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ACCLAIMED PACIFIST METROIDVANIA SHEEPO RETURNS TO E-SHOP AFTER TEMPORARY REMOVAL

Pacifist metroidvania back on the eShop with ESRB issues resolved.
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Top Hat Studios announced today that due to ESRB regulations in Russia, the game was temporarily removed from the European Nintendo Eshop. However, that issue has now been resolved and the game is once again available for purchase. Sheepo is available on the Nintendo Switch at $10.99/€10.99/£9.89.
In Sheepo you play as an alien zoologist, sent to a planet about to be engulfed by its star with the goal of completing its fauna and flora database in order to prevent the extinction of the planet’s life forms. You will have to collect living samples -- so you’ll have to reach their nests, distract the queens and pick unhatched eggs of each living species. Thankfully, you’ve got special powers to help you: you’re a shapeshifter, and every time you touch a new egg, you’ll learn a new shape with unique abilities that will allow you to explore new regions of the map!



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ABOUT THE GAME
Sheepo is a quirky metroidvania platformer with a unique twist: its gameplay doesn’t contain standard combat. You play as Sheepo, a shape-shifting sheep-alien zoologist who is tasked with exploring the uncharted planet Cebron and collecting samples of its living species, so as to save them from extinction with the upcoming death of their planet’s star. To capture a creature Sheepo must find their unhatched egg, which happens to be guarded by that species’ queen.

With each egg that you collect, you’ll gain the ability to transform into that creature on contact, which in turn will help you explore deeper reaches of the planet – digging, flying and teleporting across an interconnected series of levels, filled with lush landscapes, hidden shrines and old ruins, and strange inhabitants with their own stories to tell. Will you manage to save the creatures and inhabitants of Cebron before its star destroys the planet?

Sheepo was first released on Steam to critical acclaim, with a 99% approval user rating, and media outlets such as Screen Rant praising the game for its immersive and touching gameplay with a review score of 4.5/5: "It’s a gift to play such an immersive and transporting independent game that eschews intricate ambitions to instead deliver such a consistent and artful feel”.



KEY FEATURES
  • Pacifist Metroidvania platformer: in a charming unique twist to the genre Sheepo contains no combat as such – you’re capturing these creatures to conserve them!
  • Tight platforming with silk-smooth controls. Play as both Sheepo, and the variety of creatures you come in contact with. Gameplay remains fresh as you consistently learn the moves of each creature!
  • Traverse a sprawling landscape with tons of hidden rooms and characters. Explore old mines, an abandoned mall, lush forests, the dingy sewer system, and much more.
  • 75+ hidden feathers to collect (the planet's currency), which can be spent at the last remaining shop in DeadMall.
  • Non-linear gameplay. As you explore, discover eggs, and gain more transformations. Sheepo's world quickly opens up to allow you to make your own route -Meet the locals and discover what's happening to planet Cebron.
  • Heartwarming, cute aesthetics, along with a whimsical soundtrack to accompany you in your adventures.
  • Available in English, German, French, traditional Chinese, and Japanese
ASSETS
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CONTACT INFO
You can contact us at [email protected] - we are happy to field interviews, feature requests, etc. about the game.
Top Hat Twitter: https://twitter.com/TopHatStudiosEN
Sheepo on Nintendo Switch: US Store and European Store
Top Hat Studios website and more info: https://tophat.studio/
 
ABOUT TOP HAT STUDIOS
Top Hat Studios is a niche New York-based boutique publisher whose titles include Synergia, Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story, and Potion Party. Top Hat Studios are the video game industry’s leading Kickstarter success consultants, having designed and supported campaigns for successes such as Ova Magica, Steamdolls: Order of Chaos, and Cloudscape. Having started as a genuine grassroots indie company with no external investment, Top Hat Studios now provides a holistic suite of publishing, business development, and porting expertise to indie developers and solo devs.

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