Chameleon Games, the developers of upcoming 3D action-platformer, Tamarin, have confirmed an Xbox One release of the game on top of the previously announced PC and PlayStation 4 versions.
In Tamarin, players control an adorable monkey (a tamarin, if you hadn’t guessed) who must save their idyllic Nordic home and family from an invasion of insects hell-bent on industrialisation. Gameplay will be familiar to fans of old-school 3D platformers like Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie, although the world design takes cues from Metroidvania titles; expect a vast and sprawling adventure that spans forests, mountains, underground caverns, fjords and more. By combining 3D-platforming with third-person shooting gameplay, Chameleon Games hopes to offer a more varied experience than the games it takes inspiration from.
Themes of preserving the wellbeing of our planet and its natural ecosystem are core to Tamarin, Chameleon Games wants to explore these pressing societal issues in its game. Omar Sawi, the company’s founder explains: ‘Our planet’s ecosystem is facing the most serious challenges it ever has, and I wanted to make an exciting and inviting game that gets to the heart of this issue’.
Tamarin isn’t just inspired by 3D platformers developed by companies like Rare back in the N64 days, it’s made by many of the same names. Steve Mayles, Kev Bayliss, Richard Vaucher, Graeme Norgate and David Wise all contributed to beloved titles like Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye 007 and more before joining forces here.
Tamarin is due to release late 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
You can pre-order now on the Chameleon Games website for a 10% discount.