By Steve Baltimore / September 18th, 2023
Terra Alia, the mysterious and magical language discovery RPG is coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 11th, 2023. The game is coming to us from 30 Parallel and publisher Boombox Games, and merges the art of linguistics with sci-fi abilities. Words are power in this this magical realm. Players will investigate the disappearance of a missing mentor by learning magical spells using 10 different real world languages.
Here is more about Terra Alia from the press release:
In a world wracked with insatiable greed for magic and technology, Professor Esperanto stands as a bastion of justice and equality, fighting for all beings’ fundamental right to access the arcane arts. The influential master has extended an invitation for you to be under her tutelage to study sorcery, but before arrival she suddenly disappears without a trace.
Only her beloved mystical droid companion, Falco, and a piece of an enchanted stone remain in her stead. Hunt down the five remaining pieces of the stone, each encoded with hidden messages from the Professor, to uncover the truth of her unexpected disappearance.
Choose a native tongue and grasp the local language to cast commanding spells, unlock powerful abilities, and solve perplexing puzzles. Discover Falco’s unique combat abilities amidst battles with ancient deities, evil robots, malevolent mages, and the occasional aggressive academy students. Traverse the realms of Terra Alia and encounter mythical races like dwarves, elves and orcs. Assess their character, but know that even the seemingly kind may have ulterior motives.
Utilize a variety of defensive and offensive vernacular in one of 10 languages at a time including American English, French, Italian, German, Castilian Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese to shape the future of this fantasy and techno-fuelled world.
A 24-page comic book extension of Terra Alia: The Language Discovery RPG, written by award-winning author Sylvain Runberg (best-known for his adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series read by more than a million avid comic readers), will release its first chapter for free alongside the Nintendo Switch launch on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023. Follow five underprivileged teens across a techno-magical tale of inequality, survival, and bravery.
“Learning doesn’t always have to be top of mind while playing Terra Alia,“ said Philippe Erwin, CEO, 30 Parallel. “Becoming familiar with another language is just a bonus when you’re discovering the magical world of Terra Alia!”
Terra Alia: The Language Discovery RPG launches on Nintendo Switch on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023, and is currently available on Steam. For more information on Terra Alia, check out the official website, follow developer 30 Parallel on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, and join the official Discord community.
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