The Forbidden Arts Releases on August 7th



SAN FRANCISCO – July 18, 2019The Forbidden Arts, the action adventure platformer from Stingbot Games, will bespell Nintendo Switch and Xbox One alongside its exit from Steam early access and PC/Mac 1.0 release on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. A PlayStation 4 release will arrive in Q4 2019.

Explore a magical world where secrets are hidden around every corner. Lead Phoenix, a young man who discovers the flame within and embarks on an adventure to learn more about himself and his greater purpose in life while fighting off an evil greater than any the world has ever known.

Inspired by both western and eastern cultures, Phoenix’s world, Chora, possesses a diverse set of biomes including snowy fields, dim caverns, giant beehives, treacherous swamps and more. The Forbidden Arts combines suspense and comedy in a remarkable narrative illustrated in a vivid art style and set to the melodic sounds of an acoustic guitar.

“Our main goal is for players to immerse themselves within Phoenix’s story while focusing on tight platforming action,” said Sterling Selover, founder, Stingbot Games. “Everyone goes through a journey of self-identity and discovery that can be pretty tough, especially when you’re alone. The Forbidden Arts walks through that process with a bit of magic and a hell of a lot of action to keep you on your toes from beginning to end.”

The Forbidden Arts will be available via the Nintendo Switch eShop (worldwide minus Japan and Korea), Microsoft Store (worldwide minus Korea) and Steam (PC and Mac worldwide) for the regular price of $14.99 at launch. It’s currently available on Steam early access for $12.99 until the full launch and can be pre-ordered on Nintendo Switch at 15% off the regular launch price.

The Forbidden Arts supports English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Hungarian, Russian, Japanese and Italian.

For more information, please visit The Forbidden Arts official website and follow Stingbot Games on Twitter and Facebook.


About Stingbot Games

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stingbot Games is an independent game development studio with an insatiable thirst for creating fantastic and unparalleled gaming experiences. The team finds inspiration in retro classics and modern masterpieces alike.



Article by Susan N.

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