After a long time spent in development, Chasm, indie developer Bitkid’s metroidvania title, finally launched on PC, PS4 and PS Vita earlier this year. A Nintendo Switch version was teased back in August and is now officially on its way. Owners of Nintendo’s most recent console will get a chance to battle monsters while braving dangerous depths as soon as next week, on Oct. 11. The title is currently available for pre-order on the Nintendo Game Store.
For those unfamiliar with Chasm, its Nintendo Game Store description reads as follows: “Welcome to Chasm, an action-adventure game in which you play a new recruit undertaking your first mission for the Guildean Kingdom. Thrilled to prove your worth as a knight, you track strange rumors that a mine vital to the Kingdom has been shut down. But what you discover in the mining town is worse than you imagined: The townspeople have disappeared, kidnapped by supernatural creatures emerging from the depths.
Honor-bound to solve the mystery and restore peace to the Kingdom, you embark upon an epic adventure, with deadly battles against cunning monsters, exploration of ancient catacombs and castles, and powerful new equipment hidden at every turn. Though the overall story is the same for all players, your hero’s journey will be unique: each of the rooms has been hand-designed, and behind the scenes Chasm stitches these rooms together into a one-of-a-kind world map that will be your own.”
Chasm is but one of many indie titles, old and new, also releasing on the Switch. Other recent announcements include Mark Of The Ninja Remastered and South Park: The Stick Of Truth. Our reviewer praised Chasm’s fluid animation, snappy combat and exploration while identifying flaws in the way its procedural generation behaved. You’ll find the entire review here.