PETER MOLYNEUX’S THE TRAIL: FRONTIER CHALLENGE VENTURES ONTO THE NINTENDO SWITCH
The Deeply Strategic and Innovative PC Game Launches Exclusively on the Switch
San Francisco (February 28th, 2018) – Kongregate, a leading publisher of mobile, PC, and web games, reteams with 22cans to launch The Trail: Frontier Challenge on the Nintendo Switch! Imagined by industry legend Peter Molyneux, creator of Black & White and the “God Game” genre, 22cans is bringing the popular PC game, with touch controls, to console for the first time.
The Trail: Frontier Challenge is an innovative and exploration-driven simulation game — taking players on a massive journey through the beautiful and expansive American wilderness. After choosing a character, players will throw on a backpack and embark on a stunning adventure through mountains and forests, collecting items to craft and trade with, while avoiding exhaustion from their travels. As they amass fortune and notoriety, they will work with others around the globe to build a thriving community and ultimately become the leader of the most successful town in the new American frontier.
“The Nintendo Switch is a fantastic platform and one that is perfectly suited for The Trail: Frontier Challenge,” said Peter Molyneux, Creative Director, 22cans. “Whether players are relaxing at home, or off on their own travels, there’s a completely immersive and beautiful experience to pick up and play.”
The Trail: Frontier Challenge includes more strategy and challenges than ever before. Weather affects player progress in challenging and sometimes unpredictable ways. Extreme cold requires additional food, while muddy terrain can slow progress, but players can craft improved clothing & gear to receive various buffs to help counteract these effects. After reaching Eden Falls, travelers will have the opportunity to build a home as one of 5 professions: Explorer, Hunter, Lumberjack, Cook, or Tailor. Each profession has its own skill tree to progress through and can only be truly mastered when every skill is unlocked. Touch controls in portable mode have been added exclusively for the Switch release.
“Developing for the Switch has been a new and exciting process for our team,” said Emily Greer, co-founder and CEO of Kongregate. “The Trail is a perfect debut Switch title for us; it’s family-friendly and easy to put down and pick back up again. We think Switch players will really enjoy being able to take their cinematic adventure with them anywhere they go.”
Players can embark on their epic journey along an unexplored frontier in The Trail: Frontier Challenge beginning today in Europe and starting March 8 in the Americas on the Nintendo Switch ($14.99), rated E for Everyone. You can find additional information about the game on the official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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Kongregate is a leading cross-platform game publisher and web gaming destination. Kongregate’s publishing focuses on free to play mid- and hard-core titles across mobile, Steam, and consoles. Working closely with mobile game developers, Kongregate publishing provides consulting, analytics, marketing, launch support, and game features such as cross promotion, guilds, and chat. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate’s web platform features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of gamers per month. Kongregate is a part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG and is based in San Francisco. The company was founded in 2006 by brother-and-sister team Jim and Emily Greer.
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Founded by industry legend and creator of the God Game genre, Peter Molyneux, 22cans, Ltd. is an independent video game developer focusing on multi-platform and mobile. Throughout his career, Molyneux has introduced ground-breaking franchises for core audiences including Fable and Black & White. Now, with 22cans the focus is on creating games for the world, with innovation at its heart. The journey has only just begun.
More information on 22cans can be found at www.22cans.com.