Worldless, a 2D strategy platformer with turn-based combat from developer Noname Studios and publishers Coatsink and Thunderful, will now launch on November 21st, 2023. It was originally expected to launch in the first week of October.
The devs have explained in a new Twitter post that they delayed the game in order to avoid the cramped month of large releases. They specifically mention the competition of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Forza and Spider-Man 2, which have been pushing out many other titles.
Worldless will be available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox. Here’s the full statement from today’s Twitter post:
Worldless made quite the impression during last July’s ID@Xbox demo fest, but it remains a relatively small game. Although many games might be using the busy month of October to gain some polishing time, it was likely a legitimate concern for Worldless. It’s a smart move for smaller titles to let these juggernaut AAA releases battle it out.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage looks like a remarkable return to basics for the franchise for those who didn’t care for Odyssey or Valhalla, featuring a gorgeous 9th century Baghdad and returning character Basim. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 speaks for itself, building extraordinary hype and even getting its own PlayStation 5 console edition.
Worldless has some beautifully abstract and inventive imagery, and the narrative will have players crossing between physical and astral planes. Together, they create a real sense of arthouse mystery, but the gameplay still looks very entertaining and friendly.
Combining familiar platforming mechanics with turn-based combat is pretty odd, but they don’t seem to cause too much friction in the existing gameplay trailers. There will surely be at least one more trailer to rebuild hype ahead of the new release date.
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