Grindstone Gets a Surprise Release Today on Nintendo Switch
The former Apple Arcade hit Grindstone is heading to Nintendo Switch today with a surprise release after the latest Indie World Direct.
As one of the first titles released for Apple Arcade, Capybara Games’ Grindstone made a big impression with its unique spin on the puzzle game genre. Like its name implies, Grindstone mixes in some action-based hacking and slashing to a traditional mobile puzzle game, and while iOS owners have been able to play the game for over a year, the Apple Arcade title is finally making its way to other platforms with a Switch launch today.
During the latest Indie World Direct broadcast, Nintendo officially announced that Grindstone will be available for Switch owners today, bringing the hit mobile game over to consoles for the first time. Towards the end of the Indie World showcase, Nintendo gave a look at the Switch version in motion to show how the mobile game was adapted while keeping its addicting gameplay intact.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Grindstone is from the makers of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, and Critter Crunch. The core gameplay revolves around players chaining together attacks on enemies and building up combos to score points all while acquiring loot and working their way up Grindstone Mountain. The game features over 200 levels and a huge assortment of items and gear to collect, making for an experience that should keep players busy.
Additionally, the game also features a Daily Grind mode with new challenges to complete and to keep players coming back for more. The game also has a heavy emphasis on leaderboards and encouraging players to replay levels to improve their score, and giving motivation to compete against friends and other players from around the world.
Grindstone is available now on Nintendo Switch and iOS.