Sword & Sworcery for iPad Trailer Is Amazing, Mystifying

I don’t really know much about Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP except what the guys over at Touch Arcade have written about it here. I know it’s an iPad game with a title that is phonetically spelled like a slight speech impediment. I know it features a cigar smoking protagonist named the Archetype, a protagonist called The Scythian, and supporting characters named Girl, Logfella and Dogfella. I know it’s due out Thursday. And that’s about it.

What else do you need to know, though, that isn’t conveyed in the mystifying, absorbing and utterly gorgeous trailer above? Look at the style of it: simplistic, abstract pixel art brought to life by ultra-realistic, fluid-like motions. Something about it reminds me of Another World. I can’t wait.

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  • Don Pope

    Looks really interesting. I love the 1990 graphics.

  • D07n01r

    Sweet piece of pop culture sorcery!

  • Applegeek

    Does the animation style remind anyone else of the “IT Crowd” opening credits? All I can say is that I get my iPad on Thursday and now I know what the first app I buy for it will be.

  • iDUSCRAFT

    That looks awesome.

  • iDUSCRAFT

    This Jen, is the Internet…

  • Ictus75

    This is the coolest ad I have seen in a long time. It’s more interesting than most TV shows…

  • Michael Brown

    That’s a brilliant ad. It’s Lost’s DHARMA hatch videos meet 8-bit gaming glory. Consider me sold.

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