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Are you a fan of the hack-n-slash genre with a propensity for darker themed games? If you are, we’ve got some good news for you: Indie developer The Game Kitchen’s recent Kickstarter project, Blasphemous, just became a reality for home consoles, including the Switch, as announced on Twitter.


Constructed pixel by pixel, this dark fantasy nightmare takes place in a land called Orthodoxia and “combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels.” You’ll be fighting and slaying creatures that get progressively bigger throughout the course of the game, with level design that will provide you with the power to decide where you would like to traverse to next. On top of that, these dynamic levels offer players the opportunity to delve into stories — to those who are interested. And if you’re a player who wants to focus solely on the action elements of the game, worry not, for the tales don’t infringe upon your favored type of gameplay.

You can expect responsive controls, satisfying battle mechanics, smooth animations, handmade pixel art and a whole lot more with Blasphemous. For additional information and a variety of visuals showcasing the inner workings of the title, head on over to the official Kickstarter page.

If you want to get a better feel for the game, we highly recommend checking out The Game Kitchen’s latest video, which illustrates the process of creating a new boss concept for Blasphemous.


Stay tuned for more news on this intriguingly haunting game as we receive more information about its release.

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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.