The upcoming leap year day won’t just see the release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth as Super Rare Games, and Bynine Studios has announced Cavern of Dreams is heading to the Switch the same day on February 29th. The game is described as a love letter to early-day 3D platformers that new audiences can dive into by experiencing Cavern of Dreams‘ “colourful, family-friendly 1990s platformer vibes” of the Nintendo 64.
Cavern of Dreams is inspired by collectathon games like Donkey Kong 64 and Banjo Kazooie, as the game will see players finding a bevy of collectables, including 40 eggs, mushrooms, and cards, alongside a nostalgic soundtrack. The upcoming Switch release has a bit of influence from Spyro The Dragon as well, with the main character, Fynn, a young red dragon on a quest to rescue the eggs of his yet-to-be-hatched siblings, which will be found throughout four worlds via the game’s main hub.
Cavern of Dreams is set to launch on Nintendo Switch consoles on February 29th, but if you can’t wait that long, the game is already on Steam since its October 19th, 2023 launch, which we reviewed.
“It feels like Bynine Studio created a labour of love with Cavern of Dreams. Whether it’s the worlds you explore or the characters you meet, it all comes together in a charming late-90s package. If you’ve spent countless hours with a console like the N64 in your lifetime and enjoyed some of the heavy-hitter 3D adventure classics from that era, this game will be right up your alley. Just like those games, this one has some less-than-perfect edges, but it’s all part of the appeal and reason a game like this exists in the first place,” David said in our Cavern of Dreams review.
For those who want to play it handheld on Stream Deck, compatibility for the title on the PC handheld is currently labelled as “Playable.”