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AM2R Developers Reunite For Okami-Inspired Metroidvania ‘Bo: Path Of The Teal Lotus’

Image: Christopher Stair, Trevor Youngquist

Following the hugely successful Kickstarter campaign in February of this year, Chris Stair and Trevor Youngquist’s next great Metroidvania Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus has won some notable names in the Metroid fan community.

Team members behind Another Metroid 2 Remake (AM2R) participated in this search action game inspired by Japanese folklore. The developers say they took the leaves from the Hollow Knight and Okami books.

Stair and Youngquist originally worked on the project alone, but with the addition of three reputable names who know one or two about the Metroidvania genre — Milton Guasti (DoctorM64, AM2R Director, Ori and The Will of the Will Level Designer) Wisps), Esteban Criado (DruidVorse, AM2R Lead Play Tester and Metroidvania Speed ​​Runner), Robert Maloney (Sephazon, AM2R Producer, Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions Associate). These three will serve as Associate Designers, QA Leads, Production and Publishing Leads for Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus, and as a team to bring to this beautiful looking project.

Create captivating levels, characters and environments with lovely hand-painted aesthetics. Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus follows Bo, a heavenly flower who must overcome obstacles and fight dangerous enemies after revealing the secrets behind the rise of a powerful general. Bo will use his staff to fly around these Japanese watercolor worlds, and you will be treated for eye candy and Japanese folklore shipping.

The details of the game from the Steam page are as follows.

-Familiar 2D side-scrolling action platformer. It blends classic hand-drawn animations and landscapes with a new atmosphere of bells and whistles for a surprisingly novel yet cozy experience.

-Tight platform control. Bō will find it great to control and players will find great agencies as they enter the flow state of navigating challenging platform challenges.

-Explore the mysterious world! The world of Bo is open and interconnected. Explore everything from haunted baths to thriving Japanese-style metropolises. Go back to the area you thought you were completely exploring and find new ways and ways to unleash your surprises.

-Unlock powerful new abilities! Let’s brew and drink arcane tea and unleash the ability of Bo’s transforming staff. Includes mochi mallet, blossom dash and grappling gun.

-Daruma power up! Collect Daruma dolls along the way, adjust their abilities, and give them their strengths (or weaknesses) in their own way. All Daruma dolls start with one eye in. You can upgrade to a second Daruma that enhances the benefits of the original Daruma. These adorable Daruma dolls will be with you throughout your journey.

-A large cast of strange and adorable youkai (Japanese folklore monsters) and original characters based on Japanese cultural archetypes. All of these characters and enemies come alive with traditional hand-painted 2D frame-by-frame animations. Help them with their side quests, stop by for a chat or a cup of tea.

-Epic Boss Battle! During your journey, you will encounter many giant monsters from Japanese folklore. Use the knowledge and skills you have acquired to defeat them and further your quest.

-Beautiful hand-painted immersive area and traditional Japanese-style trimmed landscape.

-Absolutely gorgeous original sheet music by Moises Carmago, a beautiful fusion of traditional Japanese instruments and modern orchestral music.

The Switch has a dozen Metroidvania, but with Bo’s beautiful visuals and the pedigree behind it, it’s very exciting to see what this looks like.

Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus will be coming to Switch sometime next year, and we’ll definitely pay attention to this. Check out last year’s teaser trailer below and share your thoughts on the game with us in the comments!





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