505 Games has announced that indie title Horace is making its way to Nintendo Switch this October. Horace is a pixel platform adventure created by two industry veterans, Paul Helman and Sean Scaplehorn, who set out to create a unique blend of storytelling and platforming. It arrives Oct. 21 on Switch, and eShop preorders net players a 10% discount. The game previously released last year for PC.
Horace sounds like a throwback when it comes to style and structure, with some modern additions. There are Metroidvania-inspired unlocks and abilities here, along with difficult boss battles. The art style is an obvious nod to games of the 8- and 16-bit eras too, evoking some nostalgia.
Story-wise, the game attempts to be a little more contemporary. The 15-hour adventure aims to trigger genuine emotion, with the developer opting for “bold storytelling” choices. It’s littered with pop culture references too, so Horace sounds like a bit more than your average throwback platformer.
The Switch announcement trailer does little to show the game off, so we took a look at the accolades trailer. There are some high-profile endorsements in here, and an in-game character reacts to how fondly players remember him. All in all, it looks like a good addition to the Nintendo Switch library.
Have you played Horace before on PC, or are you excited to give it a go on Switch come Oct. 21?