Steel Assault getting a physical release on Switch
Posted on February 10, 2023 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch
Limited Run Games announced today that it is preparing a physical release for Steel Assault on Switch.
Two versions will be available: standard and collector’s edition. If you go for the collector’s edition, you’ll receive extras like an acrylic standee, pin, soundtrack, and art card set.
Steel Assault originally made it to Switch in 2021 as a digital release. Find some information about it below.
The late 2030s were the era of radiological warfare. The Second Pacific War saw the debut of the thorium bomb: a radiation dispersal weapon which caused almost no visible destruction, but which could render entire cities uninhabitable for several years, preserving their resources for specialized robotic units to sweep in and pick them apart (while their human populations fled or died off).
America’s cities were decimated. One man rose to rule over the ashes: Magnus Pierce, a famous inventor and roboticist turned army general. His regime began a large-scale purge of all its real and suspected enemies, including protagonist Taro Takahashi’s parents. Taro grew up to be a core member of the Daybreak Resistance, an underground insurgency led by Hans Albrecht and Sonia Singh. In early 2046, General Pierce’s soldiers started refurbishing and deploying old nuclear, military, and robotic tech, and they started restoring the power grids of various abandoned cities which they now moved to occupy. You, Taro, are sent to investigate…
- Fast-paced 2D platforming: Dynamic, fluid sidescrolling combat with a stylish moveset and tons of enemies / bosses to fight
- 16-bit post-apoc style: A beautifully fleshed-out sci-fi world, rendered in detailed pixel art and backed by fiery synthesized tunes
- Unique zipline action: A new twist on classic grappling-hook mechanics, opening up fun movement possibilities
- Classic structure: No aimless wandering, straight-line corridors, or design-by-algorithm. Just hand-crafted stage-based action
Those interested in securing a physical version of Steel Assault for Switch can pre-order the game starting on February 17. Limited Run Games will have everything here.