Owlboy has already released to high praise on PC, but now it’s soaring onto the Xbox One with its heartfelt story about an underdog owl.

Developed by D-Pad Studio, the intriguing indie platforming adventure of Owlboy brings a vibrant pixel art style full of detail. It follows the story of a misfit owl named Otus who’s struggling to cope with the owl way of life. After Otus’ lovely homeland is invaded by a horde of mean sky pirates, he embarks on a fascinating journey which takes him through seemingly endless skies and the monster infested ruins. To reach safety and survive all foes, he must recruit friends to utilise their special skills – you can switch between them at any time. Expect to face epic boss battles and to explore huge dungeons along the way.

Those looking to swoop down and grab Owlboy on Xbox One need to fly over to the Microsoft Store, where it’s priced at £19.99. Should you be quick off the mark then you’ll find a little launch discount brings that down to £15.99. It’s won awards so is probably worth a look, but if you’re unsure about making a purchase, then hang fire for our review and have a read of that first.

Game Description:

Owlboy is a story-driven platform adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds! Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies, in one of the most detailed adventures of this era. Being a mute, Otus struggles living up to the expectations of owl-hood. Things spiral from bad to worse with the sudden appearance of sky pirates. What follows is a journey through monster infested ruins, with unexpected encounters, well kept secrets, and burdens no one should have to bear. + A love letter to pixel art for a new audience, Owlboy is a story-driven action adventure, with a unique mix of flight and platforming. + Carry anything. Recruit Otus’s friends as gunners to fight for you, each with unique abilities and stories. + Large dungeons with big and challenging boss battles. + An adventure 10 years in the making.

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