Today, developer Spiral House and publisher Maximum Games announced that their action adventure game, Troll and I, is set to release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 21, 2017 in North America, and on March 24th in Europe at the price point of $49.99 USD.
While developer Spiral House has been around since 1999, and worked with other developers on many games, this is the first time it has ventured off its “work for hire” path, and delved into the creation of its own IP.
Never heard of Troll and I? No problem — here’s and overview from Spiral House itself:
Step into an enchanting vision of the past in Troll and I, a story of friendship and survival against the odds. Based in post-World War II Scandinavia, Troll and I combines harsh reality with a folkloric twist. Take on the roles of Otto, a young boy, and Troll, a fierce supernatural creature with whom Otto forms a rare bond, as they struggle to survive the wilderness, their inexperience, and bloodthirsty hunters on their trail.
With a bounty on their heads and nobody but each other to rely on, these two heroes face seemingly insurmountable odds and treachery at every turn. They must work together if they’re to survive—their unlikely friendship is their only hope.
The action adventure game, according to the developer, fuses the fun of combat and exploration with the story and puzzles of adventure games, similar to series like Uncharted and Tomb Raider.
As you play as both Troll and Otto, you’ll have to solve a range of mythical puzzles and fight not only hunters who are tracking you down, but the strange and dark creatures of Scandinavian wilds.
As for Troll and Otto, both have individual personalities and skill sets. Otto is nimble and quick, while Troll’s brute strength makes him a formidable brawler. Additionally, both also (naturally) have weaknesses, and both will need to rely on the other to overcome these weaknesses. As you play, you can switch back and forth between the two as needed.
The game also boasts a skill tree system, a crafting system, and cooperative split-screen multiplayer.
Troll and I is now available for preorder for $49.99 USD. For more information about the game and how to preorder, check out the game’s official website.
Lastly, new screenshots and a new trailer were released: