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Adrien Agreste: Global Marathon (Japanese: エイドリアン・アグレスト:グローバルマラソン) is an upcoming platform video game distributed by Nickelodeon Interactive Games, developed by Konami, co-developed and published by THQ Nordic for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows currently set for release worldwide in late 2017. It will be the latest title in the Adrien Agreste series, returning to the more open ended, exploration-based gameplay previously featured in Adrien Agreste 64 and Adrien Elemental series.

Gameplay

Adrien Agreste: Global Marathon rivals Nintendo's newest Mario game Super Mario Odyssey. The game puts players in the role of Adrien Agreste as he travels across various lands related to the Raleighopolis. The game returns to the freeform, exploration-based level design previously featured in Adrien Agreste 64 and Adrien Agreste Elemental series. The game also features levels inspired by real-world locations such as "Charlottesville", inspired by Anaheim, California.[1][2][3] Adrien and his friends will ride on a ship named "Marondome".[4] Adrien retains several of his classic platforming techniques, such as homing attack, dash, wall-jumping and ledge-grabbing. A new feature of the game is Adrien's ability to throw a portable spring, which he can use like a spring, allowing him to reach higher ledges or cross long gaps and Adrien's new ability to throw his cat cap, which he can use like a cool boomerang.[1][5]

Development

Adrien Agreste: Global Marathon was first teased when Nintendo released the announcement trailer for the Nintendo Switch on October 20, 2016.[6][7] The game was fully announced at the Nintendo Switch presentation on January 13, 2017, with series creator Shigeru Miyamoto stating that the game would "go back to the roots", appealing to a more core demographic than the more recent "casual-friendly" iterations of the Adrien series.[8][9][10] Shortly after, gameplay footage was provided at a Japanese presentation.[11]

Further details and public demos will be unveiled at Nintendo's presentation at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 in June, where Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé stated that players would be allowed a "hands-on perspective" of the game.[12][13][14]

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