Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure releasing digitally for Switch in October, physically in November
Posted on September 28, 2017 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop
Merge Games and Prospect Games have nailed down a final release date for Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure. Two different dates are planned between the physical and digital version.
The initial launch for Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure is taking place on October 11. You’ll be able to pick up the digital version on the eShop on October 11 for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99. The physical version will follow on November 16.
Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure is a 3D platformer where the player is a cardboard box who must bounce and roll, through mountains and islands alike, to deliver themselves for the greater good of the Global Postal Service, or GPS. This can include racing against a clock, solving puzzles, and a lot of fun with physics, which often involves causing mayhem by knocking things over or blowing them up. The game also has a strong local multiplayer element, for full split-screen enjoyment, including a variety of different challenges.
To save themselves from bankruptcy, the GPS have somehow created living boxes that can deliver themselves to customers all over the world, to save on human staff. In Unbox, you will play as their latest creation, Newbie, and it is your job to complete the test islands, proving your worth as a sentient, self-delivering package.
Retro without the rose-tinted glasses
The game stands as a love letter to 90s platformers, whilst using power of UE4 to create the best possible challenges.
The boxes have a unique power; they can “Unbox” to jump in mid-air, each time shedding a cardboard layer and shrinking in size. No platform is out of reach!
The tale of a struggling postal service testing its sentient boxes’ delivering power, whilst also trying to defeat the devious Boss Wild and the Wild Cards, has a cute and individual cast of characters for players to meet.
The game’s retro-inspired local multiplayer means that it provides split screen enjoyment and evokes a true retro feel.
Dress to impress with a variety of boxes, hats, clothing and accessories, with anything from sunglasses to a fez hat.
Source: Merge Games / Prospect Games PR