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Ahead of its release on Switch later this month, the story-driven action/stealth side-scrolling RPG Dex has received a new batch of footage. Watch the gameplay below.

Dex will be available for Switch via the eShop on July 24.

Dex is a game we covered way back in the day. The story-driven action/stealth side-scrolling RPG was funded on Kickstarter, with a Wii U version included. Although it’s probably safe to say that we won’t be seeing Dex on Nintendo’s older console, it will be getting a release on Switch – and very soon at that.

A listing on the eShop reveals that Dex is making its way to Switch on July 24. QubicGames will be publishing on behalf of developer Dreadlocks.

Here’s some information about Dex as well as a trailer:

QubicGames has announced several new games for Switch. Dex, Door Kickers, Good Night Knight, Real Boxing 2, and Godfire: Rise of Prometheus are all slated for the console.

Here’s a rundown of each title:

Dreadlocks shared some good news and bad news about the Wii U version of Dex via a Kickstarter update.

First, the studio said that it temporarily halted development on Wii U due to reassigning “human resources to more urgent tasks.” However, work on this edition will resume at the start of May. Additionally, Dex is still coming to Wii U before the end of 2017.

Dreadlocks wrote on Kickstarter:

“The development of WiiU version has stopped for a while because we had to re-assign our human resources to more urgent tasks. But it’s only temporary and works on WiiU will continue on beginning of May. We’re still aiming to release it this year.”


Dex footage

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Dex initially launched earlier this month, with the Wii U version planned for the near future. Take a look at what it has to offer through the following gameplay video:

Dreadlocks has readied a new trailer for Dex, its side-scrolling, open-world cyberpunk RPG. Take a look at the video below.

After initially launching last year, Dreadlocks is now focusing its attention on bringing Dex to new platforms. Of course, that includes Wii U.

Dex is nearly ready to debut on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but the Wii U version is due out later. It’s not all bad news though, as Dreadlocks is planning “new features which will take full advantage of the console’s unique aspects and capabilities, such as the GamePad or Miiverse.” The studio believes Dex’s “definitive version” will be on Wii U.

As written in a Kickstarter update today:

“As for the Wii U version, it will come after the PS4 and Xbox One versions, but for good reasons: we are adding several new features which will take full advantage of the console’s unique aspects and capabilities, such as the GamePad or Miiverse. We can’t tell you more just yet, but we’re all very excited about what will be the definitive version of the game!”


Dreadlocks has determined a more specific release window for the Wii U version of Dex. In a Kickstarter update, the studio said that the game can be expected on the eShop sometime during Q1 2016.

Dreadlocks spoke very positively about working with Nintendo and the Wii U in general. This version “will feature some unique functionalities”, according to the developer.

Here’s what was shared in the Kickstarter update:

“Both the Wii U and Ouya versions are still very much in development and our target release window is Q1 2016 (possibly Q2 for Ouya). We realize that this is later than first anticipated, and that those of you waiting for these versions to play Dex are getting impatient. The main reason for the delay is that we decided to work of the Enhanced Version of Dex to improve several aspects of the game, based on the feedback we received following the release. The console versions will of course include all those changes (and more), so our development schedule was significantly shifted as a result.

Nintendo has been extremely helpful and delightful to work with, and we’re very excited about the Wii U version, which will feature some unique functionalities, more of which we’ll detail in the coming months.”

Because of the fairly long wait, Kickstarter backers who pledged for the console version will receive a free Steam key so that the game can be played as soon as possible. The console codes will still be distributed next year as well.

You can read up on the full Kickstarter update here.

Giant Bomb has uploaded another half hour of footage from Dex. View it in the video below.

YouTube user “Akwartz” shared an hour of Dex footage today. You can watch the full video below.

Dex launches on the Wii U eShop this summer.