Thorium Entertainment has announced it is bringing its own action-adventure roguelike UnderMine into Nintendo Switch next month.
The game has been downloaded 600,000 occasions on Steam and Xbox Game Pass, and puts you in the role of a”foolhardy peasant” who will stop at nothing to find their luck in a dark and dangerous mine.
It’s an intriguing assumption, and one that is made even more attractive by the fact that UnderMine’s founders clearly owe a small debt to the traditional 2D Zelda collection, at least concerning presentation.
As you can see in the trailer, a few of the characters sport Link-style outfits, they perform a comfortable pose when amassing important items, blow up walls with bombs as well as game an eerily similar animation when they fall down a pit. It is all done with tongue firmly in cheek, obviously, along with the demonstration in general seems fantastic. The loot-grabbing gameplay and also roguelike components make it stand out of Nintendo’s famous show, even if it does discuss some visual and technical similarities.
“Ever since we published our first Early Access version, the query our lovers kept asking was when is it coming into Switch?’ Releasing a game on a Nintendo platform is a dream come true, and we anticipate new enthusiasts joining the horde this February!”
UnderMine now holds a 9/10 evaluation on Steam, which certainly bodes well. Our pals over at Eurogamer went hands with the Steam variation and described it as”a fresh version of Zelda on SNES… when Zelda were restricted to a dungeon”. It starts on Thursday, Feb. 11th on Switch, and will cost $19.99.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — January 28, 2021 — UnderMine, the action-adventure roguelike brimming with keys from developer Thorium Entertainment, strikes it rich with a release on Nintendo Switch on Thursday, Feb. 11, after over 600,000 players enjoyed the game on Steam and through Xbox Game Pass.
With pickaxe in hand and bravery in mind, command a foolhardy peasant bent on delving into a mysterious mine in search of untold riches. Fight against the dangers awaiting in the darkened depths. Venture through the lowest reaches till that commoner meets their doom, then send the next unfortunate soul to recover their gear and plumb further into the caverns.
Use bombs to blow up rocks and walls to unearth secret passages, accumulate valuable gold until the slimy Pilfers assert it, and rescue prospective allies deep inside the mine. Fight the devious dungeon denizens all the way to the end of each level where room-filling bosses stand between the fearless miner and their aim.
Get creative with every new run, desperately scavenging ability-granting relics, potions with magic effects, treasure, and other items, hoping that the following run goes more smoothly than the last. Make the challenging decision to hoard gold to the following descent or invest the hard-earned cash on valuable items or useful upgrades.
Master the mines, then seek new challenges at the true roguelike Othermine, starting fresh with no updates, for almost endless replayability. After five major content updates during Early Access, Thorium will continue to expand the mine operations together with post-launch updates coming on all platforms at the forthcoming months.