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The Grinch: Christmas Adventures announced for Switch

Posted on September 12, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

The Grinch: Christmas Adventures

Original (6/28): Outright Games, along with developer Casual Brothers, announced The Grinch: Christmas Adventures. The title launches for Switch on October 13, 2023.

The Grinch: Christmas Adventures is the first video game released in sixteen years inspired by the classic children’s book. The side-scrolling platformer features puzzles that unlock special abilities and gadgets such as a Santa disguise for stealthy sneaking, a lasso candy cane, and a jumping jetpack.

Here’s an official overview:

Featuring colorful visuals inspired by Dr. Seuss’s original illustrations from the beloved story, players must embark on a quest as The Grinch to ruin Christmas for The Whos. Accompanied by his faithful dog Max, who will help you to complete dastardly missions to steal all the presents, players will be faced with the spirit of Christmas, from joyful singing to twinkling fairy lights, as they as they make their way across the iconic town of Who-ville

Complete puzzles to unlock special abilities and gadgets that include snowballs to freeze creatures in your way, including a Santa disguise for stealthy sneaking, a lasso candy cane, and a jumping jetpack. Speed up your devious antics by traversing parts of Who-ville on a sleigh or snowboard. As the story progresses, players will discover the spirit of Christmas and help the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes.

Fans can expect to be fully immersed with the story as The Grinch: Christmas Adventures features recognizable environments, characters, and a host of Christmas details that will delight everyone during the festive season.

Outright Games COO Stephanie Malham commented on today’s announcement, stating: “The Grinch is one of the most enduring and festive brands in entertainment with a 60+ year history. We appreciate that Dr. Seuss Enterprises understands how video games celebrate a beloved story while modernizing a classic work for new audiences. We are grateful to bring this timeless tale to families and to be trusted with creating a new video game for this generation.”

Hernán Castillo, CTO from Casual Brothers Ltd, added: “With The Grinch: Christmas Adventures we were motivated to create an accessible platformer that is fun, and can be played by fans of all ages. We’ve worked closely with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to determine how to remain faithful to the original story, and build the definitive interactive experience in game form, while also creating our own 2023 version of the Grinch, Max, and Who-ville.”

A short announcement trailer can be found below.

Announcement Teaser

Update (9/12): The first proper gameplay trailer has now been released. Check out the video below.

Gameplay Trailer

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