Even with the ever evolving graphics that are part of the videogame universe, the need for 8-bit driven titles is real for gamers of all ages. The critically acclaimed PC title Odallus: The Dark Call, developed by indie studio JoyMasher, is set for a PS4 and Xbox One release this spring. Nintendo Switch owners will be able to download the title on February 8 with a 20% discount launch for a limited time.
The title has gamers playing Haggis, a battle weary warrior who enters the fray once again to rescue his son from Darkness. Along with boss battles, the action platformer has over eight hours of gameplay, 50 plus enemies, eight levels and, of course, 8-bit graphics. Growing up in the 1980s, 8-bit gaming was a big part of my life, and games like Odallus: The Dark Callpays loving homage to that era while also attempting to carve out a path of its own. I’ll be reviewing this title on either PS4 or the Xbox One, but if you’ve already played the game (or want to comment on the trailer), we would love to hear your thoughts!
The Fall, the acclaimed sci-fi noir that was released in 2014, is headed to Nintendo Switch’s eShop on May 10. The storyline has players taking on the role of ARID (Armoured Robotics Interface Device), the artificial intelligence behind a combat suit. With the human pilot rendered unconscious, ARID must navigate through a mysterious and dangerous environment while trying to find a way to keep the pilot alive and kicking. Along with its shadowed and haunting aesthetic, the title is infused with puzzle solving and side-scrolling action moments
“I can’t wait for Nintendo Switch players to finally experience TheFall,” said Creative Director and Over the Moon Founder John Warner. “For those players that enjoyed The Fall Part 2: Unbound, this is where it started. For everybody else, now you have two deep, narrative sci-fi experiences to dive into.”
Being awarded “Best Story” by the gaming site Giant Bomb is also a notch in the cap for The Fall, so expect a ton of Switch users to gravitate to this title as soon as it comes out. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Now in Steam Early Access, the visually arresting 2D brawler Fantasy Strike will be released this summer (exact date tbd). This debut will coincide with its debut on the PlayStation 4 console and PC.
“Fantasy Strike is the perfect fighting game for Switch,” said David Sirlin, lead designer of the title. “The Switch is a take-anywhere console, so fighting games would be great on it if not for how notoriously difficult they are to control Usually, playing a fighting game on a JoyCon would be tough, but Fantasy Strike is designed specifically for that. Detach the JoyCons, give one to a friend, and you can play a deep, strategic fighting game anywhere.”
During the latest patch, professional voice acting and facial animation for all 10 characters, along with a new Team Battle mode, have been added. Sirlin Games has also combined its own network tech with GGPO networking to give players a more seamless gaming experience. We’ll be reviewing the game in the coming months (possibly on the PlayStation 4) so stay tuned for our coverage!
Lumo, an acclaimed isometric platform adventure, is hitting the Nintendo Switch in October via Rising Star Games. Along with being available via Nintendo eShop, a physical retail release is also planned.
If you grew up on such iconic isometric adventures/puzzler’s like Dig Dug, then Lumo should be up your ally. With over 400 rooms and six mini-games to unlock, the title promises a ton of gameplay (especially since this title offers its share of challenges). Playing a tiny wizard with a big hat, gamers must navigate their way through icy floors, avoid fireballs, and also use a bit of their intellect to advance from one difficult room to the next. Since a part of Lumo’s appeal is its throwback feel, the game is a perfect release for the Nintendo Switch.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!!