Prior to the release of Sonic Mania in 2017, a number of indie titles including Freedom Planet filled the void. Originally released in 2014 on the Wii U eShop and multiple other platforms, XSEED Games and Marvelous are finally bringing GalaxyTrail’s smash hit to the Switch eShop on 30th August. US fans can pre-purchase the game right now for $14.99, and in Europe, the game will be ready for pre-purchase soon for €14.99 / £12.99.
Here’s the description:
Freedom Planet is a fast-paced combat-driven platform adventure that pits a spunky dragon girl and her friends against hostile foreign powers and alien attack forces. There's trouble around every turn, from insects to giant robots to sheer explosive destruction, but players will have a variety of special fighting abilities at their disposal to blast through more than a dozen massive, nonlinear stages. The campaign may be played through as Lilac, Carol, or the unlockable Milla, each of whom has completely unique gameplay mechanics, an altered story mode in which the selected character takes the lead, and even a few of her own unique stages.
The Sonic inspired release includes an adventure mode, with over an hour’s worth of fully voiced cutscenes to flesh out a “dramatic” storyline, and there’s a classic mode, too. This throws players straight into the action, allowing Switch owners to enjoy the game at home or on the go.
Take a look at the game’s character trailer above and tell us in the comments if you’ve played Freedom Planet in the past, and if you would be interested in trying it out on the Switch.