16-bit platformer Tiny Thor announced for Switch
Posted on February 6, 2023 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop
A new 16-bit platformer is bound for Switch, with publisher Gameforge (via its IndieForge label) and developer Asylum Square having announced Tiny Thor for the console. A release is planned for Q2 2023.
Henk Nieborg, who was involved with Spyro: A Hero’s Tail, Contra 4, and Shantae is working on the game. Chris Hülsbeck is on board for the soundtrack following previous hits like Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and Turrican.
Below is an official overview for Tiny Thor:
Tiny Thor is a platformer with a 16-bit aesthetic and fresh gameplay. Central to the game design and in the grip of the protagonist is Mjölnir, the legendary hammer. It can be freely aimed and bounces off of surfaces and enemies, enabling all kinds of trick shots.
The game has been carefully designed around this premise: Hit enemies in their weak spots, trigger that switch behind the corner or jam it between a wall and the boss for consecutive hits, while you dodge its attacks.
The combat takes turns with platforming, sometimes tight and precise, sometimes loose and flowing, and is regularly escalated into exhilarating boss battles, which will test your mettle.
Some light physics puzzles which utilize the unique mechanics of our second, bouncy protagonist round off the experience.
All of this happens within a meticulously crafted and beautifully rendered world that holds many surprises, secrets and wonders waiting for you.
- 16-Bit pixel art by the legendary Henk Nieborg
- Pumpin’ soundtrack by the equally legendary Chris Hülsbeck
- Master the ricocheting hammer throws to overwhelm enemies
- Learn awesome special capabilities and weapon upgrades
- Explore over 30 handcrafted levels across three distinct worlds
- Challenging boss fights, each with unique mechanics
- Pick your brain to solve environmental puzzles
- Discover lots of secrets and collect the hidden gems to unlock challenge levels
- A small story about a boy taking responsibility
“We are thrilled to be a part of Gameforge’s IndieForge initiative, as there are so many smaller dev studios that want to share their games with the world and sometimes struggle with publishing,” said Asylum Square founder Jochen Heizmann of today’s news. “Partnering with one of the industry’s western leaders helps us ensure that more players will be able to know about this awesome indie game our team of six has been working on professionally for four years.”
A trailer for Tiny Thor is attached below.