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The latest trailer reveals the Blossom Tales 2 release date, plus a sneak peek at some of the game’s bosses.

Blossom Tales 2 – or Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince, to use its full name – is the follow-up to 2017’s Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King.

On the face of it, it’s a 2D action RPG in the Legend of Zelda mould, and when you scratch beneath the surface? It’s a 2D Zelda homage all the way down. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, right? We all love classic, Link’s Awakening/Link to the Past era Zelda, and Blossom Tales very much scratches that itch.

The sequel is again developed by Castle Pixel, but Playtonic Friends – the indie label’s third-party publishing arm – takes over publishing duties from FDG Entertainment for Blossom Tales 2.

And the latest trailer for Blossom Tales 2 reveals not just the game’s release date (August 16) but also gives us a brief look at some of the game’s bosses.

A mad scientist called Dr Hekyll, a pirate named One-Hook Willy, and a vampire called Vlad? Looks like The Legend of Zelda isn’t the only point of reference here; we’re borrowing ideas from everywhere, from Robert Louis Stevenson to The Goonies.

Blossom Tales 2 launches on PC and Nintendo Switch on August 16, 2022.

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