Freedom Games and TRAGsoft have confirmed that “unexpected snags” have resulted in a decision to delay their modern monster-taming RPG Coromon‘s release on Nintendo Switch.
“This is definitely not an announcement we ever wanted to make but we want to be as transparent and honest as possible with you all,” the developer began in an update.
“While working on our Nintendo Switch port of Coromon, we ran into some unexpected snags when it comes to online features and cross-platform multiplayer. We want to make sure that the experience we bring to you all on Switch is going to be the best that it can be, and in order to do this, we have to delay the Switch launch. We’re hopeful that this delay won’t be too terribly long, as we know that you all are very excited to play Coromon on the go and against your friends/other researchers.
“With all of that being said, we will still be launching on Steam this Thursday, March 31! The Steam build will include multiplayer and cross-platform saves. Your saves from the Steam demo will also be able to be transferred over to the full version of the game. Once we do launch on Switch you will be able to play cross-platform.
“We can’t wait to bring Coromon to Nintendo Switch, so we are working around the clock to get it there and will update you all once we have a new release date. Thank you all for your support and patience with us. Shine bright!”
Promising a “refreshing take on the monster-taming genre set in a charming pixel-art world,” in Coromon you play as an aspiring researcher who joins a technologically advanced organisation called Lux Solis.
Assigned to a specialised team known as the Titan Taskforce, you are challenged to investigate the six Titans in the region of Velua. However, you soon discover that extraterrestrial forces are attempting to bring a mysterious elemental-type to your planet which causes the fundament of the world to slowly collapse.
You will receive assistance from Lux Solis, who will prove you with useful gadgets. But, it is up to you to gather the Titan Essences and undo the damage that has been dealt to the Earth’s core.
With more than 120 Coromon to catch – which each has its own individual animations and iconic designs – the gameplay experience has looked to blend elements from the JRPG genre with the monster-taming formula. That will encompass a “lengthy and compelling” story, the need to face off against powerful bosses and to overcome puzzles in challenging dungeons.
Coromon will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2022.