Gee, it sure is boring around here. But don’t worry, your favorite YouTube poop source material is back! In a sense. Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore is published by Limited Run Games and developed by Seedy Eye Software. It releases this year with the iconic CD-i style of painterly settings, campy voice acting, and nutty 2D animation.

After You Scrubbed All The Floors In Hyrule, Then We Can Talk About Arzette

Zelda CD-i

If you don’t know, Arzette is the spiritual successor of two Philips Interactive Media games. Philips acquired the Zelda rights from Nintendo and created three games, Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon in 1993, and Zelda’s Adventure in 1994. The first two are most well-known today for the memes they spawned in the 2000’s.

What further contributed to the games’ internet status was lack of funding and time. The trippy animation style, comical acting, and frustrating gameplay all heightened its notoriety. The third game features live-action but is just as janky. Despite what people may think, the Zelda CD-i series is not canon in the Legend of Zelda franchise. Golly!

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Arzette Gameplay

Arzette is an action adventure game featuring traditional animation. You play as the titular character on a quest to save the kingdom of Faramore from the demon tyrant Daimur. Along the way you’ll fight wacky enemies, collect powerful equipment, and liberate the locals.

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Arzette Voice Actors

Hold on. Why is Arzette the spiritual successor to the CDi Zelda games? Based on the trailer’s footage, it really hearkens to the prequels. The look remains faithful to the style: exaggerated character animation and colorful models. The hand-drawn low-poly animation even has the aliasing along the characters’ linework.

Production even hired Rob Dunlavey who worked on the CD-i series. Arzette promises to feature at least one Dunlavey background in every area. Jeffrey Rath and Bonniejean Wilbur return for new voice performances that are sure to excite. Like Dunlavey, they worked on the previous games.

Let’s hope the actual game functions are more intuitive. I’m sure there’s room for improvement after nearly thirty years since the original CD-i releases. With that said, oh boy! I’m so hungry, I could eat an Octorok! So where can I get Arzette?

Arzette? The Jewel? Of Faramore? It’s Yours My Friend!

Arzette Shopkeep

As long as you have enough “rubies.” Squadala! We are off! Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore is available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

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