Metallic Child getting a physical release on Switch in Japan with English support, pre-orders open
Crest and Studio HQ are planning a Switch physical version for the roguelike action game Metallic Child in Japan, the two companies have confirmed. Fans will be happy to hear that English support is planned.
Here’s more on Metallic Child:
Having started this game, you accidentally connected with the android “Rona” who is seeking help in the Universe.
Controlling Rona, who is unable to move on her own, you helped her in fighting against the rebellions of man-made robots in the space laboratory “Life Stream”.
With the use of various weapons and core abilities in defeating huge enemies, you are getting closer to the truth behind the rebellion.
You are the only one who can help her.
―Are you ready?
- Roguelike Action – To help Rona’s mission, you must make good use with numerous weapons and items, as well as the surrounding equipment. Each weapon has their own unique skills, using the weapons skillfully and mastering the powerful grasping technique, you will be able to participate and enjoy the high-tempo battles. Also, we have prepared various difficulty levels for players, so that even those who are not good at roguelike genres and action games can enjoy this game
- Epic Boss Battles – Defeating the boss to get the “Core Jam” which carries enormous amount of energy. Over 10 types of boss will appear in the game, each of them possesses spectacular unique skills. Obtaining the jam after defeating the boss, allows you to acquire their skills as well!
- Various Cores – Various features are hidden within the energy-containing ball “Core.” Rona can acquire new powers through eating (?) other robots! Depending on the core to be installed, Rona’s performance will also change correspondingly, so try fighting your enemies with different strategies in every battle!
- Story and Quests – You can control Rona remotely after connecting with her. Help Rona and solve the unfolding massive rebellion in the Life Stream. Meet various people with Rona, and uncover the truth hidden in the Life Stream!
Metallic Child is finally releasing in September. At least for now, it will be digital-only in the west. However, we at least now know that Metallic Child will have a fully-supported English physical version thanks to its Japanese release.
You can pre-order and import the boxed edition of Metallic Child on Play-Asia here. It will fully work on any Switch system regardless of region.