Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, the gorgeous indie 2D platformer from developer Black Forest Games, originally made its downloadable debut on the PC in October as part of Steam’s Greenlight service. Soon, the sisters will also be making the jump to Xbox Live Arcade, as it was recently announced that bitComposer has secured publishing rights to the game and will release it on Microsoft’s service sometime next spring.
Additional details can be found in the following press release:
bitComposer announces Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
Eschborn, December 5th, 2012: In the coming year, bitComposer Entertainment AG has something special in store for retro platform game fans. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a new adaptation of the 1980s classic. Created by the German development studio Black Forest Games, which is Spellbound’s successor company, the game will be released in spring 2013 for Windows-PC and Xbox Live Arcade.
Not only are some of the developers of the original hit “The Great Giana Sisters” on board with Black Forest Games for Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, but the legendary Chris Hülsbeck is back as producer for the soundtrack, too.
In Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, the player accompanies the two very dissimilar sisters on a journey to a fantastic world in which the sisters’ different abilities are the key to solving puzzles and defeating terrible monsters.
Giana transforms herself with lightning speed to solve puzzles or make use of special abilities. With each transformation, her environment changes and only players who skillfully apply the right strategy can complete tricky levels and defeat nasty end-bosses.
Optically and acoustically, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is built on the latest technologies: Vivid colors and astounding graphics, paired with a wonderful soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck, promise a unique platform game adventure.
You can find more information about Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams at www.gianasisterstwisteddreams.com and at www.bitcomposer.com
Our own Chaz Neeler reviewed the PC version of Twisted Dreams and gave its gameplay high marks. Hopefully the game will make a smooth transition to the 360. There’s also the possibility of a PS3 release, as the game’s original Kickstarter mentioned the possibility for a version on Sony’s console, but there has been no official word on that one so far.