Watch 12 adorable minutes of The Swords of Ditto

The Swords of Ditto [official site] is a beautifully illustrated cartoon RPG from Onebitbeyond, the new studio created by Stealth Bastard’s Jonathan Biddle. It promises a unique, whimsical adventure for each hero you create, along with co-op shenanigans. Take a look at the 12-minute gameplay demo below.

It looks a lot like a co-op Legend of Zelda by way of Adventure Time, with dungeon romps, puzzles and plenty of monsters waiting to be smacked around by tiny adventurers. Weapons range from the expected, like swords and bows, to the weird, like golf clubs and vinyl records. And while they can be used to take out monsters, they can also help solve puzzles. Along with weapons, you’ll be able to collect stickers that can be used to enhance your gear and beef up your diminutive but stalwart hero.

There’s a legacy system that calls to mind Rogue Legacy, though The Swords of Ditto is taking a different approach. Onebitbeyond say that each hero’s adventure will be unique, and their deeds will resonate after they are gone. So if your hero dies, a century passes and the world changes, potentially becoming more dangerous, but your next hero will retain all the experience earned by their predecessor, as well as their items if the corpse can be found. Each new adventure can be tackled however you see fit, too. Quests can be accepted and dungeons delved in any order you fancy.

And if you missed it during all the chaos of E3, here’s the announcement trailer again.

It’s due out in early 2018 and is heading to Steam and GOG.


  1. Babymech says:

    “Sorry, That’s For RPS Supporters Only”

    • Ghostwise says:

      The entire home page briefly was.

      I am confident that, in the end, commenters will blame Ubisoft for this. Or EA. Or The Suits.

    • cardigait says:

      [Sorry, only RPS Supporters can see this answer]

    • caff says:

      As an RPS supporter, I fully support the supporting of blocking non-supporters being blocked by making all non-supported content supported.

      (Only joking, I believe non-supported content should remain non-blocked for non-supporters so that the supported and non-supported content remains free for all supporters and non-supporters).

  2. Legion1183 says:

    A Switch release would also be cool ;) Co-op would work great with the Switch’s controllers, either playing on the Switch itself or docked for playing on a TV.

  3. Suits says:

    Looks like Ittle Dew artstyle

  4. MajorLag says:

    Not sure the game is up my alley, but damned if it doesn’t give some good trailer. If they get really successful and spin off a cartoon, I think I’d watch it.

  5. TheAngriestHobo says:

    Okay, that resurrection animation is adorable.