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The action-packed mobile sci-fi franchise Galaxy on Fire is heading to Switch, publisher Deep Silver has announced. The third game in the series is being ported with the new title Manticore: Galaxy on Fire, and this Switch version will have a few changes to suit the platform. Check out the new trailer and overview:


The game is set in the Neox Sector of the Galaxy where the player is recruited as a pilot by the mercenary carrier Manticore. The crew of the Manticore is investigating an intergalactic conspiracy behind a cataclysmic event known as “The Shattering” that has caused much suffering in the Sector. With the fate of the galaxy hanging in balance, the player faces off against vicious space pirates, rival mercenary outfits and cut-throat mining companies to bring the culprits to justice. Throughout the story-based campaign, the player flies unique space ships, fights deadly enemies and faces over 30 bosses in a handcrafted game world with more than 35 unique locations.

The mobile version of the game received some criticism for its micro-transactions, but a recent AMA on Reddit has cleared up a few concerns. It will be a standalone purchase with a reworked upgrade path, plus a re-designed HUD and more open level design. The game will also run at 1080p 60fps while docked and at a native 720p 60fps in handheld mode.

Manticore: Galaxy on Fire will release on the Nintendo Switch eShop this March 22nd.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.