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Alwa’s Collection Bundles Acclaimed Retro Platformers Alwa’s Awakening and Alwa’s Legacy!

Karlstad, Sweden – September 14th, 2021 – Clear River Games and developer Elden Pixels have partnered together to bring the acclaimed retro metroidvania platformers Alwa’s Awakening and Alwa’s Legacy to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in the physical bundle Alwa’s Collection, that will be sold at retail later this year for $29.99 / €29.99 / £25.99. Alwa’s Collection standard edition for Nintendo Switch and PS4 will include three holographic stickers as bonus content.

A special Limited Edition with the deluxe versions of soundtracks on USB, a game scene diorama, art cards with early concept art sketches, and a keychain, delivered in a hard embossed collector’s box that will be sold exclusively through Limited Run Games for $69.99.

Additionally, Alwa’s Legacy will also be available as a standalone digital title on PS4, launching the same day as Alwa’s Collection. Find out why Nintendo Life called the Switch version “the special sort of game that only comes around once in a great while,” and awarded it a 9/10.

That’s not all! Alwa’s Awakening will also be premiering on the Nintendo Entertainment System! That’s right, Elden Pixels has partnered with Retro-Bit Publishing to make cartridge editions of the old school platformer for the hardware that inspired it in the first place. This will be an extremely limited and packed with exclusive content, so take notice, any retro game collectors!

Retro-Bit Publishing has always looked at ways to preserve a game’s history while supporting the developers. Thanks to feedback from the community, Retro-Bit Publishing created a simple and groundbreaking method to provide gamers a new option to own a game with their new Digical version of Alwa’s Awakening: The 8-Bit Edition. Digical combines aspects of both DIGItal and physiCAL releases for those interested in playing the digital copy of the game via ROM without all the bonus extras found in the physical releases, while still supporting the developers. The game ROM and exclusive digital content come packed in a Zoe themed USB® memory stick along with a display case that really stands out in any collection! Retro-Bit Publishing hopes that this concept can be embraced by the community so that more classics can be released in the future using this format.

Alwa’s Awakening is an 8-bit inspired contemporary take on the metroidvania genre. You play as Zoe, a heroine sent from another world to bring peace to the land of Alwa. Your journey will be fraught with peril, full of puzzles to solve, dungeons to explore, magical items to acquire and ancient secrets to discover. Alwa’s Awakening hearkens back to classic platformers with controls that are easy to learn, but difficult to master. Along this adventure, you will meet all manner of interesting characters, comb through dangerous dungeons, and uncover incredible secrets as you attempt to save the land from extinction.

Alwa’s Legacy is a standalone sequel that offers an expansion of its predecessor’s classic gameplay. Varnished with 16-bit inspired visuals, Alwa’s Legacy mixes classical pixel art aesthetics with new visual flourishes such as a realistic lighting system. It also adds some more modern game design principles, like a new character upgrade system that allows you to craft your individual playstyle, centered on offensive, defensive and explorative skill sets. Using magical upgrades, novel pathways can be found as you explore the nonlinear interconnected world by summoning blocks to climb on, bubbles to bounce off of, and lightning bolts to attack with.

“We were so happy with how the Alwa’s games were received, so we’re very excited about letting PlayStation players check out Alwa’s Legacy,” said Mikael Forslind, Game Designer for Elden Pixels. “We couldn’t be happier that Clear River Games and Retro-Bit are bringing our titles to physical collectors too, as we feel like that’s the most fitting home for the Alwa’s series.”

The Alwa’s Collection Limited Edition will be available exclusively through Limited Run Games, while Alwa’s Awakening: The 8-Bit Edition (NES and Digical) will be available at various e-commerce platforms throughout the NA and EU including Limited Run Games. These titles are a limited edition, available only during the pre-order window from 9/14 – 10/17.

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Alwa’s Awakening – Switch Game Footage!

Alwa’s Awakening to Happen Sept 27th on Nintendo Switch!

Alwa’s Awakening is finally making its way to Nintendo Switch! Releasing on September 27 with a price of $9.99 / €9,99.

The first ever console release is the most polished version yet and besides making sure it runs beautifully in 60 fps we also added HD Rumble that’ll make the game even more enjoyable. Alwa’s Awakening has been a fan-favourite ever since it launched on Steam and now Elden Pixels is ready to get the game into a new whole community of players – the Nintendo fans.

In Alwa’s Awakening, use your magic staff and progress through a large interconnected world where you’ll solve puzzles, fight enemies and defeat bosses in order to help free the land of Alwa. Explore and uncover the secrets by using your platforming skills in this challenging and charming 8-bit adventure game.

  • A challenging adventure platform game

  • Use the magic staff to solve puzzles and defeat enemies

  • Find and unlock upgrades to your items and abilities

  • Explore a large interconnected world

  • Listen to a catchy 8-bit soundtrack with over 25 original tracks

  • All-new Assist Mode – Turn on/off item locations on map and enable instant respawn

When we first started development of Alwa’s Awakening we always had the Nintendo audience in mind so it feels amazing to finally get it out on a console where it really belongs.

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Elden Pixels working to have Alwa’s Awakening happen this summer on Nintendo Switch!

The very well received 8-bit adventure game Alwa’s Awakening is landing on Switch this summer. After making a splash on PC it’s finally making its’ first ever console debut. It’ll run deliciously in 60 fps and will include HD Rumble and an all-new optional Assist Mode, which enables you to play the game in any way you want.

Alwa’s Awakening is a game that tries to stay as close as possible to the authentic 8-bit look with sweet pixel art, a soundtrack filled with catchy chiptunes and so much charm it’ll bring you right back to the NES era. With easy to understand controls the game is easy to learn but tough to master, just like how games were in the old days!

  • A new challenging NES-inspired adventure game

  • Use the magic staff to solve puzzles and defeat enemies

  • Find and unlock upgrades to your items and abilities

  • Explore a large interconnected map in true ‘Metroidvania’ style

  • Listen to a completely new 8-bit soundtrack with over 25 new original tracks

  • Optional Assist Mode – Quick respawn and option to turn on/off item locations

From indie company Elden Pixels, which consists of former Image & Form and Zoink Games employees comes a game that’s very true to the feel, look and design of actual NES games. With inspirations that range from old classics like Battle of Olympus to newer games like Trine 2, Alwa’s Awakening is bound to make an impact when it launches this summer.

“Ever since the Switch console was first announced people have been asking us for a port and now we’re finally able to say – Yes, Alwa’s Awakening is coming to Switch!” says lead designer Mikael Forslind. He continues, “When we made Alwa’s Awakening we stayed true to the old NES limitations as much as we could. So much that we actually released the soundtrack on an actual cartridge.”

Alwa’s Awakening will launch on Nintendo Switch this summer with a price of $9.99 / €9,99 or the equivalent.

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Game Designer Mikael Forslind discusses the concept behind Alwa’s Awakening!

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