For fans of old-fashioned indie platformers, take note: Kaze and the Wild Masks is releasing on the Nintendo Switch on March 26th. Developed by indie Brazilian studio PixelHive, the game looks somewhere between Sonic the Hedgehog and Donkey Kong Country in terms of design and feel, featuring a trio of masks you can wear to gain special powers. Straight from the press release:

 

In Kaze and the Wild Masks, you journey through the Crystal Islands in 90’s classics platformer style. Play as Kaze and save your friend Hogo from a curse that spread chaos around the islands. Face enraged living vegetables by invoking the powers of the Wild Masks. Pounce ferociously like a tiger, soar through the sky like an eagle, sprint fiercely like a lizard and rule the sea like a shark.  

 

You can check out the game’s announcement trailer from a couple years ago for a better look:

 

 

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