Today, developer Lab Zero — who you may know as the team behind Skullgirls — announced that alongside the previously announced PS4, Xbox One, Mac, Linux, and PC, its 2D action RPG Indivisible is making its way — both digitally and at retail — to Nintendo Switch.
Whether or not the game will take advantage of any of the Switch’s unique features — such as HD rumble — isn’t quite clear at the moment.
As we have previously covered, Indivisible is a 2D action RPG said to be inspired by classics like Super Metroid and Valkyrie Profile, but with the unique character, world, and gameplay depth Lab Zero has become known for.
In the game you play as Ajna, a girl raised on the outskirts of a rural town by her father. Described as a good-natured tomboy with a rebellious streak, Anja was brought up to be fair-minded and tough, and is trained in martial arts.
Following the attack of her hometown by local warlords, Ajna is said to discover a mysterious power — the power to absorb certain individuals called Incarnations — into her being. These unique Incarnations can not only be summoned into battle to fight alongside Ajna, but also grant her new weapons and abilities.
Gameplay wise, Indivisible is a side-scrolling platformer: where Ajna can run, jump, crouch and dash. Meanwhile, the game’s battle system more specifically is said to be inspired Valkyrie Profile’s, but with more depth according to the developer.
For those not familiar with the combat in Valkyrie Profile, each character in your four-person party is mapped to one of the face buttons. Tapping this button will make that character attack. Together, your party is basically one customizable fighting game character that can unleash many different types of combos depending on who you mix and match.
However, unlike Valkyrie Profile, Indivisible’s battles will not be strictly turn-based, but more active, where characters can attack any time they have actions available.
In addition to the RPG gameplay, Indivisible also features a deep storyline inspired by southeast Asian and other world mythologies, Lab Zero’s trademark feature-quality 2D hand-drawn animation, a soundtrack from legendary Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta, and an opening animation by popular anime studio TRIGGER.
The game is notably 20-30 hours long and will launch on the above mentioned platforms simultaneously sometime in 2018. A new trailer accompanied today’s announcement: you can check it out below: