A new, highly-stylized platforming adventure will soon be zooming onto Nintendo Switch next month!
Developer Lateralis has revealed DOGWORLD, a side-scrolling metroidvania that will be hitting the Switch eShop later in 2021. The game sees players in the shoes of a human who resurfaces on Planet Earth after years of humanity living underground in seclusion – only to find that dogs now rule the surface world!
Check out the official trailer below:
02 FEB 2021 – Nathan Haddock, the sole developer behind indie studio Lateralis, is delighted to share new details about the pooch-powered platformer Dogworld for PC and Nintendo Switch, including a release date for the PC version of the game.
Launching on 18th March on PC via Steam, Dogworld is a side-scrolling metroidvania set on planet Earth following a cataclysmic event where humans have been sent to live below-ground in pods for their safety.
Dogworld places players into the shoes of a survivor, who has awoken to find that a freak accident has sent their pod to the surface of the Earth, and that the planet is now virile, inhabitable and… populated entirely by dogs?
In Dogworld, players will uncover a vast conspiracy and take up arms in order to save the remainder of humanity from the clutches of a rogue AI named Daddy. They’ll shoot, jump, and slide through the mysterious, dog-filled world, acquire and upgrade new weapons, collect secrets, meet bizarre characters, and explore the ruins of a destroyed world.
Featuring intense bouts of run-and-gun platforming punctuated by unique and challenging boss battles, Dogworld promises a challenge whose bark is just as strong as its bite.
Nathan Haddock, Lateralis developer said “I’ve been working on Dogworld for 2 years, and I’m extremely proud of what the game has become. It’s a personal love letter to other indie and retro titles like Cave Story, Mega Man, and Metroid”
Dogworld will be let off the leash when it launches on Steam on 18th March priced $15, and later this year on Nintendo Switch, with details to follow.
Players can wishlist the game on Steam right now, to be notified when the game is available.