You may have seen Kaze and the Wild Masks kicking around on digital store fronts in recent times, what with demos on both Xbox and PC picking up some decent acclaim. Now though the teams at Pixelhive and SOEDESCO are looking to drop the full game to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC, with a March release date now confirmed.
It’s the 26th March 2021 which is the date you’ll want to be keeping free in your diary, as that is exactly when Kaze and the Wild Masks will be bringing some classic inspired platforming action to the modern era.
Working both a digital and physical route, it has been created by the Brazilian indie development studio at PixelHive, with the Google Stadia version being sorted by SOEDESCO’s in-house development studio SOEDESCO Studios. It is PixelHive’s vision for the game that has allowed it to seamlessly blend the classic characteristics of those classic 90’s platformers with today’s gaming technology. Expect a game full of colourful visuals and music that perfectly captures the essence of the old school games, while modernizing it with higher resolutions, great details and the smoothness of today’s platformers.
PixelHive are also promising to bring plenty of versatility to Kaze and the Wild Masks with various environments, a charismatic character and story, and unique gameplay mechanics which keep the game fresh from stage to stage.
So what is Kaze and the Wild Masks all about, and why shoul you be looking forward to playing it in March? Well, it will thrust you off on to a journey through the Crystal Islands, playing as Kaze attempting to save your friend Hogo from a curse that spread chaos around the islands. Throughout you’ll be faced with enraged living vegetables, invoking the powers of the Wild Masks, but thankfully you’ll be able to bounce ferociously like a tiger, soar through the sky like an eagle, sprint fiercely like a lizard and rule the sea like a shark.
The key features you need to worry about include:
- Unleash the skills of the wild masks to get powers from the tiger, eagle, lizard and shark
- Uncover the secrets of the Crystal Islands in 30+ levels with over 50 bonus levels
- Relive your childhood memories of classic platformers with high quality frame by frame pixel art
- Pave your way through a satisfyingly smooth, but challenging platformer
- Refresh your ears with 25+ tracks inspired by the musical themes of the 16-bit era
We’ll be sure to remind you when that March 26th 2021 release date of Kaze and the Wild Masks rolls out on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC through Steam. Let us know if you’ll be buying it.