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Mighty Switch Force to Release on 3DS eShop

Posted by Trevor Chan

Switching things up

WayForward Technologies' digital releases have scored very well here at Nintendo Life, which is why it's undoubtedly positive news that puzzle game Mighty Flip Champs! and the action platformer Mighty Milky Way will be followed by a third title in the studio's Mighty series.

In an interviewed conducted by Nintendo Power, WayForward creative director Matt Bozon described the upcoming Mighty Switch Force as an action-orientated, jump-and-shoot platformer. With many Contra 4 veterans on the development team, Bozon said, "... expect ample fiery explosions and crunchy sound effects."

It won't just be the in-game characters that will be doing the jumping as the series is making the jump from the DSi Shop to the Nintendo eShop. Players take on the role of Patricia Wagon, a law-enforcement officer whose duties will require her to eliminate the Space Hooligans in Metroid-style levels.

Puzzles and combat will be seamlessly connected and the touch screen will house the Hooligan Tracker, a digital compass that will allow players to locate enemies that are out of sight. By using the Switch power, players will move blocks into position in order to use them as stepping stones. Puzzles will increase in difficulty when players are required to think several moves in advance. Once the hooligans are put behind bars, extraction points will guide players to the exit.

When asked to give an estimate on the length of the game, Bozon replied:

Though [the levels] are longer and more action-packed than our previous Mighty titles, the total game will be somewhat shorter, and here’s why. What I love about NES-era games, and especially Contra, Journey to Silius, and Mega Man 2, is that once mastered, they can easily be beaten in a single session. Nowadays if I want the satisfaction of sitting down and “taking in” a game in one sitting, I have to look backward. We’re going to try to change that, and embrace the pocket-sized appeal that’s been lost over the years. That’s the beauty of the eShop–we can experiment with different kinds of releases and see what the players like. So prepare for gaming concentrate.

[via nintendocharged.com]

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User Comments (36)

CanisWolfred

#2

CanisWolfred said:

"We’re going to try to change that, and embrace the pocket-sized appeal that’s been lost over the years."

I love you, Wayforward!<3

Wesker

#3

Wesker said:

"the series is making the jump from the DSi Shop to the Nintendo eShop"

Does that mean it's only available on the 3DS? And in 3D?

Wesker

#5

Wesker said:

Cool! New 3D games to download.

I hadn't realised there was a place on the store for dsiware type games in 3D.

MarioMario

#6

MarioMario said:

I've been waiting to hear more news on 3DSware coming out, I can't wait for this title!

Bassman_Q

#8

Bassman_Q said:

Does this mean all new Wayforward downloadable games will be on the eShop rather than the DSi Shop? :(

That's too bad, cuz I don't own a 3DS, and if it were DSiWare, then both 3DS owners AND DSi owners alike could buy it.

FonistofCruxis

#9

FonistofCruxis said:

Wayforward make awesome downloads and this will probably be just as awesome as the other two games in the series. I hope that their comment on it being like an NES game doesn't mean you can't save.

CorbsAdmin

#17

Corbs said:

Day one buy! What a great series this is turning out to be. :D

WolfRamHeart

#18

WolfRamHeart said:

Wow, I wasn't expecting another one so soon. Awesome! I still need to pick up Mighty Milky Way though. I guess that I can just get them both when I buy a 3DS again.:D

TheUnknownGame

#22

TheUnknownGame said:

Liked both Mighty games, so I'll look into this one. You know what's silly though is that the main character is some hot girl. Makes you wonder whos the green sidekick (like the T-Rex and the Fishman).

daznsaz

#24

daznsaz said:

like what ive played so far from wayforward do they make any big production games or only 2d ones

Supremeist

#25

Supremeist said:

I want to hear more about this one, but it looks great. WooHoo, our first actual 3DSWare game to release on the eShop!

Kirk

#27

Kirk said:

Yeah, I miss games like Super Mario Bros, Super Metroid and Super Mario World etc where it would take a long time to beat those games initially but then you could do speed runs in a few hours if not far less.

MeloMan

#28

MeloMan said:

Did Wayforward just say JOURNEY TO SILIUS?!!?! You are guys are THE MEN for that one! :D

kurtasbestos

#30

kurtasbestos said:

Crap. Now I definitely have to get a 3DS. I just started playing Mighty Flip Champs and I'm hooked... I like it even more than Shantae.

RoyalBlur

#31

RoyalBlur said:

Epic! Now this is why the 3DS is GREAT rival to the PSVita even if is more powerful!

Henmii

#33

Henmii said:

Sounds good! When I have a 3DS I probably download all 3 Mighty games!

Vinsanity

#34

Vinsanity said:

I LOVED the previous games in Wayforward's Mighty series! I also picked up a 3DS, reluctantly, because my DS Lite broke:( Ocarina of Time 3D is really not a killer app since so much of it isn't a new experience. There are no exclusive reasons to own a 3DS currently, unfortunately. So I've been waiting for eShop exclusives to deliver a the killer app.

I cannot wait for this, Wayforward!

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