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Gunlord X launches for Switch this month

Posted on May 8, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Thanks to a listing on the eShop, we finally have a release date for Gunlord X. It’ll be out on Switch digitally starting May 22.

Gunlord originally came to the NeoGeo and Dreamcast. For the Switch edition, new content and features have been added.

We have the following overview and trailer for Gunlord X:

Welcome to Gunlord X – A vastly improved Gunlord port coming to Switch in 2019!

This game features 11 stages of exciting 2D game play with over 60 unique enemy types. Blast yourself through giant landscapes, explore caverns and reveal all secrets!

The critically acclaimed platform action game Gunlord developed by NGDEV in 2012 comes back to the Switch in 2019. The game received an intense “Hi-Bit” overhaul for modern game consoles in a widescreen format. Additionally new boss enemies and extended stages were added.

Here’s a quick overview feature list:

– Significantly increased level size of the later levels offering new secrets and challenges.

– 4 new boss enemies

– Added a completely new horizontal jet pack stage

– Permanent continue and shortcut/level warp unlocks by collecting all big diamonds in stage.

– Auto save and level select features (you can revisit already beat stages at any time)

– Accomplishments screens and statistics screens for speedrunners

– Limited enemy respawns to essential enemies.

– Added Newgame+ (for speedrunning and new secrets)

– Increased the viewport to widescreen

– Improved viewport scrolling

– Scanline/RGB CRT TV shader

– Increased sprite/particle effects

– Added alpha blending special FX (Hi-Bit “32-bit” style)

– Added parallax scrolling elements

– Added new music tracks

– Improved controls (direct control over the 360° snake beam with R Stick)

– Optional modern twin stick controls (control movement and shooting direction independently)

– Fully customizable controls

– Improved difficulty curve especially on bosses

– Rebalanced weapon powerlevels

– Added a new power shot weapon

– Stable 60 fps in both docked/undocked mode

– HD rumble

Gunlord X will cost $9.99 on the Switch eShop.

Source: Switch eShop

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