Corecell Technology has announced that its 2014 Nintendo 3DS release AeternoBlade has been ported to the Nintendo Switch and will be releasing this Thursday, February 1st.

For those who may have missed it the first time around, this Metroidvania/JRPG mash-up plays through the journey of Freyja, the game's protagonist. After an opening scene which actually sees her being killed, she is tasked with harnessing the abilities of the mysterious AeternoBlade, going back in time to have a second chance at slaying her killer.

AeternoBlade 2, a planned sequel to the game, is also in development for Nintendo Switch despite being part of a failed crowdfunding campaign. Interestingly, the original title also failed to reach the necessary targets of its crowdfunding efforts, yet still eventually released for its intended platforms. The creator of the game has said that sales from this Nintendo Switch port of AeternoBlade 1 will help to fund the costs of the new sequel.

We had mixed feelings about this game when it initially launched on the 3DS, so it will be interesting to see how it plays on the Switch. Have you played the original version? Let us know what you thought of the game below.