Devolver Digital and developer Doinksoft have revealed that Gato Roboto will be launching on Nintendo Switch next week. If you’ve ever thought Metroid needed more cats, this is absolutely the game for you.
The game places you inside a cosy, armoured mech suit before setting you off on a dangerous trek through an alien underworld. Your mission is to save your stranded captain and his crashed spaceship, but plenty of irritable creatures and treacherous obstacles stand in your way.
You can get a good sense of the Metroidvania-style action in the trailer above, and learn more about how it all works with this feature list below.
– Explore the underground labyrinth of a deep space outpost and uncover the dastardly deeds that unfolded before your arrival.
– Blast and dash your way through enemies and obstacles in an agile mech suit to face the guardians stationed precariously throughout the base.
– Cautiously venture outside the mech and risk all nine lives to explore areas inaccessible to your bulky, mechanical armour.
– Discover secrets abound and gather new weapons and items to help open up new areas on your journey through dozens of handcrafted environments.
You can download this one directly from the Nintendo Switch eShop for $7.99 / £5.79 / €6.59. It launches on 30th May, but pre-orders go live today with a 15% discount available.
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