Playtonic Friends (Yooka-Laylee, Lil Gator) and indie developer Castle Pixel (Rex Rocket) just announced Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince, a nod to the 2D pixel art style of classic Legend of Zelda games that also contains some references to the series’ more modern 3D adventures. It is also a sequel to the 2017 indie dungeon crawler Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King for Steam and Nintendo Switch, which was praised by fans of old-school games for capturing the fantastic feel of titles like Legend Of Zelda: A Link To. The Past in a modern experience.
As in The Sleeping King, Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince will put players on an epic journey through a magical realm in the style of the old school titles of Legend Of Zelda, solving puzzles and fighting a variety of dangerous enemies. What sets The Minotaur Prince apart is that the paths branch out and can shape the player’s experience, including the ability to choose the boss to fight at the end of a given dungeon. Interested gamers got their first look at Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince on the IndieLand 2021 live stream, which aims to raise funds for dementia research, as well as offering independent publishers and developers a platform to show your latest projects.
Shortly after, Playtonic Friends released a trailer for Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince on their official YouTube channel, along with a press release outlining Castle Pixel’s goal of combining classic RPG gameplay that developers grew up with with the gameplay and story options of more contemporary titles. . In the short trailer for Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince, an old man is seen telling a story to his grandchildren by a bonfire. In this story, the player character travels through various environments, confronts monsters and seeks the help of various NPCs of the most varied colors, one of which is a talking owl who bears more than a resemblance to Kaepora Gaebora from Legend Of Zelda. : Ocarina Of Time.
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Diehard Zelda fans will remember Kaepora Gaebora as a supposedly helpful guide providing Link with gameplay tips throughout 1998’s Ocarina Of Time. Unfortunately, it was often about stopping the player in his tracks to give him long talks. and truisms like “press start to pause the game”, and players were pressing the A button to skip his speeches. Its screeching theme song also didn’t help Zelda fans to be drawn to it, and even today there is debate over who was more annoying in the long-remembered Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time: Kaepora Gaebora or the equally irritating fairy Navi.
Hopefully the owl that players find in Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince Don’t be as annoying as Kaepora Gaebora, because Castle Pixel’s new 2D dungeon game looks like a promising, colorful tribute to old Legend Of Zelda titles. Players looking for this classic gameplay style will have their chance to dive into Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince when it launches on Steam and Nintendo Switch sometime next year.