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Elden Pixels has announced that Alwa’s Legacy is now available on Nintendo Switch.

This is not a direct sequel to their 8-bit inspired platformer Alwa’s Awakening, but a standalone experience that can be enjoyed separately.

After rescuing Alwa in the concluding moments of the first game, Zoe sets out on her journey back home. However, she wakes up to discover that she is at the start of her adventure and the world is familiar yet different at the same time.

To make it home, she will need to seek help from the inhabitants of this mysterious land to once again save it from the curse it is now under.

With 16-bit inspired visuals, it will offer “a thoroughly contemporary take on the Metroidvania genre,” with puzzles to ponder, dungeons to descend into, magical items to acquire and ancient secrets to discover.

“We’re so excited that Alwa’s Legacy has finally launched on Nintendo Switch,” enthuses Elden Pixels game designer Mikael Forslind.

“It has been quite a complicated and confusing year, which has meant that Nintendo players have had to wait a little longer to experience our love letter to the Metroidvania genre. But we are immensely proud of what we’ve created and the wait was worth it.

“We’ve been able to add small improvements here and there in this time and now we’re launching with the definitive Nintendo Switch version of Alwa’s Legacy.”

Alwa’s Legacy is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide priced at £13.99 ($17.99).

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Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.