Some of the very monochrome stages in Dokuro
GungHo Online Entertainment America announced this evening that one of their inaugural titles for the Playstation Vita platform, Dokuro, is now available for download free of charge to those who reside in North America and are part of the Playstation Plus subscription program. This promotion will run until the 27th August 2013 and will grant gamers access to what I think was one of the more charming and enjoyable platformers of 2012.
Dokuro is a action-puzzle-platformer game that uses the PlayStation Vita’s Front Touchscreen and Rear Touch Pad to enable players to manipulate the game’s environment and transform the game’s diminutive protagonist between two forms – a nimble skeleton and a dashing prince – in order to solve a variety of puzzles in his quest to help an innocent princess escape the Dark Lord’s fortress. The key to Dokuro’s victory lies in his ability to manipulate his surroundings to protect the Princess, as she continuously moves forward throughout the game’s stages in her attempt to flee the fortress. In order for Dokuro to succeed, players must use both his skeletal and hero forms to approach and tackle the various puzzles. He will have to brave lethal hazards such as spiked pits, doom-bringing saws, scorching flames, and all manner of deadly, demonic beasts.
Read my review of Dokuro from last October HERE.