17-Bit have confirmed that Galak-Z: Variant S will receive its delayed Nintendo Switch release this week.
Galak-Z: Variant S was originally due for release last month at a price-point of $9.99. It will now be released alongside Galak-Z: Variant Mobile – which comes to iOS and Android – on July 12, 2018. It will be free to download and includes micro-transactions.
The game is a sci-fi action-RPG roguelike that was first released on PC and PlayStation 4 in 2015 under the moniker, Galak-Z: The Dimensional. It was very well received, and if we cast our failing minds way back, we recall a fascinating GDC talk on the game’s mathematically created dungeon design.
Jake Kazdal, CEO and founder of 17-BIT, said in a press statement:
“Our mission has always been to provide a first-rate gameplay experience for players of both platforms. We are glad to announce that in continuing to optimize and fine tune the game as well as launch program, we have made both games free to all players.”
We had some hands-on time with Galak-Z: Variant S at this year’s E3, and thought it performed well and looked sharp. We’re not entirely sure how the Switch version differs from the original release, but some new content is promised.
Galak-Z: Variant S joins an already packed week of Nintendo eShop releases.
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