikael Forslind, Game Designer for Elden Pixels. “Nintendo has been such a massive inspiration for us and Alwa’s Legacy is in many ways a love letter to some of the amazing memories we’ve had growing up with their games. At the same time, we put every effort into creating a modern experience, so we feel we’ve ended up with a product that has its own voice. We think and hope Nintendo Switch fans are going to love Alwa’s Legacy and we can’t wait for them to experience it later this month.”


After saving the land of Alwa following the events of the first game, Zoe is about to embark on her quest home. However, upon waking up she finds herself at the beginning of her adventure with the world feeling disparate yet familiar. In order to return home, she will need to help the inhabitants of this mysterious land and save it yet again from the mysterious curse it appears to be under. 

Using Zoe’s magic staff, players must negotiate the land of Alwa to solve perilous puzzles and fend off monsters. New items and a character upgrade system allows you to craft your individual playstyle, centred on an offensive, defensive or explorative skillset. Using magical upgrades, novel pathways can be found as you explore the nonlinear interconnected world by summoning blocks to climb on, bubbles to bounce off of, and lightning bolts to attack with. Quick reflexes are needed to traverse challenging rooms while avoiding booby traps and pitfalls. Along this adventure, you will meet all manner of interesting characters, comb through dangerous dungeons, and uncover incredible secrets as you attempt to save the land from extinction.

Alwa’s Legacy honours the past with it’s thoroughly contemporary take on the metroidvania genre - full of puzzles to solve, dungeons to explore, magical items to acquire and ancient secrets to discover. Varnished with it’s 16-bit inspired visuals, mixing classical pixel art aesthetics with new visual flourishes such as a realistic lighting system and modern game design principles, Alwa’s Legacy offers a timeless play experience.

This is Elden Pixels’ second game after their homage to classic 8-bit platforming adventures, Alwa’s Awakening, which received rave reviews from the likes of Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Nintendo World Report, and Nintendo Enthusiast. Fans were so enthused by it that Alwa’s Legacy was funded on Kickstarter with 924 backers offering SEK 250,000 to see its production come to fruition. Though set in the same world with the same protagonist, Alwa’s Legacy is not a direct sequel to Alwa’s Awakening, but rather a standalone experience which can be enjoyed separately.
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About Elden Pixels
Elden Pixels was founded in 2016 when a group of friends got together and started making the game Alwa’s Awakening. What started just like a small side project eventually turned into a real studio when the game became successful. Now the goal is to create fun, creative and cool games with a focus on gameplay.