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Maliki: Poison of the Past – From Comics to Video Games

Ankama, the publisher of popular MMOs Wakfu and Dofus, has teamed up with video game developer Blue Banshee to bring you an exciting new RPG adventure game – Maliki: Poison of the Past. The comic book with the same name was the inspiration for the creation of this game. It will be available on PC and Nintendo Switch. It’s a single-player adventure RPG that focuses on turn-based combat and exploration. You can pre-order Maliki: Poison of the Past today on the independent platform Kunekune.fr.

Maliki: Poison of the Past is the culmination of 20 years of existence of the Maliki comic book. The comic series consists of 8 volumes and has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide. The game is developed by the studio Blue Banshee, co-created by Souillon, the author and creator of Maliki, who adds:

“Maliki has always been a transmedia universe, with the comic book, the novel, music, and animation. Exploring it as a video game was long overdue, it just needed the stars to align (we pushed them a bit…).”

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Maliki and her eccentric family are actively fighting against Poison, a formidable plant creature that has colonized space-time. They will embark on a fantastic odyssey through the ages. Offering a unique blend of exploration, temporal puzzles, and turn-based combat full of surprises. The game will be fully localized in English.

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Maliki Key features:

  • A quirky and engaging narrative. In a world where defeated humanity clashes with invasive and vengeful natural forces, a small group of colourful adventurers attempts to restore balance to the world and save their home. But who is Poison? What is Maliki hiding? Can we pet the cats?
  • Battles of a new kind. Utilize a unique mechanic in turn-based combat: temporal manipulation! Alter the course of time to create powerful combos between allies, shift your opponents into the past, and chain your attacks by sliding them into the future!
  • A refuge outside of time and chaos. Between temporal explorations, the Domain is the ideal place to recharge your batteries. Develop your haven of peace: plant, harvest, cook, tinker, and nurture the Thousand Roots Tree that holds back time!
  • A unique graphic style. Bringing together the talents of renowned comic book artists and seasoned game creators, Maliki: Poison of the Past offers dynamic and vibrant graphics embracing the fusion of French visual culture and Japanese chibi.
  • 20 years of fabulous stories. A nostalgic journey for many readers, the Maliki comic book makes its first foray into the world of video games and offers a new entry point to easily discover its universe.

Kunekune is a brand new pre-order platform founded by prominent content creators with the ambition of supporting project creators without any speculation. That’s why the Maliki team has chosen it as a partner. Fans can visit the dedicated page on the site starting today. The game’s team will unveil many exclusive surprises throughout the campaign.

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The Steam page Maliki: Poison of the Past is live, and players worldwide can now stay informed by adding the game to their wishlist.

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