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Lil’ Guardsman out on Switch this month, new trailer

Posted on January 9, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop, Videos

Lil' Guardsman release date

Lil’ Guardsman just received a release date on Switch, and it’s only a couple of weeks away. The game will be hitting the eShop on January 23, 2024.

Lil’ Guardsman was first confirmed for Switch last April. It was originally planned for 2023, and while that target was missed, we’re less than a month into 2024.

Here’s an overview of the game:

You will question humans, elves, goblins, cyclopes, and other fantasy creatures using your powers of deduction to determine who to admit or deny based on how they respond to your questions and your trusty tools. Sending visitors to jail, inadvertently zapping them to smithereens, or letting them go on their merry way are all part of the job. But be careful: who you let through the castle gates will determine the kingdom’s fate.

Key Features

  • Fantasy / Comedy Narrative – See the Sprawl and its fantastical & quirky citizens through a royal wedding to one of two kingdoms vying for an alliance, and a subsequent siege by whoever you’ve angered in the process. Your decisions can determine the fate of the city and its people!
  • Interrogation Puzzles – Interrogate over 100 fully voiced characters in just the right way to earn a perfect score.
  • Tools of the Trade – Spend your hard earned gold wisely on powering up your guardsman toolkit, and strategically deploy these to admit or deny the right people or…goblins?
  • Rewind Time – Use your trusty Chronometer3000 to go back and get a higher score… but be careful not to break space and time in the process.

Hilltop co-founder and co-director Artiom Komarov said: With Lil’ Guardsman we wanted to mix the deductive puzzle-solving and branching storyline of Papers, Please with the warmth and humor of Monkey Island and Grim Fandango. We’ve been cracking each other up for two years coming up with scenarios, dialogue, visual gags, and picturing the voice cast that make up Lil’ Guardsman’s world, we’re so excited to finally share it with everyone on January 23rd!”

Today’s release date news is accompanied by a new trailer (see below) introducing players to 12-year-old substitute guardsman Lil, as she breaks down what it takes to cover for her wayward father on the job. Fans can get a glimpse at some of the colorful characters, difficult decisions, and all manner of security-related shenanigans they’ll get up to in the game.

Release Date Trailer

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