Catmaze to release September 9th on PS4|5, Xbox & Nintendo Switch

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2nd September 2022, Indie publisher Ratalaika Games, joins together with RedBlack Spade, to announce the up and coming release of Catmaze – a metroidvania that’s inspired by Slavic mythology.

Out on the 9th of September for  PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One,  Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch, priced at $9.99 / €9.99, secrets, magic and bounding around some enchanting settings are  only a few of the compelling challenges on offer.

A screenshot showing inside a house, with the witch speaking to a character called Veronikha.

Variety is the spice of Catmaze

Creatures from Slavic myths cautiously keep their secrets in the magical forests and dense thickets that have become home to geese, kikimora, anchutkas, mermaids and many more mysterious forms. Now is your chance to unveil secrets  where hidden paths will become visible and the road between worlds will be intertwined as you set  forth…

Go Forth – Be Brave

The player assumes the role of Alesta, a teenage witch who finds her life turned upside down after a rather hapless experience. Wanting to bring her mother back from the world of the dead, Alesta soon enlists the help of cats that form the link between the world of the living and the dead, also known as Yavi and Navi. Alesta is a character with a strong spirit,  but sadly not strong muscles, adding to the fact she does not attack monsters herself – others  do it for her. All together there  are 12 types of  creatures in the game: some hit slowly and hard, some are weak and quick and others can poison enemies or freeze them. 

A screenshot showing a crystal filled cavern, full of enemies.

Growing, Expanding Moving on

Throughout the game, you’ll explore the world that consists of caves, forest and villages to help her accomplish what initially was thought impossible. As you progress you will gather upgrades and new abilities that let you access previously inaccessible areas.  Additional  short sections of game mechanics give  variety to enhance the experience  –  ride a wolf or fly on a broomstick, this is much more fun than  solely moving all the way on our two legs!

A spooky level shown with ghosts and ominous lighting.

As you advance  through the Slavic villages facing some of the craziest, weirdest and spookiest confrontational encounters, ghosts, mean  mermaids, bad mushrooms and more!. you must be prepared for the customary end of level big bad loathsome boss confrontations, who are devious and have some clever tactics. Fear not, it’s not called Catmaze for nothing, for some cute pussies,hedgehogs and even birds will assist you!

Features and Facts

  • Use Spells
  • New Enhancements for Killing
  • High Replay Ability
  • Inventive Map to assist
  • Hidden Rooms 
  • Save Feature
  • Side Quests
  • Platforming and action feast
  • Top soundtrack
  • Story branching
  • Endearing Story and Cast

Catmaze is a pixel perfect mixture of fun and challenges to moving and jumping on mushrooms, and to deep and thought provoking puzzles within a huge play area.

About Ratalaika Games:

Ratalaika Games S.L. is a video game company focused on publishing & porting great games to the console market.