Adventure RPG Maliki: Poison of the Past announced for Nintendo Switch and PC

Publisher Ankama and developer Blue Banshee have announced Maliki : Poison Of The Past, an adventure RPG based on the French comic series. It is set to release for Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam), but no release date has been stated.

An announcement trailer, details, and screenshots can be found below, via Ankama.

Ankama, the publisher behind Wakfu and Dofus MMOs, is proud to announce with video game developer Blue Banshee, the upcoming release of the RPG adventure video game Maliki: Poison of the Past on PC and Nintendo Switch.  Inspired by the comic book of the same name, Maliki: Poison of the Past is a single player adventure RPG with a focus on turn-based combat and exploration, available for pre-order today on the independent platform

Maliki: Poison of the Past is the culmination of 20 years of existence of the Maliki comic book, with its 8 volumes selling over 300,000 copies worldwide. The game is developed by the studio Blue Banshee, co-created by Souillon, the author and creator of Maliki, who adds:

"Maliki has always been a transmedia universe, with the comic book, the novel, music, and animation. Exploring it as a video game was long overdue, it just needed the stars to align (we pushed them a bit…)."

Players are invited to join Maliki and her eccentric family in their epic battle against Poison, a formidable plant creature that has colonized space-time. They will embark on a fantastic odyssey through the ages, offering a unique blend of exploration, temporal puzzles, and turn-based combat full of surprises. The game will be fully localized in English.

Key Features

A quirky and engaging narrative - In a world where a defeated humanity clashes with invasive and vengeful natural forces, a small group of colorful adventurers attempts to restore balance to the world and save their home. But who is Poison? What is Maliki hiding? Can we pet the cats? 

  • Battles of a new kind - Utilize a unique mechanic in turn-based combat: temporal manipulation! Alter the course of time to create powerful combos between allies, shift your opponents into the past, and chain your attacks by sliding them into the future!
  • A refuge outside of time and chaos - Between temporal explorations, the Domain is the ideal place to recharge your batteries. Develop your haven of peace: plant, harvest, cook, tinker, and nurture the Thousand Roots Tree that holds back time!
  • A unique graphic style - Bringing together the talents of renowned comic book artists and seasoned game creators, Maliki: Poison of the Past offers dynamic and vibrant graphics embracing the fusion of French visual culture and Japanese chibi.
  • 20 years of fabulous stories - A nostalgic journey for many readers, the Maliki comic book makes its first foray into the world of video games and offers a new entry point to easily discover its universe.

Kunekune is a brand new pre-order platform founded by prominent content creators with the ambition of supporting project creators without any speculation. That's why the Maliki team has chosen it as a partner. Fans can visit the dedicated page on the site starting today. The game's team will unveil many exclusive surprises throughout the campaign.

The Steam page Maliki: Poison of the Past is live, and players worldwide can now stay informed by adding the game to their wishlist.

Maliki: Poison of the Past