Uppercut Games’ City of Brass is now available for the Nintendo Switch. The first-person adventure game is a mixture of Prince of Persia meets BioShock with a slight tinge of Montezuma’s Revenge.
The game is set within the fictional universe of Arabian Nights, following a young lad who happens upon a genie that grants him an opportunity to attain untold amounts of riches by venturing into the center of the City of Brass – a mythical city that emerges from the sand in the middle of the desert. However, there’s a catch: the adventurer only has a short amount of time to get the center before the city descends back into the desert, never to be seen again.
This creates a race against time to journey through the exotic Persian-themed structures and extravagant bazaars to reach the treasure. However, there’s another major obstruction in the way: the city morphs and changes shape, creating new pathways and obstacles to overcome, as well as streets filled with magical creatures, undead warriors, and ancient enemies. If you think skirting around danger by leaping through the alleyways is the safer bet, think again, as traps and dangerous hazards pop out at nearly every turn.
You can see what the gameplay is like with the launch trailer for City of Brass below.
As you can see, the gameplay is a mixture of parkour exploration and melee-based combat. Players will have access to a variety of different weapons and unlockable characters on the Nintendo Switch version of the game, including the knife-wielding Brigand, the spear-chucking Soldier, and the Helion, in addition to the Fool and Traveler. Each of the weapon sets center around specific play-styles that appeal to different types of players.
According to the developer, Ed Orman, co-founder and designer at Uppercut Games, he explained how they came up with the idea for the game, saying…
“After years working on the BioShock series, we’ve brought that knowledge to bear in City of Brass, which incorporates our love of hack-and-slash gameplay and mythological folklore. Now we’re happy to bring City of Brass to the Switch and introduce the Nintendo community to our world while providing existing fans a new way to play and take the experience on the go.”
The game originally came out on PC and later for the other consoles, and now Nintendo Switch owners will be able to play City of Brass at home or on the go.
You can pick up a digital copy right now from the Nintendo eShop or learn more by visiting the official website.