Max and the Curse of Brotherhood hits Xbox One tomorrow

Press Play's charming platformer mounts a surprise December release

Well this is a bit of a turnaround. Press Play's platformer Max and the Curse of Brotherhood - tacitly expected in 2014 - will release tomorrow, 20th December, on the Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox One. It'll cost £11.99, and if 45 minutes with a preview build is any indication, should be rather good.

Microsoft has also released a set of new screenshots, revealing a number of levels. Check them out in the gallery below, and hit up my just-published preview for thoughts on why this could be the most charming Xbox exclusive. Warm colours! Family-friendliness! Sudden adrenaline spikes!

"In this cinematic adventure filled with action-packed puzzles and creative puzzle-solving, Max must confront evil at every turn in a hostile and fantastical world to save his kid brother, Felix," notes the attached blurb.

"Armed only with a Magic Marker, Max sets out on a perilous journey across deserts, eerie lantern-lit bogs, ancient temples and lush green forests to get his younger sibling back. Along the way, Max gains the powers to manipulate his environment and overcome seemingly impossible obstacles."

This trailer should fill in the rest of the picture. An Xbox 360 version is also on the way.

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