Baldo: The Guardian Owls is slated for release on 27 August on Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam as well as Apple Arcade. Its earliest announcement trailer was released back in 18 June 2019 when it was simply known as Baldo, which you can watch below:
Baldo The Guardian Owls is developed by Naps Team, and there’s no mistaking the inspirations behind this game: it’s as though the Zelda franchise and the works of Studio Ghibli have come together to make this charming game – pretty much even spelled out as such in this Red Bull interview! At time of writing, no price has been listed on the Steam page.
The game’s story is given as follows:
Journey through a magical land teeming with mysteries to unravel.
Baldo: the Guardian Owls is full of challenging puzzles to solve and intricate dungeons to explore.
Traverse this captivating open world as Baldo, and meet a host of quirky and unforgettable characters, as you struggle to decipher the cryptic prophecy, and thwart destiny.
From delightful whimsy to thrilling adventure, discover new towns and their distinctive inhabitants, fight ferocious foes, locate hidden temples, and collect objects both magical and mundane to obtain powerful new weapons, or to help unveil the myriad secrets of this strange land.