Indie developers are starting to arrive in greater numbers on the Switch eShop, and the hybrid device is getting expanded versions of some popular PC and console titles. Now INVERSUS Deluxe, developed by Hypersect, is another interesting download title confirmed to be on the way to the Switch eShop in Fall / Autumn.
It certainly looks like a game that takes a simple aesthetic but delivers compulsive, fast-paced gameplay, as you dash around arenas trying to blast away your foes. Rather well received on Steam (PC), for example, it's also getting some updated content for its eShop iteration; a trailer and details are below.
The playfield looks simple at first glance, but once the action begins, complexity unfolds at a rapid pace. INVERSUS is a negative-space shooter for one to four friends. Player movement is constrained to opposite colors of a black and white grid -- my walls are your paths and your walls are my paths. Each shot flips tile colors in an attempt to block, trap and close in on the enemy. Firing a bullet opens up a path for you while also closing off a path for me. Both online and local couch play are supported. The competitive versus mode pits players against each other in 1v1 or 2v2 battles, while the single-player and cooperative two-player modes pit players against endless waves of enemies as they fight for high scores on an ever-changing board.
* 12 new versus maps and 4 new arcade maps create a total of 50 unique maps for players to enjoy.
* Test your skills in the new single-player versus mode by facing off against AI Bots that scale in difficulty from beginner to world-class player.
* The addition of ranked online multiplayer rewards skill in both 1v1 and 2v2 games.
* New real-time soft shadows and high definition materials add a depth and richness to the screen.
* With the new split-shot ammo, players can fork bullets and shoot around corners.
* Equipping new unlockable motion trails allow players to show off personality in the arena.
It'll support single Joy-Con play, so it should be easy to jump into local multiplayer. We like the sound of ranked online matches for those that truly master the mechanics, too.
Do you like the look of INVERSUS Deluxe?