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Get set for a little Holiday havoc with metroidvania Ebenezer and The Invisible World

A classic Christmastime tale might not seem like a good base for a game, but have a peek at Ebenezer and The Invisible World.

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Christmas and side-scrolling action games really don’t seem like much of a natural fit, but that’s not stopping Play on Worlds and developer Orbit Games. The company has created something with Ebenezer and The Invisible World that not only includes plenty of nods to the original Christmas Carol story that it’s based on, but also a pretty neat looking metroidvania.

This spin on the iconic tale picks up from its close, although it also seems to skew Scrooge in a much more… let’s say ‘athletic’ way than the one seen in A Christmas Carol. He’s going to need to be quite spry too, as he’s up against both some nasty phantoms and the guards of a sinister industrialist, out to ruin London and its working class.

Discover a Holiday haunting for the ages starring literary legend Ebenezer Scrooge, fresh from his reckoning with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. Far from the greedy miser in A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer now serves as an unlikely harbinger of hope for the lost souls of Victorian London.

With his newfound ability to see the invisible ghostly world others cannot, Ebenezer visits unsettled spirits and shepherds them toward peace. However, corruption has a new name: a wealthy industrialist named Caspar Malthus. Warned of Malthus’ overreach and desire to crush the vulnerable working class under his feet, Ebenezer sets off into a dangerous realm filled with spooks and spirits alike to defend the downtrodden.

Play on Worlds press release

Ebenezer and The Invisible World will be along some time later this year, hopefully in time for the Christmas season. Look for it on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox platforms, and the PC (via Steam).

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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