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Apr 27, 2023

Nordic folk tales inspire horror with Bramble: The Mountain King, out today for PC and consoles

From Press Release:

Manchester, UK – 27th April, 2023 – Today publisher Merge Games and developer Dimfrost Studios are excited to reveal grim adventure Bramble: The Mountain King’ is out now on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch! The launch is a significant moment for both Merge Games and Dimfrost Studios as the partnership marks the first inhouse publishing deal for Maximum Entertainment, demonstrating the powerhouse talent within the group.

‘Bramble: The Mountain King’ draws on the powerful creatures and rich fables of Nordic myth to spin a unique tale of one boy’s courage in the face of sinister creatures and maddening darkness.

“We’re thrilled to finally bring the stunning but treacherous world of Bramble: The Mountain King to players worldwide,” remarked Luke Keighran, Managing Director of Merge Games. “Partnering with Dimfrost Studios, a key internal development studio within Maximum Entertainment Group, it has been an absolute pleasure and to watch this creation grow into something truly special. Bramble is a journey that will test players courage, wit and sanity. We can’t wait to see their reactions”

Physical versions of Bramble will be available at all good retailers from tomorrow, including Signature Edition Games!

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Bramble has generated incredible support from the community with over 178 million views for #BrambleTheMountainKing on TikTok, as well as hundreds of videos and streams capturing player reactions to the unnerving twists and turns of Olle’s harrowing adventure.

“The amount of passion, dedication, and creativity that has gone into ‘Bramble: The Mountain King’ is truly remarkable,” commented Josua Mannebäck, Studio Director at Dimfrost. “As a team, we’re proud and excited to show what we have done and introduce the world to Nordic folklore. We have found our identity with Bramble and laid the cornerstone of the studio to move on to bigger and more ambitious projects.”

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Inspired by the Nordic folk tales of Dimfrost Studio’s Swedish heritage, the dark adventure has regularly featured as a top trending game worldwide since the launch of its first demo on Halloween 2022.

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Take on the role of Olle, a young but brave boy, called by fate to adventure through the unsettling yet stunning environments of Bramble to rescue his sister from the clutches of beasts.

Dwarfed by the sprawling world around him, navigate a sinister world of monstrous beasts and the contagious dark of the woods. Decipher friend from foe on a hair-raising journey of suspense and survival… you can save your sister, but can you save yourself?

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Key Features:  

  • Traverse the sinister world of Bramble on an emotional journey to find your sister
  • Unravel dark secrets and discover what lurks in the depths of your mind as you fight for courage
  • Beautiful art encapsulating story-driven gameplay with immersive cinematic moments
  • Encounter mythical creatures such as Näcken, the Skogsra, trolls, gnomes and more
  • Explore a sprawling landscape of tremendous heights and plunging depths inspired by Nordic nature

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Physical versions will be available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S for only £29.99 / $34.99 / €34.99 and on Nintendo Switch for £34.99/$39.99/€39.99 from tomorrow!

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Bramble: The Mountain King is developed by Dimfrost Studios and published by Merge Games. Fans can buy now on Steam!

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