Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date

Switch eShop

  • EU 24th Aug 2017, £8.99
  • US 24th Aug 2017, $9.99
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    A Most Adventuresome Little Probe

    When it comes to independent studios, Metroid-styled games are like opinions – everybody has one. While it’s easy to jest, the template is solid and the amount of nostalgic cachet they have is very strong. Exploratory games are a dime a dozen these days, so to get your lock-and-key, ability discovering...

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About The Game

Fight for survival on a surreal alien world in forma.8 for Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

Meet forma.8, the eponymous little exploration probe who finds itself stranded alone on the surface of a remote planet. With no powers, weapons or hints of where to go, it’s up to you to recover a powerful energy source beneath the earth and accomplish your mission.

With such a vast and expansive planet to search, exploration and puzzle solving are paramount to your quest. Fly gracefully through the air, navigating narrow passageways and winding underground caves.

While it may seem peaceful at first, this planet’s inhabitants will quickly turn hostile upon your arrival. forma.8’s shield can not only protect him from damage but also be used to launch bombs: drop a bomb, then quickly move into position and fire up your shield to send it flying towards enemies or destructible parts of the environment.

Starting with no powers or weapons, seek out 10 different power-ups scattered throughout your adventure to help forma.8 face off against the ever-mounting threats and treacherous hazards, including caverns overflowing with molten lava, elaborate puzzles and towering creatures.

Many surprises and discoveries await this brave probe – ancient civilisations, great perils, dystopian visions – but not everything in forma.8 is as it first seems…

  • Play as a lone exploration probe and discover a vast alien planet 
  • Glide around the surface, explore narrow passageways and solve puzzles
  • Unlock 10 different power-ups to progress and fight back against enemies