Earlier last month, Inti Creates announced its side-scrolling action-RPG Dragon: Marked for Death would be receiving a massive update on 21st April, bumping it up to version 3.0.0. On the same day as this, the game will officially lose its exclusivity to Switch – with the developer announcing it would be launching the game on Steam for $39.99 USD.
The PC version will seemingly include the lot – instead of being broken up into separate purchases – and will also be rolled out with the 3.0.0 update. The Steam listing includes the below description, but it seems more like an accidental copy and paste, rather than a suggestion that there'll be cross-play support.
Team up with up to four players in co-op multiplayer action via local wireless, or go online with Nintendo Switch Online and use worldwide matchmaking system to play with adventurers all over the world. By strategizing and working together with your party, you'll be able to achieve even greater results and reap even better rewards!
To add to this announcement, Inti Creates revealed the Switch release of Dragon: Marked For Death has sold more than 120,000 units, and announced the Empress from the game would be joining Blaster Master Zero 2 as downloadable content on the same day (21st April) for $1.99 / 200 yen. To date, Blaster Master follow-up has shifted 250,000 units worldwide.
Did you have fun with Dragon Marked for Death while it was a Switch exclusive? Will you be returning to it to try out the 3.0.0 update? Leave a comment down below.
Honestly, I'd be more interested in getting it on PC for the online play, plus, PC games generally are cheaper in the long run.
Uh, never even heard of it untill now.
@KitsuneNight You didn't miss much. Solo is doable but the game clearly is meant to be played online with friends. However, it's grindy and not many people are going to want to drop money for this.
I can see this working better on PC though. I wouldn't buy this game at full price.
I don't like grinding anyway.
The Blaster Master Zero DLC characters always add unique and different gameplay experiences that lead for more replayability.
After they are done with DLC characters for BMZ 2, I hope they add a co-op boss battle mode like BMZ 1 had. That was a fun way to play with a friend, with each of you using different characters with different abilities against the bosses, Smash Bros. Brawl style.
got a online subscription just to try it for this game... no one's on. i hope there's cross play, thought it was silly for them to be a online focused game while being platform exclusive, the host and join system while being locked into just staring at a menu doesn't help either. playing as the witch was unique. eh i don't think i have a reason to revisit it though, didn't see any multi route missions where i'd get to actually fire off a spell before a teammate would kill any enemy encountered.
Didn't this game get terrible reviews?
This was a Switch exclusive yesterday?
Should we destroy our switches over this betrayal?!
I quite enjoyed both BMZ games. The 1st one was actually my very 1st Switch game. Not normally my cup of tea, but I came away positively surprised. This though ... I had forgotten it existed. Not saying it's necessarily bad or anything, but it obviously did not strike a nerve with me.
Haha. The PC description says it's playable via local wireless and Nintendo Switch. That means only local PC wireless and the Switch... hmmm. Fair enough. I guess I will start taking my big computer case and monitor over to my friends house to play local wireless. :/
I like DMFD a lot, but then again I love mega man, Metroid, monster Hunter, and looting games like Diablo - which this game is a complete mash of all of those.
I haven’t gotten back into since like update 1.5, but been meaning too. Just sooooo many games on my backlog and sooooo many new releases I want. Lol
But but laptop !
( I actually have a gaming grade MSI laptop it demolishes my desktop's performance.)
Hope it has crossplay
Marked for death indeed.
Well I think the thing that put me off about this is you had to buy two separate versions for all the different character classes so what seems like a good price at first isn't as much if you want variety. Also 120,000 over 12 months isn't that great for a game that is designed to be played online when most people seem to not play for long. Also is that 120,000 split between both versions?
@KitsuneNight ...you and your logic! I forgot about my laptop as it is old and I really never use it. Heh
Stream is so pastsay already. Only if you have a paid internet can you play steam. This article missing to mention this that not all can afford Internet nor does that come cheap. Least not forget PC aren't what one would call Portable gaming.
Given that even the delayed physical had at least two print runs in Japan(with DLC/without DLC), 120k does seem quite low.
Hopefully it will do better on Steam, especially since 3.0.0 is supposed to help fix the awful drop rates.
My only complaint is that the game doesn't have same screen multi-player. If it did, I would have bought it a long time ago.
It's a tough ride when going solo, be warned.
@Kalmaro I always thought it was strange that a megaman zero type game was grindy. I've noticed that with gunvolt, not sure what inti creates has with forcing rpg elements into short mega man style games.
@Chunkboi79 Yeah it's an odd game decision. Then again, at least Gunvolt is enjoyable for most people
This game also faces some balancing issues.
Game is amazing now, please try it on Switch, we need to reinvigorate the online scene for it. Hopefully they decide to do cross play.
This game is great if you have friends.
@Kalmaro Yeah don't get me wrong, I liked gunvolt but got stuck during the boss rush in the first game and put it down. I swear that part is harder than any of the megaman zero situations i've faced.
@Zenszulu you didnt have to buy 2 versions of the game. You could just buy the complete version if you wanted to. Giving you options is hardly a negative.
@SwitchForce Well first if all, this game was made to be played online. The single player mode is hardly even a thing.
Second, you can play Steam games offline.
Third, if you want to save money, I would recommend selling your Switch and getting Steam. You can get a laptop that plays Switch power equal games for the same price as a Switch. But when it comes to buying games you will save a ton of money. I have like 50 games that are both on my Switch and on Steam. I bought the duplicates on Steam, simply because they were so cheap. I spend between $1 and $5 for sale games on Steam that have only ever been on sale on Switch for $15-$45.
Ive been to many parts of the world, and im pretty sure no matter where you are living, if internet is expensive or you dont want the monthly fee, its still cheaper to just get a few gigs of hotspot data on your phone and download a steam game. The total price of the data combined with the price of the steam game is going to be cheaper in the end, than the total price of a Switch sale game.
And lets be honest. You are here on NL. You have access to data.
Also if you want to save even more money, go to a coffee with free wifi. You can play online for free on Steam. Nintendo charges to play most online games
@SwitchForce What are you talking about? Steam games are just as playable offline as digital Switch games. And Steam is an absolute beast, calling it passe is wishful thinking at best.
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