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Tozai Games is bringing Lode Runner Legacy to Switch in Japan, it has been revealed.

An update of the classic Brøderbund title from '80s, Lode Runner Legacy launched on PC last year and comes with a whole host of modes, including a level editor and character editor. You can even choose to experience the game from a first-person perspective.

It will cost 1,112 Yen when it launches on the Japanese Switch eShop this Spring. There's no word on a western release as yet, but the fact that the game is already available here via Steam bodes well.

Here's some more info from the game's Steam page:

Lode Runner, the Legendary Platformer Returns!

Lode Runner Legacy is the latest edition in the classic Lode Runner series, a masterpiece of action puzzle gaming introduced in the U.S. in 1983. Players manipulate “Runner” to infiltrate the evil empire and recover stolen gold while avoiding enemies and minefields. The ingenious balance of puzzle and action gameplay from the original Lode Runner is alive in Lode Runner Legacy, along with many new features that offer a fresh experience to both new players and returning fans alike, including an updated Voxel visual style and powerful game editors.

Key Features

+ Adventure Mode: Infiltrate the evil Empire and bring back stolen gold!
+ Puzzle Mode: It’s all puzzles, all the time. No enemies allowed.
+ Classic mode: Play the original 150 levels in 3D!
+ World Levels: An outstanding collection of user-created levels.
+ Level Editor: Create your own levels and share with other fans.
+ Character Editor: Design your own Runner and enemies.
+ Item Editor: Create custom gold items.
+ Online Rankings: Compete against other fans in global standings.


+ Varying level sizes
+ More technical bonuses
+ Deadly enemies
+ Challenging new AI
+ FPS camera view

Will you be checking this one out when it arrives in Japan via your Japanese account, or will you wait for news of an official western launch? Dig deep in the comment section to tell us what you think.

[source gematsu.com]