Merge Games and Prospect Games have announced that Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure launches on Nintendo Switch digitally via the Nintendo eShop on October 11, 2017 for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99. The physical boxed version will be available on November 16, 2017.
Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure is 3D platformer where the player is a cardboard box who must bounce and roll, through mountains and islands alike, to deliver themselves for the greater good of the Global Postal Service, or GPS. This can include racing against a clock, solving puzzles, and a lot of fun with physics, which often involves causing mayhem by knocking things over or blowing them up. The game also has a strong local multiplayer element, for full split-screen enjoyment, including a variety of different challenges.
To save themselves from bankruptcy, the GPS have somehow created living boxes that can deliver themselves to customers all over the world, to save on human staff. In Unbox, you will play as their latest creation, Newbie, and it is your job to complete the test islands, proving your worth as a sentient, self-delivering package.
- Retro without the rose-tinted glasses
The game stands as a love letter to 90s platformers, whilst using power of UE4 to create the best possible challenges.
- New mechanics
The boxes have a unique power; they can “Unbox” to jump in mid-air, each time shedding a cardboard layer and shrinking in size. No platform is out of reach!
- Unique story
The tale of a struggling postal service testing its sentient boxes’ delivering power, whilst also trying to defeat the devious Boss Wild and the Wild Cards, has a cute and individual cast of characters for players to meet.
- Local multiplayer
The game’s retro-inspired local multiplayer means that it provides split screen enjoyment and evokes a true retro feel.
Dress to impress with a variety of boxes, hats, clothing and accessories, with anything from sunglasses to a fez hat.