Chameleon Games’ third-person action-adventure Tamarin™ is launching September 10th on PlayStation 4 and PC. Set in beautiful Nordic scenery, Tamarin stars the world’s cutest monkey on a quest to save his family from ever-expanding insects intent on industrializing the forest that the tamarins call home.
Tamarin channels the energy of 3D platformer classics and explorative Metroidvania shooters. Explore an incredible interconnected 3D world, brimming with primate platforming and bug-splattering shooter action. Leap with the agility of a tamarin as you journey into the Northern wilderness on scenic routes through forests, fjords and mountains. Along the way you will chase mysterious electrical fireflies, discover a secret underground world of dancing ants, rescue innocent birds, and restore the tamarins’ once idyllic natural habitat.
Director Omar Sawi has brought on an all-star cast from Rare’s golden era to help execute his creative vision for Tamarin and recapture the style and magical experiences they were famous for. To mention a few, Banjo-Kazooie character designer Steve Mayles helped craft the iconic new tamarins. Diddy Kong and Battletoads designer Kev Bayliss provided character concept art. Donkey Kong 64 artist Richard Vaucher leads the art production. And Donkey Kong Country and Starfox Adventures composer David Wise tunes in with a beautiful and atmospheric soundtrack – complemented by the impactful sound effects of action-game veteran Graeme Norgate (GoldenEye 007, Jet Force Gemini, Killer Instinct).
“Tamarin is a game that’s beautiful and has a meaning, as it’s about our natural world and environmental conservation, an issue that’s becoming increasingly urgent in recent years,” said Omar Sawi, Founder of Chameleon Games. “We wanted to explore this in a fun way that combines the delightful charm of vintage 3D platformers with Metroidvania exploration adventures and classic arcade shooters. Tamarin is both a blast to play, and a reminder of what’s at stake in the real world.”
Pre-orders are available now on the official Tamarin website, and include the following bonuses:
– 10% off!
– Instant access to free Tamarin wallpapers
– Exclusive first listen to a tune from the game’s soundtrack
– Tamarin cheat codes
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