Qubic Games has announced that Dex, a cyberpunk RPG set in a 2D open world, will be launching on Nintendo Switch on 24th July.
Combining that open-world design with 2D side-scrolling, this new action RPG has you playing as the titular Dex, a "mysterious blue-haired girl on a mission to take down the powerful and enigmatic organisation that rules the city of Harbour Prime".
As you'll spot in the new trailer above, you'll find fully-voiced characters and branching storylines and quests waiting for you, as well as multiple endings and a wide spectrum of upgrades and skills to discover. It's said to play out like "classic Metroidvania titles", so if that's your thing, you should be in luck here. Here's a feature list:
- Deep RPG mechanics mixed with side-scrolling 2D action
- Non-linear gameplay set in a cyberpunk open-world
- Intriguing and mature plot in a neo-noir atmosphere
- Multiple dialogue choices with branching outcomes
- Full English voice over
- Multiple playstyles - stealth, open combat, diplomat, hacker or a mix of the above
- Various customization options - choose your equipment, skills and even cybernetic implant skills to open up new paths in the city
- Unique hacking mechanic that lets you dive into Cyberspace
The game's set to launch at $19.99, with pre-orders going live today. If you already own any other Qubic Games title, you'll benefit from a 25% discount.
What do you think? Liking what you see? Share your thoughts with us down below.
An open world Cyberpunk RPG you say? Yes I think I heard something about that coming up on other consoles...
Sounds like a cool game!
That black voice actor is trying wayyyy too hard.
@Ooccoo_Jr You're thinking of Cloudpunk. It's coming to the Switch too.
I skimmed that title and thought for a second that Cyberpunk 2077 was coming to the switch.
It's a good game (that had a long early access time, and is very indie), that kinda falls apart story wise towards the end. Not something I'll double dip on, as I wasnt a big fan of the combat.
@Cool_Squirtle you heard that too huh? If I wasn’t born in 1973, I might’ve been offended by that
Got the physical version for 4.99 euros on PS4. It's a nice game for meteoidvania fans.
Not the headline trying to draw traffic to people who are looking for info on Cyberpunk 2077.
@Rob3008 I think most people will have the sense to realize that 2077 is never going to be on the Switch, unless they make it look like a PSOne game. Then it might run at 22fps/320p.
Known about Dex for a while from eShop, but not gonna lie, this post title had me do a double take here.😆
It's not a bad game. The 'hacking' minigame was very tedious and the story does fall apart in the end, but the journey there is fun. I enjoyed it on Vita and PS4, but not enough to double-dip.
I do recall the game having unbearably long load times on Vita, hopefully that won't be a problem on the Switch version.
Ugh, seeing the comments sections here lately, I'm thinking its a good time to stop viewing it for awhile
It's not quite Cyberpunk 2077 quality..
On the indie front, The Last Night looks more interesting than this, although whether or not it will ever come out is a matter of debate. I suspect it sadly won't. The dev has been quiet for a long, long time.
@TG16_IS_BAE Cyberpunk has only ever been shown running on PC at 30fps on a 2080Ti. Squeezing it into an Xbox One/PS4 is not going to be easy. And as a Switch version, well, no, it will never happen.
Not quite 2077, but could be cool.
It looks very promising. Will keep an eye on it. Thanks for sharing.
It’s not an rpg without character creation. End of story.
@TG16_IS_BAE Haha youre not wrong
I love this game. Bought it for the xbone many moons ago
@aznable Talking crap as per
@Quantaur Same with every comment section. Opinion becomes hate speech
Cyberpunk at home
i love the cyberpunk vibe—it’s so easy to pull offwith minimal graphics (I have a thing for neon). I’m looking forward to reading reviews on it.
BTW, The game is listed as $119.00 on your sidebar....
@Sun-WuGoku As per...? Don’t leave me hanging.
I stand by my assertion that role playing games by nature necessitate character creation. Call that crap if you like.
Without character creation, you’ve got an adventure game with RPG elements. Like Zelda. Or The Witcher. Or Deus Ex.
@krzysztof Legit. Feel the same way.
Looks like it could be quite good, and I'm a massive fan of decent cyberpunk stuff.
Gygax and Arneson used pre-built characters back when they invented Role-Playing Games. They're not called Character-Generation Games.
I was going to get this on Xbox until I heard this game has one of my biggest pet peeves in gaming; 2D games that doesn’t let you use the d-pad for movement. Never going to buy this game unless they have fixed this.
@DevlinMandrake Pre-built from what? Do tell.
As a side note, I don’t mind when someone disagrees with me, it’s when they say “talking crap” that I take exception.
Looks alright, but not getting me excited. Good art style though for a 2D side scroller.
Have this on my Xbox, when I picked it up in a sale.
Not played a great deal of it, but it seemed decent enough.
@ramu-chan Interesting! That game's not on my radar, so I don't have a dog in the race, but hopefully they can get that framerate higher for those that are interested.
They handed their early playtesters characters they'd built themselves instead of letting the players create their own characters. Even the D&D Red Box came with pre-generated characters. I've got a copy of it somewhere in the attic. As well as pretty much every RPG on my bookshelves having a section of pre-gens towards the back which can be used straight out of the book.
That's been standard since the hobby was invented.
I was excited till I saw it was qubic games. Their games are normally pretty bad. Like good ideas and kinda not bad looking but always miss the mark. They're normally the games that you get their other games for free or for 99p/cents if you own another of their games. I will wait till its down in that price range.
@DevlinMandrake Incredible. I didn't know. That said, no one I've met who is down with the D uses pre-made characters, so it's easy to understand my staggering ignorance.
@Sun-WuGoku Still waiting for part 2 of that cliffhanger season closer.
This was not even the Open-World Cyberpunk RPG most people wanted back in 2015.
It really is not now that CyberPunk 2077 is around.
Don't get me wrong, personally I dislike either playing or handing out pre-gens, but it's been there from the get-go. RPG's don't translate well to video games. Most people think they're about fantasy tropes or level progression and while they both have their places, the whole point of RPGs is player agency and you can't really do that unless you've got a person opposite you who can react to anything you throw at them. So computer RPGs are a pick and mix of various elements of the old-school pen and paper games, but they by necessity force players down certain paths because you can only code so many behaviours and outcomes. With this game, the fact you can choose to build the main character as you want and, largely, choose how to approach any given situation, is enough for it to count as a (light-weight) computer RPG. In my eyes at least.
@Cool_Squirtle I hope that voice actor is actually black. If not, what the hell?
I like the look, will keep my eye out for physical
David Bowie! Beaker Bowie. LoL
Anyone agree that the character animation seems janky? I think there should've been some more frames of animation.
@HappyFuzzy We could meep heroes
@aznable 😂😂😂 stop! You're too Damn funny! 😆😆😁
Thank you. That made my day. Serious!
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