LIBERATED Is Coming to Nintendo Switch Next Month; Playable Comic Book Gets New Trailer
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: 2D Platformer Games
Publisher Walkabout has proudly announced that Liberated — an interactive dystopian comic book — will be released on Nintendo Switch on the 2nd of June, with its PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC ports hitting stores later this year. The PC edition of Atomic Wolf's latest project will be available on Steam and GOG.
Liberated will be sold via the Nintendo eShop at the price of $19.99. If you just can't wait to play it, the long-awaited title is available now to pre-order with a 20% discount, bringing the price down to $15.99.
At its core, Liberated is merging the art of hand-drawn graphic novels with the thrilling and intense action sequences of Contra and Shadow Complex. Although Atomic Wolf's take on Inside hasn't even launched yet, the fast-approaching side scroller is shaping up to be a major hit with critics, already receiving good scores from Poland's biggest gaming magazines such as CD-Action (8/10), Pixel (8/10), and PSX Extreme (8-/10).
According to head of BizDev at Walkabout Piotr Gnyp, "Liberated has been a huge labour of love and collaborative effort between Walkabout, Atomic Wolf and L.inc. We hope that with Liberated we will give a second life to comic book and graphic novel genres, using technology to bring them into a new era of interactive storytelling," Gnyp said in a press release. Quite interestingly, Liberated is produced via "the innovative Playable Graphic Novel Framework" developed for the Unity engine by L. INC.
With Atomic Wolf's opus magnum debuting in June, take a closer look at its live-action trailer down below:
Experience the digital comic revolution, as hand-drawn comic book storytelling seamlessly transitions into fully playable gameplay as you fight for what’s right using stealth, wits, and firepower! Leap into the frame of a graphic novel, where classic motion comic storytelling transitions into fully playable action sections in a story about technological surveillance squeezing society’s freedom away.
Liberated is coming to Nintendo Switch on June 2, 2020; will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (via Steam and GOG) at a later date.