Ghost ‘n Goblins Resurrection announced exclusively for Nintendo Switch

During last night’s Game Awards show we saw plenty of new games flexing on-stage alongside some returning beloved franchises, BioWare’s Dragon Age and Mass Effect just to name two.

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Capcom also appeared during the show with a trio of reveals, the most surprising of which was Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection. Launching exclusively for Nintendo Switch on February 25th, 2021, this is a brand new game in the long-running series.

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection has a certain hand-drawn style which may take some time getting used to though promises a dose of nostalgic perilous platforming fun. This is the first new entry in the series for quite some time though the game’s protagonist, Arthur, has made recent appearances in the Marvel vs. Capcom fighting games.

Here’s Capcom’s official description of their upcoming release:

The legendary platforming series rises again, as Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection marks the heroic return of the series, which debuted over 35 years ago. Paying homage to Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, the latest entry combines the franchise’s action platforming gameplay with storybook-like graphics and challenging new obstacles. The new entry will once again follow the valiant knight Arthur as he runs, jumps and battles his way through eerie stages set in the Demon Realm, a demonic fantasy world. Arthur must overcome countless ghoulish foes on his quest to rescue the princess from the treacherous grasp of the Demon Lord. Brave knights will need to proceed with extreme caution as terrifying dangers await, including familiar enemies like Zombie, Skeleton Murderer, Pigman and Red Arremer.

Whether a longtime Ghosts ‘n Goblins fan or a newcomer, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection players can decide how perilous Arthur’s journey will be by selecting one of three different difficulties: Squire, Knight and Legend. New to Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is the Page mode, which allows untested apprentices to respawn on the spot with unlimited lives. To progress through the Demon Realm, Arthur must utilize everything at his disposal, from tried-and-true weapons like the Lance and Dagger to all-new additions like the Hammer and Spiked Ball. Arthur’s updated arsenal also includes various types of skills and magic, allowing players to bring game-changing spells like Firewall and Thunderstorm into combat. Arthur will need to master each of the weapon types and magic abilities to overcome his battle against evil and restore peace to the land.

At The Game Awards, Capcom also announced the Capcom Arcade Stadium for Nintendo Switch – a compilation of retro games from their 80s and 90s catalogue.

Source: Press Release

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1 Comment

  1. Looks awesome.
    I’ve no money for a Switch
    Capcom can f**k off.

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