Josh Journey: Darkness Totems gets a Release date

Josh Journey: Darkness Totems, a hand-drawn co-op beat’em up game, launches October 6 on Steam and consoles



QUByte Interactive is pleased to announce the release date of Josh Journey: Darkness Totems, developed by Província Studio. The game is set to launch on October 6, 2022 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/Series X|S and Steam.

The Province World is infested by the nightmare monsters from the Dream World. The Darkness Shadow, the entity that controls the Dark Side of Dreams, are sending his creatures and implanting Darkness Totems to control the four main provinces: Wind, Water, Desert and Industrial. The main objective of our heroes is to fight against these evil forces, destroying the Totems to bring peace and harmony to their World.

Josh Journey: Darkness Totems brings four heroes into this adventure! Each hero has unique skills, to attack face to face, using sword or hammer, or to attack from distance, using magic or gunfire. You can choose between one of them during a local co-op gameplay with your friends or play with all of them while in a singleplayer game session.

Meet the heroes:

Josh, the Swordsman, uses the wind element. He has great dexterity, favoring quick, decisive strikes and the ability to quickly navigate his environment. He is particularly capable in aerial combat.

Melina, the Sorceress, uses the water element. She is a slight twist on the arcanist archetype, having impressive, long-ranged projectiles and diminishing her foe’s capacities. She adds to that powerful crowd control capacities, and optional support powers.

Farquol, the Nomad, uses the earth element. He is a tough hero who is part of a mystical and tribal community. His strikes, however, tend to be slower and harder to hit, packing a larger wallop as a counterpoint.

Z.O.Z., the Multitask Robot, uses the fire element. He presents a wide range of skills, such as explosive long-distance projectiles and bombs, that sways between violent means and the smart usage of props and hazards.


Josh Journey: Darkness Totems is the first game being released by Província Studio. Games like Golden Axe, Chrono Trigger, Zelda and Castle Crashers are inspirations. Josh Journey is a combination of all those gaming atmospheres. A journey of exploration and fun!


Game Features

– Swap heroes quickly during gameplay, providing massive combos in battle!

– All characters with traditional 2D hand-drawn animation!

– Build ability board to make special attacks during the battles.

– Explore beautiful and big environments with great parallax in different provinces, like Wind, Water, Desert and Industrial.

– A huge cast of cute and creepy enemies with different behaviors and attacks.

– Epic battles against bosses.


Josh Journey: Darkness Totems is currently in Early Access on Steam. A free demo is also available for PC.

You can check it out here (Wishlist it!): Josh Journey Steam Page

The full game launches October 6 on Steam, PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Series X|S.

About QUByte Interactive

QUByte is a Brazilian Game Developer and the largest Latin American Publisher on consoles. Our goal is to develop the industry through Porting and Publishing partnerships making games available to a broader audience on all major platforms, so they can realize their full potential.

About Província Studio

Provincia is a studio specialized in illustration and animation from Brazil created by brothers Guilherme & Iuri Araújo. They´ve participated of the International Summer School Program in Character Animation in GOBELINS, l’école de l’image, Paris/France (2012).

Besides, Provincia Studio produces independent projects like games and animated short films that participates in many festivals and events over the world like Anima Mundi (SP/RJ – Brazil), Encounters (Bristol – United Kingdom), ANNY Animation Nights (USA) and Short Film Corner/Cannes Festival (France) with awards on Berlin Short Film Festival (Germany), LAFA (Los Angeles Film Awards) and US Hollywood Int´l Golden Film Awards.