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Developed by Dreadbit and published by Ripstone, Ironcast is making the jump to the Nintendo Switch this year. What’s Ironcast? Well, if you love the steampunk genre then you’ll want to check out this game! From the Ripstone site:

“Inspired by Victorian era science fiction writers such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, Ironcast is set in an exciting alternative history; a time when refined men and women in top hats and bonnets commanded gigantic walking war machines, laying waste to the enemies of the British Empire! Players take control of a 7 metre tall walking vehicle called an Ironcast. They must face off against an invading force of enemy Ironcast in order to defend 1880’s Victorian England.

Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast’s various weapons and systems. Players must choose how to spend these nodes wisely, either offensively in order to cripple and destroy their opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapons fire is due.”

Ripstone has been streaming the game on Twitch today and dishing out even more details. Here’s a summary of the information we know so far:

  • Ironcast has an estimated release date for this summer and will have a file size of 500 MB on the eShop.
  • If you’re curious about who made the soundtrack, the developer revealed that Ed Hardgrave is responsible. (He previously worked on Tearaway.)
  • HD Rumble Support is also being utilized with the game. Anything that happens on the left side will rumble with the left Joy-Con, and anything that occurs on the right side will rumble on the right Joy-Con.
  • As for play modes, there are four different ways to play the game on the Switch: handheld, touch screen, docked and with a Pro Controller.
  • The game is jam packed with 85 missions with five different types; there are seven Ironcast (mechas) with seven commanders, over 100 different passive and active abilities, eight weapons, two shield types and more. There will be many different ways to play this game, which make it perfect for binging on the go.

We’ll be reporting about information about Ironcast as it breaks. In the meantime, you can check out the trailer:


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)