Cyberpunk is the latest in-vogue aesthetic in video games, it seems, but the folks over at Dreadlocks Ltd were in long before the crowds with their 2D side-scrolling RPG Dex.
Originally launched for PC back in 2015 before coming to PS4 and Xbox One soon after, Dex is a deep, nuanced role-playing experience developed by a team that clearly loves and understands the genre. And now, five years later, Dex is headed to Nintendo Switch, available on July 28 for $19.99.
For those that missed it the first time around, in Dex, players take control of the titular blue-haired as she embarks on a mission to take down the powerful and enigmatic organization that rules the city of Harbour Prime.
Basically, it’s a story as true to the tropes of the genre as the city’s neon-drenched streets. We’re not complaining.
The game comes with fully voiced characters, branching storylines and quests, multiple endings, and a wide spectrum of upgrades and skills to custom fit four distinct playstyles. That includes silent assassin, gunfighter, diplomat, or hacker.
Augmentations blur the line between being human and “cyborg,” granting Dex superhuman abilities, as well as the ability to traverse new pathways — a feature that sees the incorporation of Metroidvania-like level design.
A new launch trailer tailor-made for the platform debuts alongside today’s release date announcement: