Ravenlok tells the story of a young girl moving into a new home where she is pulled through a magic mirror into a fantastical, fairytale realm. Ravenlok follows the namesake protagonist’s journey as she fights to save a magical kingdom from the corruption of an evil queen, putting a twist on popular fairytale inspirations like Alice in Wonderland and classic hero journeys of self-discovery.
Ravenlok‘s recent May 2023 release marks the completion of studio Cococucumber’s Voxel trilogy, so named for its unique take on pixel art, which began in 2019 with Riverbond and culminated in Ravenlok, Echo Generation‘s stylish successor. However, Ravenlok‘s supposed end might not be as final as the ending of a trilogy might suggest. Game Rant recently interviewed one of Cococucumber’s directors, Vanessa Chia, about what the studio is currently doing following Ravenlok‘s release and what it plans to do next, including the possibility of a Ravenlok and Echo Generation sequel.
Ravenlok’s Future Update And Platform Expansion Plans
A visit to Cococucumber’s website shows the developers have been busy working on some patches and updates like localization to support its player base since Ravenlok‘s launch on Xbox Game Pass and its positive reception, picking up tons of players across console and PC during its launch week. Chia said the team is currently working on a new camera update in response to player feedback to enable the camera to move 360 degrees during boss battles. Chia added this new feature “will be coming up soon in a future patch.”
In addition to bug fixes, Chia announced the team is working to bring Ravenlok to other platforms. Although no planned date or specifics were confirmed, this may be welcome news to PlayStation or Nintendo Switch players hoping to give Ravenlok a go. Ravenlok‘s accessible, family-friendly gameplay certainly lends itself to moving well between platforms.
Cococucumber’s Potential Plans For Echo Generation And Ravenlok Sequels
Things are also looking exciting for Cocococumber with potential sequels for Ravenlok and Echo Generation on the horizon. As Chia put it,
As for future projects, we have a few ideas going on. Nothing confirmed, of course, but we have been getting a lot of feedback and interest in terms of a request for sequels to Echo Generation and Ravenlok as well now. This is something we’re definitely interested in exploring more.
Echo Generation‘s serious Stranger Things vibes may be worth checking out for anyone who enjoyed Ravenlok, since it is a predecessor in a way. A possible sequel to Echo Generation and Ravenlok may be exciting news for fans of Cococucumber’s games and their quirky Voxel art style. If either or both happens, it could be fascinating to discover what lies ahead for the games’ protagonists. Although pure speculation, Ravenlok’s journey could potentially explore other fairytale-inspired realms and how Ravenlok herself grows as a heroine on returning home.
Of course, anything is possible with video game sequels, so it will be interesting to see if the studio would look to create a new set of heroes to join the adventures in either game. Often, sequels have some shoes to fill to live up to their predecessors, but it can also be a way of branching out and pushing the boundaries further to reach new and even bigger heights.
Ravenlok is available to play now on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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