With an all-star team of industry development veterans behind it, chances are Chameleon Games are going to be on to a bit of a winner with Tamarin, and so the news that the game will be coming to Xbox One in 2020 is hugely exciting.
Tasking us with saving nature in an exploratory platformer that is suitable for all ages, Chameleon Games have confirmed that their third-person action-adventure Tamarin is now in full development for Xbox One, with a release in 2020 planned.
Set across a landscape of beautiful Nordic scenery, Tamarin stars the world’s cutest monkey, as he heads out on a quest to save his family from ever-expanding insect horde who are intent on industrializing the forest that the tamarin call home. Channelling the energy of 3D platformer classics, all whilst mixed with some explorative Metroidvania shooting moments, Tamarin will see you able to explore an incredible interconnected 3D world, brimming with primate platforming and bug-splattering shooter action.
You’ll have the chance to leap with the agility of a tamarin as you journey into the Northern wilderness, taking in scenic routes through forests, fjords and mountains. But you won’t be alone, and 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 of game developers, from studios such as Rare, to help execute his creative vision for Tamarin. 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. 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).
“With Tamarin I wanted to make a game that’s both fun to play and says something important,” said Omar Sawi, Founder of Chameleon Games. “Our planet’s ecosystem is facing the most serious challenges it ever has, and I wanted to make an exciting and inviting game that gets to the heart of this issue. By releasing on Xbox One, we’ll be able to bring Tamarin to a whole new audience, which is good not just for us at Chameleon Games, but to anyone who cares about this beautiful planet.”
Make sure you check out the announcement trailer for Tamarin on Xbox One below. We’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date with the development process as the weeks and months advance.