Battle Princess Madelyn is a Ghouls N’ Ghosts Homage Inspired by Dev’s Daughter

Causal Bit Games is putting its own unique spin on a Ghouls N’ Ghosts revival in the form of Battle Princess Madelyn, a retro-style 2D action platformer about a young knight princess named Madelyn who, alongside the ghost of her pet dog Fritzy, fights back against an evil wizard to saver her family and kingdom.

There are plenty of bullet point features I could rattle off right about now, but honestly the sweet story behind the game’s conception is enough to sell it:

“When Creative Director Christopher Obritsch’s daughter Madelyn wanted to be in Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, and fight “Green Head”, he said it was someone else’s game – but he could make her one that was like it. “But girls can’t be knights, Daddy. Only boys…” she said, to which he answered “Pshh…What color do you want your armor to be?”. The answer was pink 😉 And that’s how this game started. Chris’ daughter Madelyn loves the first stage of Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and makes him play it over and over because she wants to see him fight “Green head”, the Shielder boss at the end of the first stage. It’s not hard for her to twist his rubber arm, as it’s been his favorite game since it came out all those years ago.”

Fittingly, the game’s storyline is even being written by a professional children’s book author.

Battle Princess Madelyn is currently estimated to release during Q4 2017 on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Wii U, and Xbox One. In an effort to secure a Steam launch, Causal Bit has kicked off a Greenlight campaign. After hearing the inspiration for Battle Princess Madelyn‘s heroine, how can you not want to give it a big ol’ thumbs up?

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