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Neo-retro roguelike Elsie, with gun-and-gun gameplay, announced for Switch

Posted on June 13, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop


Publisher Playtonic and developer Knight Shift Games have announced that Elsie, a Neo-retro roguelike containing gun-and-gun gameplay, is coming to Switch. A release window has not yet been determined.

Here’s an overview of Elsie with more details:

The world of Ekis has been thrown into chaos by unknown forces. The seaside bastion, known as the Sapir Wharf, and home of the Guardians has been attacked by a mysterious robotic army. As the last remaining Guardian of the wharf, Elsie must investigate the cause behind the attacks on her home, and the disappearance of her friends while uncovering the truth of her creation.

Shifting Domains Await

With each new run, delve into the ever-shifting domains across Planet Ekis’s gorgeous neon-drenched pixelated biomes. Each environment has its own set of challenges with unique enemies to overcome as you learn attack patterns and weaknesses.

Critical Control

Experience the evolution of classic run and gun gameplay tightly tuned into a bullet hell ballet. Dash, dive and shoot across stages full or dynamic enemies whilst performing perfectly timed precision parrying.

Augmented Action

Embrace the chaos of continually changing opportunities, making decisions about character upgrades, skills and weapons that will drastically change the feel of each run. Experiment with different playstyles and create synergies for devastating potential.

Key Features

  • Adrenaline pumping platforming with unique parry system
  • Procedurally generated runs through neon-drenched pixel stages
  • Endless synergies with dozens of weapons, skills and augments
  • Tons of replayability with hours of content and daily challenges

We’ve attached a trailer for Elsie below.

Elsie should make its initial appearance on the Switch eShop upon release.

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