Shio is available now on Nintendo Switch

A lot of great fast-paced action platforming for you to enjoy!

Coconut Island Games, the developers behind their award-winning platformer Shio, have now released the game on Nintendo Switch! Shio’s special twist on the classic side-scrolling design is all about lanterns. They are more than just decoration however, as these floating lights let you chain jumps in midair in gravity-defying combinations, extending your range to let you explore the farthest reaches of the world and master intense tests of skill and reflexes.

The only enemy in Shio is the environment, and it’s more than enough to deliver a serious platforming challenge. Throughout the four chapters of your adventure, you’ll encounter new lands that introduce their own unique themes, weather patterns and obstacles to overcome, including fierce winds, raging fire and heavy fog. There’s a number of hidden rooms to discover that will help shed light on the sad tale of Shio’s mysterious masked man. The game has a variety of key features, the likes of which include:

  • Original side-scrolling platform game:
    Jumping from lantern to lantern has never been more challenging. The only enemy in “Shio” is the environment, and it’s out to stop you at any cost.
  • Meaningful game environments:
    The game is divided into four chapters, each with its own mood and weather. Weather greatly affects the challenges that you will face.
  • All kinds of traps:
    You will find many various traps and obstacles along your path. The key is to learn how each one works and to be familiar with them enough to successfully explore the world.
  • Background music:
    What’s a game without music? Music is front and center in “Shio” with original music composed individually for each chapter.
  • Sad and mysterious story:
    The main engine which drives you to continue challenging yourself and overcome obstacles in the world of “Shio” is the story of the masked man. Nobody knowns exactly what happened to him and why he insists on keeping silent.

Be sure to head over to the Nintendo eShop where you can find Shio for £9.49 /$12.99.