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Chasm Creator Bit Kid Reveals Sci-Fi World War II Metroidvania, WOLFHOUND

Maryland, USA – June 7, 2024 – Today at IGN Live, Chasm developer Bit Kid reveals WOLFHOUND, the sci-fi World War II Metroidvania, readies its weapons for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Steam for PC and Steam Deck.

When a clandestine Nazi base is discovered in the otherworldly heart of the Bermuda Triangle, there’s only one soldier for the job…

Capt. Chuck “WOLFHOUND” Rossetti, a wise-cracking, one-man army who never leaves a pal behind, is no stranger to war but his war is about to get stranger. After an Allied vessel vanishes, Chuck is deployed to infiltrate an uncharted island, discover the enemy’s secrets, and bring our boys home.

Yet this evil, shrouded island has other plans. Pitted against the stuff of nightmares — mutant insects, zombies, and other twisted creations of a mad Axis scientist — Chuck finds himself on an eerie, perilous mission unlike any he’s faced before.

Venture forth into the island, scavenging for weapons and ammo to dispatch the Axis soldiers and monsters that grow more grotesque and dangerous the further WOLFHOUND goes. Unveil the sinister experiments of Dr. Steiner, and turn his tech against him. Feel the unbridled power of the railgun. Reach new heights with the jetpack. Lace up gravity boots to traverse new areas, where castles pierce the sky and crystal caverns veil wicked, fascinating mysteries. . .

After more than 200,000 recruits ventured into the procedurally-generated depths of Chasm, Bit Kid sought to return to the Metroidvania genre, while eschewing procedural generation in favor of a single, intricately-designed world. Bit Kid brought together artistic talent behind the Shantae series, Freedom Planet 2, and Sparklite along with a heroic chiptune soundtrack courtesy of musician RushJet1 (Cave Story+, Alwa’s Legacy, PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator).

“While I’ve always been a big fan of retro games and pixel art, I really wanted to dive deep into the style of NES and 8-bit gaming,” said James Petruzzi, founder and lead developer at Bit Kid. “We’re aiming to be as authentic as possible, stylistically: an 8-bit color palette, 320×180 pixel resolution, and a soundtrack composed in Famitracker which has enabled homebrewers to create authentic NES music for many years.”

WOLFHOUND will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Steam for PC and Steam Deck. For more information, follow Bit Kid on X (Formerly Twitter), Facebook, YouTube, and join the official Bit Kid Discord server.

About Bit Kid

Bit Kid is a small game studio dedicated to creating exciting new experiences inspired by classic game design. The studio originally released its multiplayer 2D shooter “Take Arms” on XBLIG in 2011, and development of our procedurally-generated Adventure Platformer “Chasm” began in the summer of 2012, with a successfully-funded Kickstarter in May 2013, and successful launch in 2018 with more than 200,000 copies sold across PC, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Bit Kid’s latest title is WOLFHOUND, a Metroidvania set in an alternate history WW2.

To learn more about Bit Kid, please visit the website at bitkidgames.com.