Nintendo / PC / PlayStation / Xbox

First impressions of The Plucky Squire

Get ready for a brand new adventure.

So let’s break things down:

  • James Turner, designer of 22(?) Pokémon across multiple gens and the first Westerner to officially design a Pokémon, announced he had left Game Freak to start a studio with Johnathan Biddle
  • That studio is called All Possible Futures
  • He then announced their first project called The Plucky Squire

That’s a lot to happen in the space of 24-48 hours. The trailer above reveals a wonderful-looking adventure game that switches (heh) between 2D and 3D, complete with the usual adventure mechanics like shooting, slashing, and spell-casting.

I’ve always loved Turner’s art style so being able to see it in its true form is a joy to behold. I also adore the 2D/3D switch in gameplay.

The Plucky Squire is out in 2023 for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series.