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DeathStick is a Pixel Art Action Platformer, Announced for Switch and PC

DeathStick is a Pixel Art Action Platformer, Announced for Switch and PC - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 October 2020 / 670 Views

Publisher HypeTrain Digital and developer TeamNora Games have announced 2D pixel art action platformer, DeathStick, for the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. It will launch in Q3 2022.

View the reveal teaser below:

Here is an overview of the game:

DeathStick is a beautiful 2D pixel art Metroidvania / slasher platformer, where you follow a young girl Mako that starts an enthralling journey to save her world from destruction.

The ancient God has been dormant for many ages. All this time, two dimensions of the magical world of Aarkalia co-existed in balance. But one day, everything will change—the endless power of ancient God will be brought upon the Aarkalia to turn it into ashes.

Only the young girl Mako can stop the dark ritual from happening. Embark on this fascinating adventure, uncover its mysteries and help Mako discover her true destiny!

DeathStick has a unique world-switching mechanic: a World Warp ability turns the special in-game areas 180 degrees, transfers the protagonist into another dimension, and unlocks new locations.

Apart from the world-switching mechanic that helps players to navigate through the in-game world, great emphasis in DeathStick is placed on combat. The core element of the combat system are various combos. The hero can fight enemies on the ground, toss them up and continue to battle in mid-air. Equipped with a quarterstaff and a hand fan Mako can perform melee and ranged style attacks, providing players with space for experiments.

Key Features:

  • Fight Like an Assassin – Slasher fighting mechanics with combos.
  • Don’t Get Lost – Explore the world of Aarkalia in two different dimensions.
  • Defend Against Evil Forces – Challenge dozens of unique enemies and furious bosses through your adventure.
  • Become a Master – Evolve and change your playstyle by obtaining a wide range of unique abilities and special attacks.
  • Look Into It – Charming pixel-art aesthetics combined with smooth animations.
  • Find Your Path – Solve the mystery of the Great Mirror through multiple endings.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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KLAMarine (on 21 October 2020)

Q3 2022!? I want it now!

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Hynad (on 21 October 2020)

Consider my interest piqued.

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