Trigger Witch, a twin-stick shooter from the makers of Reverie that “puts an ultra-violent spin on cute and colorful pixel art”, is coming to all of the major consoles this northern summer / southern winter, thanks to a publishing partnership with eastasiasoft.
Taking place in a world “where magic is outdated and firearms are the new way of life”, Trigger Witch puts players in the shoes of Colette, a student at the Stock academy of Witchcraft and Triggery. When the invasion of a strange man turns her realm upside down, Colette finds herself to be “the sole heroine with enough firepower to restore peace”.
Trigger Witch is the latest game from Rainbite, the Auckland-based developer behind 2018’s Reverie. Like that game, Trigger Witch takes inspiration from 16-bit action adventure classics in its visual style and puzzle-filled environments, but this time with a twin-stick shooter twist.
Here’s an overview of the game, from eastasiasoft:
Recalling the visual style and intuitive gameplay of 16-bit action-adventure classics, Trigger Witch puts an ultra-violent spin on cute and colorful pixel art. With a compelling and original narrative, puzzling environments to explore, a dynamic soundtrack, twin-stick shooter mechanics and a vast array of enemies to blast into smithereens, this is a tale that will grip you from start to bloody finish.
• Explore an open world in classic action-adventure style!
• Wield and upgrade new firearms as you progress.
• Meet strange and endearing characters through engaging dialogue.
• Blast monsters back to their rightful plane of existence in bloody fashion!
• Solve environmental puzzles and overcome obstacles in clever ways.
• Play solo or multiplayer at any time, with drop-in local co-op.
There’s no firm release date yet, but eastasiasoft has confirmed that it will be released in both digital and physical versions, with details on Limited Editions to come at a later stage. Trigger Witch is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.