|The Lost Legends of Redwall: The Scout Act I - Lilygrove|
Described as a "stealth-adventure game", The Scout is the story of a young mouse warrior-in-training who is forced to flee to Redwall Abbey when the Mossflower Woods village of Lilygrove is attacked by Scumsnout the Wearet and his crew of sea rats. Act I consists of five levels.
Check out the Redwall Wiki's first look at the game.
The Scout Act I was originally scheduled for Early Access release on Steam on September 28, 2017, but it was delayed to December 18, 2017 for legal reasons. The title released in Early Access with a 40% discount at $8.99 for the first week, lasting through December 25, 2017.
On July 27, 2018, the game moved from Early Access to Beta. On September 14, 2018, it was officially released at a $14.99 price point.
On December 10, 2018, the soundtrack was released to streaming platforms.
On June 28, 2019, The Scout Act I was released on Xbox One.
On July 8, 2019, The Scout Act I was released on PlayStation 4.
On February 5, 2020, Soma announced a major overhaul of the game, with major graphics and performance improvements.
On April 9, 2021, Soma again revealed a major overhaul of the game, so that it would "look and feel" like the remaining acts of The Scout. Bugs were fixed, the first two levels were restructured, and visuals were updated.
A whimsical adventure game based on the bestselling Redwall books. Set in the winter-shrouded wilderness between Lilygrove and Redwall Abbey, Liam or Sophia must race for help from the raiding rats under Scumsnout the Wearet's command.
The events of The Scout play out along the ancient, but now altered, course of the mighty River Moss. What was once a wide river is now the sunken bed of a seasonal creek that that runs east-west between Redwall Abbey and the Great South Stream that feeds the swamps south and east of Salamandastron. The player must find a way through the confusing snow-covered channel punctuated by occasional hedgerows, ancient stone walls, scattered shacks, and the few-and-far-between hearths of friendly woodlanders.
The Scout is best understood as a stealth-adventure game set in the winter before the Summer of the Late Rose. It tells the story of a young mouse who is driven to Redwall Abbey when sea rats raid the peaceful village of Lilygrove. The events of The Scout play out along the ancient, but now altered, course of the mighty River Moss. What was once a wide river is now the sunken bed of a seasonal creek that that runs east-west between Redwall Abbey and the Great South Stream that feeds the swamps south and east of Salamandastron. The player must find a way through the confusing snow-covered channel punctuated by occasional hedgerows, ancient stone walls, scattered shacks, and the few-and-far-between hearths of friendly woodlanders.
Along the way there is untold adventure to include (of course) feasting, fiddling, and even a few fisticuffs as we meet Valo Scrimpaw, the mysterious stoat who lives in the Winsome Wraith, Scumsnout, the murderous wearet, and a mysterious, ghostly assistance when all seems lost.
Sophia Ryemaid, a new recruit for the Lilygrove Scout Corps, and the fiancé of fellow Scout Liam Rivermouse, begins her official training at a course located right outside of Lilygrove. Sophia completes a series of challenges and tasks to prove she is ready to be a Scout. Upon Sophia's graduation, Lilygrove is attacked by rats led by Scumsnout the Wearet, throwing the village into chaos.
Sophia heads towards Lilygrove to light the village's lighthouse and alert other nearby towns that they need help, but a large crew of sea rats steadily makes their way towards the village as well. She escapes into the Lilygrove Catacombs, where she sneaks past sea rats to find an injured and poisoned Liam captured by Scumsnout. Sophia calls out to Scumsnout in an effort to distract him, and the villain soon gives chase through Lilygrove. Sophia reaches the top of the village Lighthouse and successfully lights it, calling in reinforcements from all across Redwall country. However, just as she relishes in her victory, Scumsnout appears and throws her from the Lighthouse.
- Tussa Pawsnettle - Kailey Bray
- Ichabod Cornsilk - Jason Caits-Cheverst
- Sister Edelweiss - Debbie Collins
- Sparrowblade - Joshua Cookingham
- Thomas Beechwhite - Alexander Doddy
- Belladora Ivywain, Whiprider - Lizzy Hofe
- Bloodwhelp - David Lowe
- Dorabella Ivywain, Daisymace - Carla Mack
- Greybones - Stephen R. Planalp
- Coyle Twiddlebin, Fraybie Nutworth, Swingpaw - Richard Reed
- Brother Jethro Barleyrow, Robin Springhunter, Scumsnout - Bill Russell
- Liam Rivermouse - Austin Schmidt
- Brother Willport Dewhile - Michael Slusser
- William Barleyrow - Madeline Slusser
- Toothrip - Andy Smith
- Sophia Ryemaid - Hannah Tuttle
- Thornfist - Dominic Tuttle
- Laban Rushwittles, Rootsworth Rushstalk - Malk Williams
- Groggrasp - Alexander Wilson
Steam Early Access & Early Releases
With Steam Early Access of the game, players could expect a "single subterranean demo level to give players exposure to the core game mechanics in this stealth-adventure game where the player must navigate and safely pass a set of AI rat enemies who are searching for the player."
The Early Access release included a look at two levels: Old Moss Creek and Flight to the Lighthouse, a developer sandbox, and the Redwall Abbey Gatehouse library. Old Moss Creek later became a level in The Scout Act II, although significantly different from this demo.
The first version of the game contained a completely different starting level. Hilltop Camp contained three challenging courses that players had to complete before progressing: Tussa's Obstacle Course (navigation using the Wayglass), Fraybie's Stealth Maze (hiding from fake rats), and Laban's Scent Caves (using the scent functionality). The 2021 refresh eliminated these courses altogether, and added a training cave at the beginning that features aspects of them, as well as a soup ingredient finding challenge.
- Early Access file size: 1601 MB
- Full release file size: 5.2 GB (6.19 GB Xbox One, 6.42 GB PS4)
The game was developed using Unity, Blender, 3D Coat, Gaia, and SpeedTree.
- The Lost Legends of Redwall: The Scout Act I on Steam
- The Lost Legends of Redwall: The Scout Act I on Xbox One
- The Lost Legends of Redwall: The Scout Act I on PlayStation 4
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