Developer Dreadbit and publisher Ripstone Games announced today that their unique puzzle strategy game Ironcast will be releasing on Nintendo Switch August 10. This marks the first time either company has released a title on the Switch.
The game first released a PC in March of 2015, before making its way to PS4 and Xbox One last year. The Nintendo Switch version of Ironcast will contain all of the available commanders and mechs present in the other releases, and will be priced at $12.99. Daniel Leaver, Founder and Designer at Dreadbit had the following to say about the Nintendo Switch release:
“I bought a Nintendo Switch at launch and I was really, really excited about the concept of the console. After playing it for the first time I desperately wanted to bring Ironcast to Switch because it felt like the perfect platform for the game.”
The game can be played both docked and undocked, and lets players use the controller of their choice, even supporting singular Joy-Con or touch screen controls. The title also has HD Rumble support.
Ironcast is set in the 19th century, and the player control the titular Ironcasts as they try to prevent an invasion of Britain. The game features roguelike elements such as permadeath, but when players complete missions they can upgrade their Ironcast. Fights are conducted with a match-three style system.
If you are curious to see the game in action, you can check out the Nintendo Switch announcement trailer below. Ironcast will bring its unique steampunk action to Nintendo Switch on August 10.