Zelda fans are naturally excited for this month's release of Skyward Sword HD. Maybe they're even playing Skellboy Refractured in co-op while they wait. Thanks to Rainbite and Eastasiasoft, we have another Zelda-style game to look forward to in July as well. Trigger Witch combines the style of a 16-bit action-adventure with twin-stick shooting and local co-op, and it's coming to consoles at the end of the month.
Trigger Witch comes from the same developer as Reverie, another lovely Zelda-style game that borrowed some visual inspiration from Mother/Earthbound. In this game's world, guns have made witchcraft obsolete. The protagonist Colette (not be confused with Coilette from Futurama) is due to graduate from an academy for Witchcraft and Triggery when a mysterious man invades the realm. Soon things transpire that force Colette to step up as the only one (or one part of a team in co-op) who can save the land.
Trigger Witch features:
- Explore an open world in classic action-adventure style!
- Wield and upgrade new firearms as you progress.
- Meet strange and endearing characters through engaging dialogue.
- Blast monsters back to their rightful plane of existence in bloody fashion!
- Solve environmental puzzles and overcome obstacles in clever ways.
- Play solo or multiplayer at any time, with drop-in local co-op.
That certainly looks like a recipe for fun to me, even if the blood splatters are a bit gratuitous.
Trigger Witch will fly onto Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch on July 28. Shame there's no Steam version, but Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 versions will be released at a later date. The game will cost $14.99 and will also enjoy a 10% launch discount on some platforms. There's also a free demo on Xbox!