There’s a retro platformer in the works called Whipseey and the Lost Atlas, coming from developer Daniel A. Ramirez and publisher Blowfish Studios, that’ll be whipping itself onto Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC later this year.
Inspired by classic 2D platformers of years gone by, Whipseey and the Lost Atlas is a challenging throwback to a golden age that’s filled with picturesque levels, a relaxing soundtrack, memorable boss fights, and vivid pixel art – courtesy of artist Roy Nathan De Groot. As for the story, well, after discovering a magical book, a young boy is whisked away to Whipseeyland, and it is here where he transforms into Whipseey; the pink, whip-wielding hero of this vibrant and colourful world. With the help of Princess Alyssa, Whipseey embarks upon a quest to recover some magical orbs that possess the power to aid him in returning home.
You’ll be able to whip or jump on enemies that are standing in the way and then collect the magic gems they leave behind. Should you find an impassable chasm, that’s no problem, just hold down the jump button and use the whip as a helicopter in order to travel further. Swing points can also be used to fling Whipseey from one far-flung location to another and even bounce off enemies to reach impossible heights.
“Developing my first commercial release has been a wild journey. We’ve battled through it all, from other teams cloning our work to being forced to retrace our steps after months of backup files became corrupted,” said Daniel Ramirez, creator, Whipseey and the Lost Atlas. “But now we’re nearing the end of the tunnel and I’m excited to finally share Whipseey with the world.”
Whipseey and the Lost Atlas is currently slated for a release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in Q3 of 2019. Keep your eyes peeled for a more concrete date in the coming months!