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Polish your sceptres and mount your finest steed: Legendary internet sensation Kingdom is set to conquer new lands on Nintendo Switch today!

Garnering a cult following of loyal subjects ever since its royal release back in 2015, Kingdom: New Lands is a 2D side-scrolling roguelike where would-be rulers don the crown of Kings and Queens laying dominion over a wild and mystifying kingdom. That description, unfortunately, does the game a terrible injustice, as its captivating concept doesn’t fit snugly in any known genre’s box. In the end, the less that’s said about Kingdom the better, as discovering its many secrets and the sense of accomplishment that comes with figuring out its subtle gameplay mechanics is crucial to preserving its many mysteries. I will, however, continue to gush over the game’s breathtaking pixel art, complete with a fairy tale color palette and iconic sense of fantasy wonder I can’t wait to immerse myself in.


Dare I say, I’m possibly more excited to jump in on some medieval mayhem than learning how to get a Metroid to crawl. Blasphemous, I know!

What say you, peasant child? Will ye be joining me in crafting the finest kingdom to ever grace the gods? Sound off in the comments!

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.