The teal Lotus, a Metroidvania based on the people Nintendo has halted making Metroidfangames

The teal Lotus, a Metroidvania based on the people Nintendo has halted making Metroidfangames

Bo: Path Of The Teal Lotus was launched on Kickstarter back in February and promptly cleared its funding target for a metroidvania based on Japanese folklore. It has gained even more attention in the last day or so, because it reunites some of the people who worked on AM2R, the well-liked unofficial Metroid 2 remake that Nintendo ruled out in 2016.

Here''s a video showing a different type of art:

The list of features on the Bo Steam page does wonder to make it look like the quintessential Metroidvania. You''ll discover the game''s "open and interconnected" world, unlock new abilities, and return to previous zones to access previously inaccessible areas. There are platforming challenges, boss battles, and the videos and GIFs indicate the physics of its character movement aren''t a million miles away.

While Bo''s executive producer worked on AM2R - which stands for Another Metroid 2 remake - a post on the Bo Kickstarter last week stated that Milton Guasti had also joined the team as associate designer. Guasti was also a level designer on Ori And The Wisps.

Given how much people liked AM2R, that''s a good idea for a new Metroidvania. Nintendo was responsible for the only people who seemingly didn''t like it for over eight years. Guasti was able to work on the project for Nintendo shortly after the release.

Bo: Path Of The Teal Lotus hasn''t confirmed a date, but you can follow the development progress via its Kickstarter page and find more details on Steam.

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