During the first week of September we brought you three different trailers for a very promising upcoming platformer from FredBear Games called Spirit Roots. Besides its really attractive visuals, I loved the premise behind Spirit Roots, which goes a little something like this: “Long ago, the planets of a small star system waged war against one another for a hundred years, to the point that only a fraction of each planet remained. Everyone decided that they’d better stop all that fighting before they wiped each other out completely, so in a very clever move they decided to stitch the fractions of each planet back together into one complete planet and made a pact that no one from any fragment could ever cross the border into the other fragments. Surprisingly this wacky idea worked and the survivors of the wartimes lived in harmony until one day the planet fragments started to separate. The only way to figure out what was going on and save this piecemeal planet was for one inhabitant to break that cardinal rule and venture out into the other fragments." Here’s that story being told via a lovely cinematic trailer, followed by a brand new gameplay trailer.
While originally planned for a release in October, obviously that time has come and gone and it appears Spirit Roots needed just a wee bit more time in the oven before becoming fully baked. We won’t have to wait too terribly long however, as today FredBear Games has announced that Spirit Roots is available for pre-order right now and has an expected release date of January 28th, 2019. It always feels so far away seeing “2019" on anything, but guys we’re just a few days away from it being December. Where does the time go!? If you’re interested in the pre-order thing, you can do so by clicking this link here and if you do pre-order you’ll save yourself a dollar off the regular price of the game, which will be $4.99. Oh, and did I mention Spirit Roots will be a fully premium game with no IAP? Gotta love that. So whether you pre-order or wait for the regular release, now is the time to get excited to get your hands on Spirit Roots in just a couple of months.