Ratalaika Games has revealed that Shadow of Loot Box, a first-person shooter that "that picks jokes at microtransactions", is headed to Nintendo Switch.
The game essentially tasks you with getting hold of weapons and fighting against an army of evil loot boxes. Each level of the game serves as a reference to a popular trend within the modern game development industry, seemingly taking a dig at all the aspects we don't tend to like. The game's PR gave us quite the chuckle with its opening line.
"If you always thought that there were too few loot boxes in other games, this game is for you!"
Players must attempt to overcome a "thorny path full of microtransactions, loot boxes and bugs", resisting the temptation to use the in-game store. You can check out a similarly parodical feature list below, as well as a handful of screenshots (which are taken from the Steam version of the game released earlier this year).
- Loot Boxes
- More Loot Boxes!
- Pre-Pre-Early Access
- Cut content
- Procedurally Generated Quests
- Towers and Outposts
- 16 levels to explore with different topics
- 4 bosses
- And much more!
The game is aiming for a Switch release "before Christmas 2018".
Will you be giving this one a go for a good chuckle? Or are you perhaps a defender of the loot box army, offended by the suggestion that they only intend to rob us of our hard-earned cash? Let us know your thoughts below.