Steampunk turn-based strategy game launches on Nintendo Switch next month
Since the recent announcement of Ironcast for Nintendo Switch, fans have been eager to find out the release date of the game. The teams at developer Dreadbit and Ripstone Publishing are excited to announce that Ironcast, their first game for the console, will be hitting digital shelves on August 10, 2017. The game, which is the complete Ironcast collection and includes all available Commanders and Mechs, will be priced at $12.99 / £12.99 / €14.99. Fans can also look forward to a brand new launch trailer in the coming weeks, and can check out the announcement trailer in the meantime to see the game in action.
Daniel Leaver, Founder & Designer at Dreadbit enthuses,
“I bought a Nintendo Switch at launch and I was really, REALLY excited about the concept of the console. After playing it for the first time I desperately wanted to bring Ironcast to Switch because it felt like the perfect platform for the game.”
With four ways to play, Ironcast fully utilizes the array of intuitive playing options on Nintendo Switch. You can play on the big screen with the console docked, in tabletop mode with the Pro Controller, and on the go in handheld mode using either the Joy-Con controllers or by taking advantage of full touch screen functionality. With added HD rumble support, taking down the enemy has never felt so good!
Ironcast is a turn-based strategy game set in an alternative Victorian history; where refined men and women command gigantic mechanised war machines, laying waste to enemies of the British Empire. As Commanders of the Consortium of Merit, players take control of their own 7 metre tall walking Ironcast to defend 1880’s Victorian England from an invading force of enemy Ironcast.
Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast’s various weapons and systems. Players must choose how to spend these nodes wisely; either offensively to cripple and destroy opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapon fire is due.
The roguelite style of Ironcast enforces that death is permanent, but rewards are persistent and no two campaigns are the same. With randomly generated missions, over 50 unlockable items and the potential for rare enemy loot drops, commanders will face a new crusade with every play through.
Ironcast releases on Nintendo Switch on August 10, 2017.