The two protagonists names are Swordie and Shep, with the former convincing the shepherd to join them on their adventure. Swordie needs to be held by someone but that’s really as far as their input goes as Big Green Pillow aims to make players feel like the sword is wielding the person.
Shep has no useful skills to bring to the table other than a pair of functioning hands, so it’ll be up to Swordie to take care of everything that stands in their way. Whether that’s slicing down enemies, solving puzzles, unlocking doors or crossing perilous rivers.
There are 12 levels to swing your way through alongside the same number of skills to unlock to enhance Swordie’s prowess. There are also numerous side quests and challenges to beat that can be found scattered throughout the world with the rewards including cosmetic items that will allow players to customise the two heroes.
Discussing the game, Big Green Pillow Creative Director and Founder Andre Rodrigues said: “Slash Quest’s hero, Swordie, is simultaneously man’s best friend, a noble crusader, and a nifty kitchen utensil.”
He added: “We think players will have a blast mastering all of Swordie’s ubiquitous, ever-surprising purposes.”
Slash Quest is available now over on Apple Arcade, a subscription service that costs $4.99 per month. For more information on other games that are available in its extensive library, check out our dedicated hub page.
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