We are proud to reveal that we’ve partnered with Dear Villagers and Flying Oak Games to release physical editions of ScourgeBringer for Nintendo Switch. Blending roguelite progression and platforming with insanely fast combat, this is a modern pixel art masterpiece that pushes the boundaries of multiple genres with vicious elegance.
Take the role of Kyhra, the deadliest warrior of her clan, as she explores a post-apocalyptic world and decimates legions of ancient machines guarding the seal on her past. Use a combination of melee slashes and ranged firepower to clear each chamber you enter… or die trying. Upon defeat, you’ll be returned to the Chiming Tree, a sanctuary where you can slowly build-up permanent skills to carry into your next attempt. But can this Ordeal somehow lead to humanity’s redemption?
From the makers of NeuroVoider, this new action adventure is described as “Dead Cells meets Celeste” due to its tough but fair roguelite structure and free-moving action across hazardous hand-crafted environments. Adaptive sounds by Joonas Turner (Nuclear Throne, Downwell, Broforce) underscores the brutal ballet, giving the action a rhythmic quality when skillfully executed. ScourgeBringer is a complete experience of audio-visual cohesion, boasting 60fps performance in both docked and handheld modes on Nintendo Switch.
If you’re a novice at roguelites or just frustrated by the hardcore challenge, though, developer Flying Oak Games still has you covered! ScourgeBringer features a wide range of neat accessibility options. Slow down the speed of enemy bullets, increase health item drop rates or even activate invulnerability. Use these settings to see more of the game or just practice until you’re ready for something more intense. Conversely, speed can also be increased by up to 50% for an even greater challenge or for post-game replay value!
Preorders open with online retail partner Playasia at 11:00pm Hong Kong Time (10:00am ET / 3:00pm UK) this Thursday, November 5th. Limited Editions include the game, manual, soundtrack CD and numbered certificate in a collector’s box for only US$34.99 + shipping (only 2000 units). Standard copies will also be available at US$29.99.