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Heart Forth Alicia

Heart Forth, Alicia is a game that we first posted about way back in 2014. The project was a Kickstarter success story and was originally planned for Wii U. Unsurprisingly, the Metroidvania RPG is no longer coming to that console, but is now confirmed for Switch.

Those who pledged for a Wii U key will now automatically receive a Switch key in its place. As for those who pledged for $5 console key add-ons, they “can still change their console preference through their their Backer’s Club profile page.”

It’s been a long road for Heart Forth, Alicia. Originally funded on Kickstarter in April 2014, development still continues today.

The team has plenty of months remaining before work on Heart Forth, Alicia wraps up. Despite that, the Wii U version hasn’t been cancelled. A Switch version also appears to be under consideration based on the game’s latest Kickstarter update.

The update states:

“The game now runs at a 16:9 aspect ratio instead of 15:9. When we went widescreen, we initially chose 15:9 to accommodate the 3DS’ resolution, but seeing that we didn’t reach the stretch goal and that the Nintendo Switch is coming out next month, we feel more inclined to set our sights on the Switch for an eventual port. The Wii U port is coming out as promised, so no changes there.”


A new Heart Forth, Alicia video went live on Thursday that shows off the latest alpha gameplay. Below you can see what combat and exploration looks like in the game.

The developer of Heart Forth, Alicia has also said that the project remains on track for Wii U. We’ll be getting it next year at some point.

The Kickstarter for Heart Forth, Alicia now includes stretch goals for potential Wii U and 3DS versions. We’ll see the game on Nintendo’s home console if funds hit $200,000, and if donations reach $245,000, it’ll be on Nintendo’s handheld as well. Both versions are realistic possibilities, as the Kickstarter has already reached $164,000 in donations with about two weeks remaining.

Check out the Kickstarter page for Heart Forth, Alicia here. It’s a pretty neat-looking ’90s-inspired Metroidvania RPG.

Thanks to Spookoyo for the tip.


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