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Nov 03, 2023

Metroidvania spin on “A Christmas Carol” with Ebenezer and The Invisible World is out today

From Press Release:

SAN FRANCISCO — Nov. 3, 2023 — Ebenezer and The Invisible World, a hand-drawn Metroidvania fantasy reimagination sequel to Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story, A Christmas Carol, from Orbit Studio and Play on Worlds, is decking the haunted halls on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam today.

After his transformation in A Christmas Carol, the once miserly Ebenezer Scrooge decides to dedicate himself to the people of London. Now a benevolent figure lending a hand to those in need, Ebenezer receives a strange warning: a Dark Spirit conspires to plunge Victorian London into chaos. As the only one with eyes open to an invisible world of spirits, Ebenezer answers the call and braves a whirlwind of sinister specters.

Unfortunately, phantoms are far from the only threat looming in London. The Malthus family, led by greedy industrialist Caspar, now threatens the city. While the workers of London stand their ground protesting the inhumane practices at the Malthus Factories, Caspar plans to crush the vulnerable working class underfoot with the help of his imposing Malthus Private Guard.

Explore interconnected levels brimming with Holiday splendor. Race through the snowy streets, confronting ghastly poltergeists with supernatural abilities. Brave the haunted halls of the Asylum, reach for the stars in the celestial London Observatory, confront the most fearsome phantoms in the Necropolis – the ghostly axis point – and infiltrate the ominous Malthus Factory, Caspar’s future-tech center of power.

Along the way, Ebenezer receives a little help from some ghostly friends, each with their own tales to tell and awesome spectral powers to call upon. Summon an array of spirits, including Caspar’s early childhood friend and soldier Eric Fellows, daring mountaineer Victoria Peak, and dedicated watchmaker Saki Tokei, each offering special abilities to aid in both combat and traversal.

Wield powerful weapons from the spirit realm, like ghost swords and spooky whips, and unlock buffs and upgrades with raw materials. Solve puzzles, uncover long-buried secrets, and take on quests to help both supernatural and totally natural friends in need. Fend off towering bosses and discover secrets across a detailed, hand-drawn Metroidvania map, all set to original musical compositions and scores inspired by themes of the Victorian era and Christmas.

“We are proud to have created an interpretation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that has never before been done in the 180 years since the story’s original publication,” said Carlos Martin, Founder at Play on Worlds. “We can’t wait to see fans of Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story join Ebenezer on an adventure to save London in Ebenezer and The Invisible World.”

Ebenezer and The Invisible World is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam with English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified) language support. For more information, visit the game’s official website, follow the team on FacebookTwitterInstagramReddit, join the community on Discord, and search for #EbenezerGame on social media.