Outright Games announced recently that there's a brand new Adventure Time game in the works that is set to release in 2018. The game will be developed by Climax Studios and is scheduled to release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, on Steam for PC, and the Nintendo Switch.
The news was posted up over on the official Outright Games website, where the publisher detailed that the new title is called Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion.
The upcoming adventure game is about interrogating pirates on the high seas while looking for clues and attempting to save the day by solving a mystery. The game will see players taking on the roles of the various Adventure Time heroes as they venture throughout the Land of Ooo. The open-world title will see players taking charge of Finn, Jake, BMO and Marceline, and it will also feature all of the original voice cast from the TV show reprising their roles as the popular characters.
You'll be able to also venture throughout the various kingdoms featured in the popular cartoon show, along with exploring uncharted territories as if you were a pirate on the high seas in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
Along the way, the new Adventure Time game will allow players to upgrade each of the playable cast mates, acquiring items and potions along the way to keep everyone healthy, and acquiring and upgrading spells to use during combat. You can also unlock new ultimate hero abilities to use during the game's real-time combat system.
A few screenshots were revealed that showcases Finn with his robot arm along with Jake in the candy kingdom. This means that this obviously takes place in the newest timeline of the television show after the arc involving Reboot and Finn having lost his grass arm.
The graphics are also themed after the television show, using the same kind of palette and cel-shading to give the 3D game world a cartoon look.
As far as vehicular traversal is concerned, we see that moving around on land will allow Finn and Marceline to use Jake as a scooter of sorts to drive around. We also see that they will be able to travel to the ice kingdom as well. Getting around from one island to the next is done with a small runabout used as the main means of transportation. It appears as if the boat can also be used for combat, as we see that Marceline is manning a gun on the front, possibly hinting at some mid-water combat in Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion. So technically this really could be a kid's version of games like Assassin's Creed: Rogue or Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.
The most interesting thing about this news is that it's being developed for the Nintendo Switch, so it definitely makes me wonder how well this game will be designed to scale for the portable mode? We've seen that some games scale better than others, while others have a tough time handling higher resolutions in TV mode, sort of like how Yooka-Laylee was regulated to 900p on the Switch in TV mode.
You can expect the new Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion to launch at some point in 2018.