‘Hand-drawn animation ratoidvania’ Curse of the Sea Rats announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC

Due out in 2021.

Curse of the Sea Rats

Developer Petoons Studio has announced Curse of the Sea Rats, a “hand-drawn animation ratoidvania” coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in 2021. It will be presented for the first time at Gamescom 2019, which runs from August 20 to 24 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.

Here is an overview of the game, via Petoons Studio:

About

Curse of the Sea Rats is an exploration-focused, side-scroller role playing game leading a group of heroes who are transformed into rats by a pirate witch. Help them rescue the Admiral’s son and break the magic spell!

Curse of the Sea Rats is part of a transmedia project including an animated series, comic books, and toys,” said Petoons Studio CEO Sergio Garcia. “The game will become the first metroidvania starring rats.”

Curse of the Sea Rats will feature four playable characters, and single and local multiplayer modes in which you will have to investigate 11 different scenarios in the coast of Ireland in 1777.

Curse of the Sea Rats is planned to be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam in 2021.

Key Features

  • Packing all of the best features you’ve come to know from the Metroidvania genre into a single game starring rats!
  • Investigate 11 different scenarios in a non-linear quest set in the coast of Ireland in 1777.
  • Four playable characters, local multiplayer mode, jam packed with weapons and special abilities to upgrade.
  • Beautiful hand-drawn animation with 2.5D graphics: 2D models crafted on a 3D game environment.
  • Story cut-scenes and NPC interactions fully voice acted by a professional cast.
  • Rich twisting plot set in a breathtaking lush-color fantasy style.
  • Suitable for every audience: from the casual to the hardcore gamer.
  • Try completing 100% of the quest or speedrun to the end of the game.
  • New downloadable content and free updates planned to engage our fans.

Watch the pre-alpha announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

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