It is has been a pretty strong first year for the Nintendo Switch and the year still isn’t over. December has already seen the release of yet another first-party title in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and the indie scene has been strong all year on the Switch.
Another notable indie title is coming to the Switch and it is arriving in just a matter of days. Enter the Gungeon will be hitting the Switch in the Americas, Europe and in Japan before the year is up. Here are the dates laid out by the Twitter page.
Enter the Gungeon originally released for PC and PS4 in 2016 and saw an Xbox One release in April of this year. The game itself is a roguelike bullet hell game and has graphics reminiscent of old school SNES games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
The game itself became a hit right away once it was released and like other roguelike games, it encourages multiple playthroughs. If you “beat it” that usually means you are just getting started. If you’ve played A Binding of Isaac, another roguelike on the Switch, then you should be familiar with the formula of this game if you plan on picking it up.
Enter the Gungeon features over 200 different weapons so there’s a lot that could happen on any given playthrough. The more you play and the more you’ll end up seeing different things popping out throughout the game. Once you put some hours and completed runs into the game you’ll find yourself with ability to start saving even more characters from the gungeon.
The game has recently cracked the elusive 1 million sales mark and that number will surely grow once the Nintendo Switch release hits. Enter the Gungeon is not only a hit among fans but also from reviewers as well. The PC version of the is sitting at an 84 on Metacritic with 25 positive reviews compared to one mixed and no negative ones.
You’ll be able to look forward to Enter the Gungeon on the Nintendo Switch on December 14 in the Americas while Europe and Japan will have to wait a little longer. This title will likely be one of the last notable Nintendo Switch games to release this year. There will likely be more indie games to come next year and we also have the releases of Pokemon on the Switch and Metroid Prime 4 to look forward to in the future.
The Switch itself has started to make a name for itself with all the indie support it is receiving. The Switch version of Stardew Valley will be the first version to receive multiplayer support and The Binding of Isaac is currently considered to be the complete version since it came with all of the current DLC at launch. Although it’s not much of an indie game at this point, Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch will be becoming cross-play with Xbox One, mobile devices and Windows 10 PCs in the future.
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