“Metroid-Like” Outbuddies DX Coming Soon To Nintendo Switch

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Headup and Julian Laufer have announced that Outbuddies DX is “coming soon” to Nintendo Switch.

This 2D side-scrolling adventure game has been created “in the spirit of the classic Metroid” and will see you explore Bahlam, a sunken city of the Old Gods located deep in the South Atlantic Ocean.

After becoming shipwrecked, adventurer and maritime archaeologist Nikolay Bernstein regains consciousness 36,000 feet under the sea. Severely wounded and unwillingly connected to a supernatural Buddy-unit, he searches for answers about his displacement only to discover that an ominous presence lurks in its shadowed caverns.

With non-linear gear-based progression for both combat and level layouts, you must dash, dodge and blast your way through Bahlam. You will use your ever-trustworthy robot sidekick Buddy to manipulate and scout your surroundings through hacking, scanning and telekinesis, with the chance to access an expanded tool set by teaming up with a friend in local co-op multiplayer.

Outbuddies DX will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2020.

2D Side-scrolling ” adventure
Explore an open Lovecraftian fantasy labyrinth with five huge distinct areas
Evolve characters with a non-linear gear-based progression system
Sandbox-like freedom to develop speed-techs
Unique drone ‘Buddy’ unit with local co-op option
Epic and creative boss battles that stand out within the genres
Original soundtrack by OGRE
Optimized performance for smooth gameplay with 60 FPS throughout
MS-DOS style pixel art with distortion-free adoptive scaling

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.
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