pQube have released a new trailer for developer Joysteak's musical platformer Songbird Symphony. The trailer is a great look at the variety of levels, but also underlines the role that other characters play in the levels.

Songbird Symphony, for those unfamiliar, is a puzzle platformer with musical elements running throughout. Levels feature other insects and animals which need helping out, as well as rhythm puzzles, each one adding to the music of the level. The biggest stand-out for the game however is the showdown/boss-fights which are large song sequences, each unique, which challenge you to face off against creatures. These are wonderfully executed songs, and the entire sequence is animated beautifully.

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I've had a soft spot for Songbird Symphony since first discovering it in the middle of last year. There's an alpha demo rattling around for PC which includes a good fifteen minutes of gameplay and a few song battles which can be started from the menu. If you've got a PC and are curious, it's well worth a look.

Here's the current features list for the game:

A wonderful fable
In this journey of self-discovery, Birb will come across dozens of cheery denizens with joyful and bubbly animations. Fly your way across areas rendered in beautiful pixel graphics as you learn more about the tales of the forest.

A platformer with a musical twist
Come to the aid of the creatures of the forest to find hidden musical notes scattered across the levels. Your good deeds will release extra layers of beats that will blend harmoniously with the soundtrack, bringing further the atmosphere of the world to life.

Exciting rhythm battles
Learn new notes as you engage in catchy musical segments that will challenge your rhythmic skills. Join the choir and press notes in synchronization with the music to sing along!

A vast map packed with secrets
Lead Birb across interconnected levels bursting with life and hidden areas to uncover. Pick up feathers along your way and find their owner to discover myriad of secrets and the lore of this magical world.

Songbird Symphony will be releasing for Nintendo Switch on the 25th of July. Looking for the latest news on upcoming games? We have a section for that.