The gory, side-scrolling, nightmarevania game from Matt Bitner Games and Hitcents, is set to release on the Nintendo Switch next week starting April 26th on the Nintendo eShop. The game will be available for $12.99.
The game originally came out in 2017 with some fair praise from the Steam gaming community for its old-school, throwback design schemes and unforgiving challenges.
The core game features 70 different enemies to blast through in single-player or cooperative multiplayer modes. The game sports procedurally generated levels along with unlockable content.
The Switch version of A Robot Named Fight sports double the amount of collectible items, more power-up and weapon synergies, along with better balancing. You can see what the gameplay is like with the trailer below.
As you can see, the game is chock full of nightmare fuel that appears to be combination of a bad LSD trip through the fiction of David Cronenberg and H.P. Lovecraft.
You’ll have to battle your way through the grotesque structures of hewn flesh that will attempt to rip, tear, spit, splice, and split you open in every which way imaginable.
With the permadeath feature present, it means you’ll have to fight smart and utilize every single power-up and ability at your disposal.
Unlike the other games it’s based on, such as Super Metroid and Castlevania, there are a number of acrobatic abilities available so you can dodge, jump, and slide under attacks to avoid getting hit.
The game reminds me of a mix of Super Metroid meets Gunforce meets Cyberlip. If you’re into the whole super-gory 1980’s schlock, but combined with the Metroidvania gameplay aspects found in classic 16-bit titles, you’ll want to keep an eye on A Robot Named Fight.