Curve Digital has announced that Velocity 2X will now be releasing on 20th September on Switch.

A direct successor to the 2012 PlayStation hit Velocity, Velocity 2 marks the first time a game in the series has arrived on a Nintendo console. The game follows the story of Lt. Kai Tana, a brave pilot who has found herself stranded a long way from home after getting sucked through a black hole. Discovered and experimented on by an evil alien race called the Vokh, Kai Tana has recently escaped with her 'Quarp Jet' and must outrun her captors.

The game has already released on other platforms, scoring highly among critics on systems such as PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. Its blend of "pulse-pounding 2D action platforming and fast-paced vertical-scrolling shmup action" has won over the hearts of players, too, gaining 'very positive' user reviews on Steam.

FuturLab Managing Director, James Marsden, has said the following:

“This is the ultimate version of Velocity 2XOn Nintendo Switch, players will get the complete, no-compromise home console/PC version with all the graphical bells and whistles, whether playing at home on their TV at 1080p and 60fps, or on the Switch screen at 720p and 60fps.”

The game will be available on Switch on 20th September, with pricing still to be confirmed. If you happen to be attending EGX in Birmingham, UK later this month, you'll be able to go hands-on with the game to see what all the fuss is about.

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