Publisher: Snowcastle Games
Developer: Snowcastle Games
Release Date (US): 2018-03-08
Site Ranking: #25
Type: Turn-based RPG (#4)
Tags / Compare to: Crafting, Fantasy, Random-Encounters
Game File Size: 3.6GB
Players: 1 Player
Game Length (Avg): 14 hours ($1.71 / hour)
eShop: eShop Page
Website: Official Website
Twitter / Hashtag: @snowcastlegames
Reddit: Reddit Community
ESRB: E 10+
Views: 1837 (16 today)
OpenCritic Score: 77.1 (Based on Switch Reviews)
Updated Friday May 18, 2018 07:17:49 AM:
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EARTHLOCK is an adventure RPG inspired by the classic 3D RPGs of the late 90's, with a fresh take on turn based combat and character progression.

Enter a beautiful world haunted by its fateful past and join a party of unlikely heroes on their journey to rescue Amon's uncle from an ancient cult and uncover the secret of EARTHLOCK.



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SwitchRPG Staff Reviews

Earthlock Review by Meatballsub
Posted on March 12, 2018 (1281 Views)


A Classic RPG, Finally on the Switch - Earthlock: Festival of Magic Review - via

The care and attention to detail by Snowcastle Games shows in Earthlock. It's a lovingly crafted world and one that I can't wait to see from.

[Beyond PlayStation] Earthlock Review | via

Earthlock is a colorful and fun homage to the JRPG of ages past, refining the formula by adding many of the gameplay mechanics of this decade. The team at Snowcastle Games have improved on their original release, giving us a meaty adventure that is fun from start to finish and which you should definitely check out on Nintendo Switch.

[Review] Earthlock (Nintendo Switch) via Miketendo64

Earthlock is a true indie gem that has come a long way in such short time.

Review: Earthlock (Switch eShop) via Nintendo Life

An indie adventure with a lush world, fun characters, and enjoyable battles, Earthlock brings the soul of PS1-era JRPGs to the Switch with excellent results. Inconsistent dialogue and notable load times are among its few missteps, but as a package, it captures the appeal of the epoch wonderfully. If you're looking for a fresh-feeling JRPG that still calls back to the classics, this is a lovely choice.

Review: EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic via VGProfessional

Now available on Nintendo Switch, Earthlock: Festival of Magic is neither a good nor a bad game, but still a rather solid effort from Snowcastle Games to create a unique JRPG influenced by the 1990s titles in the genre.



March 23, 2018 02:14:48 PM
So apparently this is a remake of a game they released for PC from what I am gathering. It looks interesting, I read Meatballsub's review which further enticed me to research the game and the game systems seem like they would merit a really great game, but it's also been said that there are periods of just sheer boredom and poor pacing. This might be a game I wait for a sale on.
March 21, 2018 06:54:37 AM
@JoshuaJSlone fair point. The majority of PS1 RPGs used prerendered backgrounds, but there were many PC and a select few N64 RPGs that were fully 3D at the time.
March 21, 2018 06:28:39 AM
I often see this compared to "classic 3D RPGs of the late 90's", but man, how rare it was for them to actually be full 3D rather than having your characters walk around on prerenders.
March 21, 2018 06:16:46 AM
I love the aesthetics of this game! I've never been an Indie fan but something is changing inside me wih the coming of the Switch.
March 19, 2018 07:16:14 AM
@Septimus Woolf while I don't necessarily disagree with you, are you referring to Earthlock: Festival of Magic (old) or Earthlock (new)? I do agree with you to an extent either way.
Septimus Woolf
March 18, 2018 06:54:29 PM
I played the first half of this game an de not very much happened. It's quite empty for a game of this genre
March 8, 2018 06:48:45 AM
Be on the lookout for a SwitchRPG review of this game soon!
Phillip Pinyan
March 2, 2018 09:45:26 PM
I did some research into this game a few weeks back, and I’m so excited for it. The transparency of the devs about its release is both entertaining and needed in the industry. I love they call this the should-have-been version!
March 2, 2018 04:13:24 PM
I love the look of this game! It is moving up my wishlist fast.

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