The Game Bakers has announced that its underwater RPG Squids Odyssey will be finding a new home on Switch on 5th July.
The game is a tactical turn-based RPG, taking place under the sea where a murky black ooze is turning once-friendly crustaceans into cranky monsters. With their realm under siege, a scrappy shoal of Squid heroes has no choice but to fight back. Players can expect to find a jaunty art style, quirky dialogue, and cheerful music, all adding some fun and colour to what is said to be a "challenging tactical RPG experience".
Hero classes, stat-boosting helmets, power-ups, and the levels' environment add a strategic element to the role-playing gameplay, with 90 missions available equating to around 15 hours of gameplay. The Pro Mode, with completely redesigned missions, doubles the challenge, too.
The Creative Director of the game, Emeric Thoa, has said the following about the game's new release on Switch:
“While working on Furi for the Switch, we kept thinking that Squids would be a perfect fit for the console. You can use the touch screen or buttons and sticks, the format is perfect to enjoy the dialogues, the art shines on the small screen but you can also blast it full scale on a big TV, and you can take your game anywhere. We didn't know it then, but the game was actually designed for the Switch! This is definitely our best version so far.”
We thought the game was great on Wii U and 3DS, giving it a very healthy 8/10 in our review. Hopefully it really will shine on Switch, too, as suggested above.
Did you play this one on 3DS or Wii U? Will you be exploring its watery depths for the first time on Switch? Let us know with a comment down below.