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Prison City, side-scrolling shooter, coming to Switch

Posted on November 8, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Prison City

Original (8/4): Prison City is in development for Switch, Retroware and Programancer have confirmed. While it will initially appear on Steam this month, the goal is to have it ready for Nintendo’s console soon after that.

Prison City is a dystopian, action-packed side-scroller that has players taking on techno-terrorists. It comes with customizable gameplay and difficulty, a Boss Rush mode, and more.

Here’s an official overview:

Prison City is an action-packed side-scrolling shooter where players use chakrams and grenades to battle through various levels, defeat bosses, and uncover hidden upgrades. The game features customizable gameplay and difficulty, a ‘Boss Rush’ mode for players to compete for the best time, and an excellent retro soundtrack by Raddland Studios.

Prison City is packed with nods and homages to classic action movies and games from the 80s and 90s, including iconic one-liners, memorable characters, and familiar gameplay mechanics. Fans of the action genre will feel right at home.

Players will fight their way across an entire city, grappling through eight or more zones that range from sewers and factories to nature preserves. Each zone presents its own unique challenges, from environmental hazards to powerful bosses that will put your skills to the test.

The crime-ridden and crumbling city of Detroit was evacuated in 1995 and became an impenetrable mega-prison. In the present-day (of 1997) an evil group has infiltrated and seized control. Former cop Hal Bruzer is called back from retirement by his mentor, “The Chief,” to take down the ‘Techno-Terrorists’ and their appointed Wardens… to hopefully, bring the ‘spirit’ of Detroit back!!

…best part of the game?? You can TALK TO A DOLPHIN

We’ve attached a trailer for Prison City below.

Switch Announcement

Update (11/8): Prison City now has a confirmed release date of November 16, 2023.

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