Aloft Studio has announced that their Super Nintendo inspired indie, Hazelnut Bastille, will release on Nintendo Switch in addition to PC, Mac, and Linux.
The developer has provided a description of their upcoming game:
“Hazelnut Bastille is a topdown adventure game with metroidvania elements which seeks to continue the great lineage of superior design from the mid 90’s- the moment in time when mainstream 2D titles reached arguably their greatest level of refinement, in titles such as Super Metroid and Link to the Past. We seek to emulate this period in most ways, from graphic presentation, to audio production, to general level design philosophy.
Hazelnut Bastille tells the story of a young woman who travels to a foreign shore on the outskirts of her world, in order to seek out the promised gifts of mythological ancients, in hopes of retrieving something which was lost to her. On the way, her story becomes irrevocably intertwined with the lives of those living in this far off land.”
Additionally, Aloft Studio has announced that Secret of Mana composer, Hiroki Kikuta, will compose music for the game.
Hazelnut Bastille is planned for a mid-2019 release. The game will release for PC, Mac, Linux, and on Nintendo Switch. Access to a constantly updated demo of the game is also available through subscribing to the newsletter .