The Shapeshifter physical Game Boy cartridges ship this month
Another day, another Game Boy cartridge on its way to consu-- wait, what?
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For some time now, retro-minded indie developer Green Boy Games has been producing new games for the original Game Boy hardware and its compatible successor hardware. The Shapeshifter, the latest in the studio's line of games, is finally available in digital form and the physical cartridges are due to start shipping on July 15.
In The Shapeshifter, players assume the role of Elliot, a boy who meets an elf and embarks on a quest to save the elven world. To do so, he'll change form to become various animals as he explores a strange world.
Included in the game's physical edition are a pocket guide, a collector's coin, protective packaging and even a Code Wheel of the sort that used to ship with old PC games. This should be the first time such an extra has been included with a Game Boy title, even though it took an unlicensed release to make that happen.
Official game features include:
The SHapeshifter appears to be the sixth game from Green Boy Games, following the prior release of Where is my Body?, Micro Doctor, Lunar Journey, Submarine 9 and Leo Legend.
You can preorder the first-edition release of The Shapeshifter from the official site for €49.01 EUR, using PayPal. Which, if you've been anxious to find another new Game Boy game to play, sounds like it might not be the world's worst idea. It's not like there's a lot of competition at this point...
Staff article by Jason Venter (July 05, 2021)
Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.
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