Indie publisher Little Orbit and developer Descendant Studios have announced launch details for their reimagining of Descent, confirming that a Nintendo Switch version of the game is on the way.
Descent is a 1995, 3D, first-person shooter set in space, originally releasing on PC, Mac OS, PlayStation, and even the Acorn Archimedes. This reboot promises that players will be able to blast right back into the original's classic six-degrees-of-freedom action, "reimagined for a new generation using Unreal Engine 4".
In the game, Earth's resources are dwindling and governments are falling, with mankind's survival depending on just the natural resources left in deep space. Players can fly 20 different ships, each with distinct roles, play styles, and customisation options, and make use of various upgrades. There's a single-player campaign to fight through, or you can prove yourself in a variety of pulse-pounding multiplayer modes.
The previously announced PC, Mac, and Linux versions are now available to pre-order (including access to a beta and other extras), with their final release dates set to coincide with the newly-announced console versions. A retail and digital Switch release is expected to arrive in "early 2019".
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