If you’re looking for a new comedic, alternate-history occult adventure, then the next offering from Blowfish Studios and Indiesruption promises to be just that. And today the initial release window for Nine Witches: Family Disruption on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC has been confirmed.
Set in a rustic Norwegian village on the fringe of World War II, Nine Witches: Family Disruption tells of a supernatural scholar who has gone out to investigate the Nazi plan to conjure a dark ancient power and strike a devastating blow to the Allied powers. Under direct orders from the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Professor Alexei Krakovitz, a quadriplegic Russian expatriate renowned for his research into the occult sciences, and Akiro Kagasawa, the professor’s capable assistant, arrive in Scandinavia to investigate reports of witchcraft and put an end to the Nazi’s hellish machinations. And they’ll need your help come Q2 2020 when Nine Witches releases on console and PC.
You see, something strange is happening in Sundäe, a rustic village on the northwest coast of Norway, and as the fires of World War II rage on, members of the Third Reich’s Okkulte-SS division have descended on the hamlet, harnessing a mystical power to strike a terrible blow against Allied forces. It will therefore be down to you to explore the community of Sundäe and cross paths with more than 70 quirky and eccentric characters as the duo seek answers to supernatural enigmas.
This will involve the collection of clues, all as you attempt to unravel a mystery as these unlikely heroes. Expect to be found crossing from the world of the living over to the realm of the dead as Professor Krakovitz, whose ability to traverse the Astral Plane allow him to pass through corporeal barriers and possess weak-minded individuals without leaving the confines of his wheelchair. Further to that though and you’ll be able to commune with ghosts to learn about the region’s haunting history as Krakovitz or switch to Kagasawa when situations need a physical touch, like ferrying items to solve puzzles or taking the fight to the Germans and otherworldly entities in side-scrolling action combat.
Promising to deliver a retro-inspired pixel art style, a comical store that borders on the absurd, and enough dark humour to keep the world moving, Nine Witches: Family Disruption on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC could well be one to keep an eye on.
“Nine Witches: Family Disruption was born from my desire to blend world history with magic and my personal sense of humor,” said Diego Cánepa, designer, Indiesruption. “I’m grateful Blowfish Studios are using their powers to help me bring the game to consoles and PC so this story can be enjoyed by players across the world.”
We’ll be sure to let you know once a confirmed release date for Nine Witches: Family Disruption is known. Just be sure that it’ll be hitting home in Q2 2020 for 419.99 USD / €17.99 / £15.99 / $24.99 AUD.