It can sometimes be difficult to summarise the newest games to release on our beloved consoles, and Castle on the Coast, with its parkouring giraffe, magic castle and fantasy wonderland to explore doesn’t make it any easier!
Releasing on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, with PC and Switch availability in place already, Castle on the Coast tells the tale of George the Giraffe as he attempts to navigate a magic castle embroiled in conflict. Expect to be platforming through crystal caverns, parallel dimensions and a good few more trippy landscapes in this cutesy platformer that gamers of all ages can enjoy.
Castle on the Coast caters for cooperative chaos, with George’s mate Swirlz the flying squirrel joining in on the fun, with unique abilities such as acting as George’s personal parachute, making for a safe landing when he is found bouncing around the place.
In a really nice touch, given that George is actually the mascot for Valley Children’s Hospital in California, a portion of the proceeds raised from each sale will be donated to the hospital – shout out to Klabater and Big Heart Productions, the devs behind the scenes.
Key features include:
- A magic castle entrenched in conflict. – Help George explore the magical Castle on the Coast, home to crystal caverns, stone-laden halls, and trippy alternate dimensions. Seamlessly wander from level to level with no loading screens in a large, interconnected world. All is not well in this land, however. Two powerful wizards bear a grudge against their fellow orphans. Can George bring this family back together again, or will he just get in the way?
- A cute giraffe with XTREME PARKOUR POWERS!? – This giraffe can get anywhere, anytime! String together wall runs, wall jumps, spins, dives, rolls, and more with responsive controls. Carve new paths through levels in a quest to frustrate level designers. When cool moves aren’t enough, don a jetpack or a rocket-powered car to reach new heights.
- A 3D collectathon – Shove a plethora of goodies down your pockets as you explore! Flowers unlock new costumes, star keys open doors, and keystones… those unlock the looming central tower…
- A nutty sidekick joins the mix. – Player 2 can control George’s sidekick: Swirlz, the flying squirrel! Create helpful springy flowers, blast enemies with magic, or become a living parachute to show George’s descent. When George and Swirlz work together, nothing is impossible!
If you, or perhaps a young’un in the family, feels like accompanying George and Swirlz on their journey, then Castle on the Coast can be found on the Xbox Store for £12.49, and will work for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. This comes alongside previous PC and Switch releases, which can be found on the platforms’ respective sites.
Castle on the Coast is a bedazzling collectathon arcade platformer. George, a friendly giraffe, parkours through challenging levels full of crystal caverns, stone-laden halls, and trippy alternate dimensions, trying to bring together a family of the two powerful, conflicted wizards. In the co-op mode, he can use help from his squirrel friend called Swirlz. Thanks to cooperation mode, even the youngest gamers will be able to enjoy George’s adventures, playing together with their friends or their sitters. Besides all the arcade fun, Castle on the Coast offers a more serious, moral angle. It will touch upon dealing with loss, conflict, and loving your enemies.