Back in December of last year, Spelunky 1 and 2 were revealed for the Nintendo Switch. The launch period was announced for Summer 2021, but no firm release date was given. Considering summer is nearing its end, it’s about time we find out the date. Fortunately, the release date and pricing for both Spelunky games have been officially revealed, and the wait won’t be very long.
According to the Nintendo eShop game pages for Spelunky and its sequel Spelunky 2, both games are due for release on the Switch on Aug. 26, 2021. Spelunky will cost $9.99 while Spelunky 2 will lighten your wallet by $19.99.
For those uninitiated, here is a quick synopsis for Spelunky 1:
“Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomly-generated, fully-destructible levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, and treasure. You’ll have complete freedom while you navigate the fully-destructible environments and master their many secrets. To stay or flee, to kill or rescue, to shop or steal… in Spelunky, the choice is yours and so are the consequences!”
Meanwhile, here is Spelunky 2’s synopsis courtesy of the game’s eShop page:
“Meet the next generation of explorers as they find themselves on the Moon, searching for treasure and missing family. Spelunky 2 builds upon the unique, randomized challenges that made the original a classic, offering a huge adventure designed to satisfy players old and new. Explore the game alone, play locally with up to four players, or, for the first time, join up with friends online to unravel its mysteries together (or battle it out in competitive Arena modes).
Spelunky 2’s world is even denser than the one in the original game, offering more areas, characters, traps, and items, as well as new ways to interact with them (and for them to interact with each other). The world has expanded in other ways, too, with branching paths and multi-layered levels adding a third dimension to the classic 2d platforming gameplay.”
For a look at Spelunky 1 and 2’s Switch announcement trailer from back in December, you can view it below.
If you want to read Twinfinite’s thoughts on Spelunky 2, check out our review for a full deep dive into the game.
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