Save the World with Pen and Sword in Literary Platformer Bookbound Brigade

The Metroidvania-platformer hybrid tasks you with recovering a very important book with help from characters spanning history and literature.
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You may not realize it, but the entire world of words is governed by one master book called The Book of Books, or B.O.B for short. At least, that’s how it is in the world of Bookbound Brigade, a quirky new platformer-Metroidvania hybrid from Intragames and Digital Tales set to launch on January 30 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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The problem is, someone’s gone and stolen B.O.B., putting the Literary World at risk of extinction as its pages slowly fade into nothingness. That’s where you come in — you and your team of historical and literary heroes who venture forth to save the world.

Like Codename S.T.E.A.M. before it, Bookbound Brigade lets you control a varied cast of literary and historical notables, ranging from Count Dracula and Queen Victoria to The Wizard of Oz‘s Dorothy Gale and more. Each hero has a unique set of abilities that helps you explore the five vast, hand-drawn worlds against the backdrop of a fully orchestrated soundtrack.

There are over 50 NPCs to interact with as well, offering sidequests that grant upgrades and new abilities that help you uncover all the secrets, lost items, and clues needed to find B.O.B. again.

Literary figures and literature, in general, are pretty underused in video games, so Bookbound Brigade is one we’ll be keeping an eye on. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Bookbound Brigade news as it comes off the shelf.

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Josh Broadwell
Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.