Highly regarded platformer Owlboy set to get a retail version

Owlboy is hitting store shelves! Publisher SOEDESCO will be handling the physical version of the game, which released last year to considerable acclaim.

After a successful digital launch exactly one year ago to this date, Owlboy is headed to brick-and-mortar stores with a new physical edition. The retail version of the game will be handled by Dutch publisher SOEDESCO, who have previously published indies like Reus, Wuppo and Among the Sleep. SOEDESCO has also released a trailer to go with the announcement, have a look:

Yeah, you don’t have to look very closely to discover that there’s no release date or platforms announced so far. While the game is currently out on PC, Mac and Linux, the developers also announced a Nintendo Switch version. It is likely that these platforms will be available on retail. With the actual list of platforms being up in the air, however, it’s tempting to speculate that the game might make it to PS4 and Xbox One as well.

Owlboy is a little infamous for its humongous development cycle, having begun development in 2007 and only being released in 2016. During this period, it was considered by many to be in development hell. Upon release, however, Owlboy won considerable acclaim from critics, including a few perfect scores. It remains one of the highest-scored titles of 2016 on review aggregator site OpenCritic. The game sold well, too, having secured over 100,000 sales by April this year.

The game follows the titular protagonist’s adventures through the clouds as he overcomes obstacles and deals with sky pirates.

Owlboy is presently available on PC, Mac and Linux. Check out the official website here, and the Steam page here.

For a little more action, check out the stunning-looking Cuphead. Another classic platformer might be found in VVVVVV, which is headed to Switch soon.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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