Nicalis and distractionware have announced that the gravity-defying VVVVVV will see release on Nintendo Switch next month.
When your crew members are accidentally teleported to random locations in an unknown dimension, the player, as Captain Viridian, must explore the spaceship and its surroundings – switching the polarity of gravity at any time.
Whether falling up to avoid spikes pits by walking across the ceiling or running normally across the floor, the player will search for teleporters, shiny collectable trinkets, and the spaceship’s missing crew.
On Nintendo Switch, VVVVVV will run at 60 frames per second, with a colourful retro aesthetic and graphical filters that can change the game’s appearance.
“VVVVVV was designed by Terry Cavanagh as a homage to the 8-bit Commodore 64 computer games that he played while he was growing up,” Nicalis president Tyrone Rodriguez explained.
“But you don’t need to have had those experiences to enjoy every last bit of it. It’s one of those rare games that are immediately accessible and simple.”
VVVVVV will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 17th, priced at $9.99 / €9.99.