Announced in one of the weirder segments of the Devolver Direct stream – which is saying something – Olija was announced for Nintendo Switch and PC. Oh, and it’s coming out sometime soon in 2020
A side-scrolling action adventure game, with a minimalist pixel art style reminiscent of the classic Pitfall, it’s quite a bit more frantic than those humble graphical stylings might suggest, with a homing spear as your main weapon.
The blurb from the trailer reads:
Olija is a game about Faraday’s quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands.
Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity.