We've been following Baldo: The Guardian Owls for some time, and we must say, it looks marvellous. From its Studio Ghibli inspired animation, to the Zelda gameplay tropes, it looks to be a recipe for success. Thankfully, we finally have a release date, as it's been confirmed to be launching for Xbox One on August 27.
The action-adventure RPG is set in a beautiful world, with dungeons to explore, quirky characters to meet and secrets to uncover. From previews earlier this year, the game is said to feature 11 major dungeons, 50+ smaller dungeons to explore, and around 50+ hours worth of gameplay. It's a huge scale adventure in a stunning, colourful world.
"Traverse this captivating open world as Baldo, and meet a host of quirky and unforgettable characters, as you struggle to decipher the cryptic prophecy, and thwart destiny.
From delightful whimsy to thrilling adventure, discover new towns and their distinctive inhabitants, fight ferocious foes, locate hidden temples, and collect objects both magical and mundane to obtain powerful new weapons, or to help unveil the myriad secrets of this strange land."
IGN delivered some brilliant previews of the game earlier this year, bringing 13 minutes of unfiltered gameplay to feast our eyes over. With the game being a month away - and launching the same week as Psychonauts 2 - August is looking to be a pretty exciting month for games already. Bring it on!
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