Tomorrow marks the launch of accessible, colourful platforming adventure Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan, and we here at Nintendo Life have gotten our eyes on the lovely-looking launch trailer a bit earlier than expected. As you can see above, it showcases Rainbow Billy’s world and his quest to best the titular leviathan and return colour to his surroundings.
Developer Manavoid Entertainment has crafted a platformer that mixes in puzzles, RPG elements and creature-collecting, and in a welcome break from the conflict and combat that are part and parcel of most games, it seems that Rainbow Billy is totally non-violent. Yep, apparently you resolve ‘engagements’ (as the PR blurb calls them) by building trust rather than opening various cans of whoop-ass. Novel!
Here are a handful more features as detailed by publisher Skybound, plus some more pics:
● Explore a World of Imagination:From dark caverns to remote islands on the stormy seas, discover a rich, wholesome world filled with treasure, friendship… and danger!
● Fantastic Adventure with Relatable Themes:Restore color to a monochrome world and help your friends be their true selves in a story about empathy, courage and friendship.
● Befriend & Collect Cute Creatures:Meet over 60 strange, lovable creatures and help them in non-violent encounters! Create your own unique team to save the day!
● Solve Intricate Color Puzzles:Each world is filled with clever challenges and secrets that unlock new areas to explore!
● Vibrant 2.5D Visual Style:Rainbow Billy’s art style blends the personality of modern 2D cartoon characters into an imaginative 3D world with an energetic soundtrack to match!
● Open Accessibility:We want Rainbow Billy to be playable by everyone so we’ve included many different accessibility features like color blindness support, a Dyslexia friendly font, Single Joystick controls and more!
● Fish for Resources:Because who doesn’t love a fishing mini-game?!
The game’s out tomorrow — 5th October — priced at $29.99. We’ll have a review coming soon, so keep an eye out for that.
Like the look of this? Let us know if you’re into Bill’s wholesome vibes below.