Mulaka brings the culture and legends of the Tarahumara people to gaming

Posted on September 3, 2017

You would be forgiven for believing that video games very rarely travel to Mexico, because it’s true. Well Mexican based developer Lienzo are hoping to introduce you to a side of Mexico that is very rarely shown in popular culture with Mulaka.

Set it northern Mexico, Mulaka follows Sukurúame, a Tarahumara shaman, as he fights back the foulness corrupting the land. Utilising Tarahumara’s renowned running prowess, you overcome platforming challenges and compete in hand-to-hand combat all while harnessing the powers of demigods to transform into an array of animal forms.

Mulaka gameplay

Ahead of their playable gameplay reveal at PAX West this weekend, Lienzo have revealed that Mulaka will miss its Q4 2017 release and has been given a slightly more vague date of Early 2018. Thankfully with this delay the team have also announced that the game will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch alongside the previously announced PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions.

The art style for Mulaka has a lovely, bright and simplistic look and I’m always a sucker for platforming world exploration. Lienzo have assured us that the game pulls from detailed research to present an authentic representation of Tarahumara culture. Embracing a colourful and intricate mythology in equally vibrant locales, language and stories will bring the culture to life for the first time in a video game.

Be sure to check out the Switch reveal trailer below. Are you excited for another addition to the Switch or will you be picking up this unique title on another platform come early 2018?