Yesterday, publisher E-Home Entertainment and developer Spotlightor Interactive announced that their puzzle platformer, Candleman, is set to launch on February 1, 2017, exclusively on Xbox One, at the price point of $14.99 USD. Previously, the game released exclusively in China.
Never heard of Candleman? No problelm — here’s a brief elevator pitch:
Players embark on each in-game level with a full-size Candleman equipped with the ability to produce 10 full seconds of candlelight. Beware the darkness and those dangers that inhabit it, but know that each use of candlelight results in melted candlewax, generating a lighter and more maneuverable Candleman. Take care to safeguard your remaining candlelight; should you use your 10 seconds entirely, you’ll surely perish in the darkness.
E-Home Entertainment’s Marketing Director, ManQiao Wang accompanied the announcement with the following statement:
“Candleman represents a concept that anyone can understand – seeking light in darkness – and creates an intriguing platformer around that core idea. The simplicity of the game combined with the intrigue of Candleman’s story and the worlds he must travel through are what distinguish the experience. Working with Microsoft and Spotlightor to bring Candleman to the world is an incredibly rewarding project for our team.”
Below, you can watch the game’s latest trailer: