Super Rare Games has today revealed that the next indie release to receive a limited edition physical release on Switch is none other than Mechstermination Force.
Pre-orders for the new release are set to open on March 26th at 6pm GMT on Super Rare Games' website. 4,000 copies have been printed in total, and each purchase comes with a 20-page full-colour manual, interior artwork, an exclusive sticker, and three trading cards randomly selected from a five-card set.
We enjoyed the game when we first played it on Switch last year. Feel free to read up on it in our review if you want to learn more. Here's a snippet:
With Cuphead just around the corner, we can’t help feeling sorry for Mechstermination Force. It's certainly less of a head-turner, but it's a more approachable take on boss rush platforming, with less of an emphasis on twitch-based, pixel-perfect precision. It's peppered with ingenious design and amusing writing and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with it.
Are you a fan of the game? Are you tempted to try it now that it's coming out in physical form? Let us know with a comment.
Looks like David vs Goliath (Contra version).
Poor timing to go physical lol.
I'm a big fan of the game, but I'm no longer a fan of physical games.
I've been playing Valfaris (excellent game) and this looks very similar. I might be tempted into grabbing this.
Reminds me so much of Contra III.
Looks great, I'm eager for the physical release to arrive.
@DockEllisD Same. We've been so spoiled by sales, that I don't consider physical releases of Indies anymore unless it's a game I know I'll replay or keep indefinitely. And I rarely look in the eShop outside of the 9.99 and under category.
On my watchlist for when a decent sale discount comes along
This is basically the lovechild of Contra and Shadow of the Colossus. It's great fun, especially in couch co-op!
@RPGamer They do ship to the US and will work on a US console.
@jwfurness Yeah totally, they always seem to be charging about twice as much for these physical indie releases and it just isn't worth it unless you are a big fan or something. Most of the time these games barely take up any space and I would much rather spend $10 on a game than $35 +s/h.
@JayJ Yep. I've been burned too many times taking a chance on a game that turns out to not be my style. Honestly, there are so many great games on the Switch right now, that I'm having no trouble keeping myself busy with bigger releases, the occasional deeply-discounted indie, and free stuff like Asphalt 9. Also, going back and replaying favorites from the past 3 years.
I really enjoyed the Gunman Clive games, and this was definitely on my radar when it first came out. Then a year's worth of Switch releases washed over me, and I completely forgot about it until just now. Not interested in going for the physical, but I do want to give this game a spin, still.
Bought on the 3 pak with steelcase...so just waiting now.
This game is super fun! Cheap on the eshop. Buy the physical to support the developer more, or if you're one of those "I only buy physical games" people.
I really enjoyed my time with this game. However it left me wanting more. I was always hoping they would add more content. Base game feels a little light.
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