Featuring Devespresso’s signature manhwa-style, with hand-illustrated graphics by Minho Kim and a non-linear story written by T.L. Riven, Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a puzzle adventure set within a vibrant Oz-esque fantasy world. The game features a recurring time loop with unique branching story paths.
Scarlet, the protagonist and diva in the making, awakes in the realm of Glome after being flung over by a rogue tornado. She discovers an electrifying world brimming with magic, beauty, and artefacts from a mysterious bygone culture.
Her strange journey begins when she takes up the mantle of the Red Witch and leads a troupe of Munchkins through the forbidden Wicked Wood. In a world full of riddles and wonders, she encounters witches, a tin knight, talking beasts, monsters, and many fearsome creatures to overcome.
The fledgling witch soon discovers that a Recursion Hex has her reliving the same day. However, each death presents new opportunities to branch the adventure in exciting new ways. Ultimately, her decisions will lead to multiple endings.
The only way to get through the wood is by solving puzzles that require logical thinking, or by finding clues that are scattered across the wood. These come in the shapes of items, conversation with the NPCs, writings on the walls, and much more.
The initial launch will reveal the first four chapters of the game, followed by several updates including a content with additional chapters in late February. The final chapter, featuring multiple endings, will arrive with the official release scheduled for February 21st, 2021 with early access beginning on February 10th, 2021.
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