While the digital revolution continues on regardless, there is still a place in the hearts of many for physical gaming elements – with a number of Collectible Editions holding pride of place in many homes. With Sparklite due to bring pixel perfection to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC in October 2019, it has been revealed that the game will also be getting a physical Collectible Signature Edition.
Created thanks to a combination of the publishing team at Merge Games and that of the developers of Red Blue Games, Sparklite will be getting the super exclusive Signature Edition treatment bringing a physical edition to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This means you’ll get access to a region-free copy of the game, a Signature Edition sleeve and box, a delightful Nano Block figure, a numbered certificate and the orginal CD soundtrack
But what of the game itself? Well, Sparklite tells of the the world of Geodia, a world that is tied together by Sparklite – the life force of the planet, and something which the inhabitants have learned how to channel for their own gain. The blue, glowing ore can be harnessed providing a low-level, rechargeable power source, or it can be consumed for a huge surge of power with grave consequences, however Geodia’s self-titled “Baron” has devised a plot to mine the world’s Sparklite core to meet his own ends.
Mining Sparklite in large quantities, the Baron repurposes the ore to fuel his powerful war machines, but the pollution from the consumed Sparklite is corrupting the world. Animals have turned into violent monsters, and the environment is rotting away. Thankfully, the stricken land of Geodia has a natural defense in its Sparklite core and periodically it causes a Disruption which rearranges the world, setting back the Baron’s efforts. This is where our heroine, Ada, comes in, and it is up to you and Ada to stop the Baron before he can obtain the core and gain the power to create a new world in which he has ultimate power. This will see you needing to utilise cunning and skills to defeat the Baron’s henchmen across five distinct zones, all while having to work with Geodia’s weird and wonderful inhabitants.
Interested? Pre-orders for the Sparklite Signature Edition go live on June 28th 2019 at 7am Pacific, 10am Eastern, 4pm CEST.
In terms of gameplay, Sparklite key features include:
- Five beautiful, procedurally generated biomes
- Invent gadgets to solve puzzles and defeat enemies
- Take on the Baron Mining Corp and its epic gremlin Titans
- Befriend the people of Geodia and help build The Refuge
- Discover collectibles scattered throughout the world
- Play with a friend in assistive co-op mode
- Intricate pixel art aesthetic inspired by retro classics
- Gamecube inspired soundtrack by composer Dale North (Wizard of Legend)
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