Who doesn’t love a good Metroidvania?
Mable and the Wood is one such title that I previewed last summer. Made primarily by just one man, Andrew Stewart, it’s an adventure game that puts you in the shoes of the titular Mable. But unlike most typical Metroidvanias, Mable and the Wood isn’t all about killing foes. Sure, you can if you want – but you don’t have to.
With shapeshifting abilities and a range of skills at your disposal, the game tasks you with tackling obstacles in unusual and clever ways. Your sword is too big to lift by yourself, for example. But transforming into a winged fairy allows you to send it soaring through the air, slashing through foes.
When I last spoke to Stewart about Mable and the Wood‘s release, he was working on it by himself and could only confirm a Steam release “at some point”. Now, his development label Triplevision Games has teamed up with publisher Graffiti Games, and Mable and Wood will be releasing this summer on PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
There’s a brand new trailer to watch, too:
If you’re a fan of Metroidvania-style gameplay but like games with an unusual slant, then make sure Mable and the Wood is on your radar. There’s no set release date just yet other tham “this summer”, but I’ll be keeping and close eye on further news and we’ll update when we can.
For more information about Mable and the Wood, read our preview here.