Fantasy Platformer ‘The Forbidden Arts’ Releasing Soon

Posted July 24, 2019 by John Little in Articles, Gaming News, Industry, Release Date, Screenshots

Action platformer The Forbidden Arts, currently residing in early access, has been given a release date including other platforms it will feature on.

The story follows Phoenix on his journey of self-discovery as he jumps and fights through a magical world filled with a variety of evil and monsters.

The developers say they were inspired by western and eastern cultures when creating the world, and have made a number of biomes for the levels – including snowy fields, swamps and even giant beehives.

As for the gameplay: now, I admit is looks a little rudimentary, but I get a nostalgic pang that reminds me of Dragon Valor when I watch the trailer. Dragon Valor wasn’t the best reviewed game on PS1, but its mix of side scrolling action, platforming and magic made for a charming game (and the melodic soundtrack, another thing that The Forbidden Arts boast of having, certainly had plenty to do with that as well).

Hopefully this turns out just as endearing for all. The game will release on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on 7th August. A later date (Q4 2019) for PS4 is still to be confirmed.


John Little
John Little

I started gaming with the release of the PS1 - Crash Bandicoot and Ridge Racer Revolution being the first 'real' games I ever set eyes on - and have been enthralled with the medium ever since. I particularly love strategy and horror games, the sort offered by titles such as Total War and Silent Hill, though I also have a soft spot for a good RPG. I studied Journalism at university in the hopes of progressing into writing about games. You'll most likely find me covering indie games as I'm always on the look out for interesting little titles, and generally I stick to the PC and PS4 platforms. I'm not interested in MMOs or really any kind of online game, and I have an unusual and frankly worryingly expensive obsession with collecting gaming guide books, but aside from that I like to think I'm a well rounded average gamer. Find me on twitter @JohnLittle29

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