Adventures of Pip, which first appeared on the good old Wii U back in 2015, is set to receive a new lease of life on Switch next month. Yep, even the indies are making the leap.
The game is a retro-inspired platformer where you take on the role the titular Pip, a prophesied hero able to evolve and devolve across different pixel resolutions. Players have to shift between 1-, 8-, and 16-bit versions of Pip to find the perfect form for defeating each type of enemy, unleashing abilities appropriate for different challenges.
This new Switch version is said to improve on the Wii U edition thanks to new features, optimisations, and quality-of-life improvements. Here's an official description:
Journey with Pip as he sets out to save Princess Adeline from the Evil Queen DeRezzia. Pip’s quest begins when he learns he can absorb the ‘Bitstream’ from his fallen foes to evolve —or devolve— back and forth between 3 different forms. Each evolution provides different powers that Pip can use to solve environmental puzzles and blast through enemies. Pip’s tale leads players through five different stylized worlds with up to 10 hours of epic adventuring gameplay!
Can you help Pip save Pixelonia from the clutches of the evil queen DeRezzia?
It'll launch on Switch on 10th September across North America and Europe, with pricing set to be at $9.99. We enjoyed the Wii U version when we tried it out for review, saying:
The fundamental platforming of Pip and his pixelated prest-o-change-o are where his adventures shine brightest. While nothing else seems to especially stand out or, in some cases, falls somewhat flat (looking at you, secret areas), the overall package is still pleasantly portrayed and is undoubtedly mechanically sound.
Did you happen to play this on Wii U? Think you might give it a go on Switch? Let us know with a comment.
Looks pretty cool, understandable they want to port to a system that is not spending the majority of its existence on life support (and I say that as someone who loves my Wii U).
Sold! Looks great. Missed this one on Wii U.
@EightyTwoStu As am I, Stuart.
It's boring as hell. I backed the original campaign on KS. It's very generic and I lost interest in about twenty minutes. if it's really cheap, it might be worth a look.
@YANDMAN I’d say $9.99 (£8?) is pretty darned cheap. Sometimes you need a little retro action in your life 😃
And you guys are still saying 2020 is a bad year, shame on you.
I played it on iOS back in the day. It’s alright, not particularly innovative but relatively fun, I guess.
All the ports left me with a Wii U console sitting there just for Skylanders... I doubt they will ever port those due to all the physical character requirements
I remember always having this on my list of games I might pick up on a sale on Wii U but I never did. Maybe I’ll look into it on Switch.
I played this on my phone, and it’s just okay. The switching mechanic could have been cool, but they didn’t do much with it. The game overall is just okay. Nothing good, nothing bad, it’s just like every cheap platformer.
It was a decentish platform pasttime game on the Wii U. I think this site gave it 8/10 (one of the reasons I bought it, possibly). I don't think I'll buy it again tbf.
I thought it was decent, playing on iOS. Fairly charming, solid puzzles, a nice blend of hidden secrets and straightforward platforming. Trouble is, it's competing with top-tier 2D platformers on Switch. If you've run out of everything else, and this is at a good price, it's worth a look, though.
Fantastic game and super creative — don’t let this one slip by.
Never picked this one up on Wii U. $10 seems like a good price so I might give it a chance on Switch.
@tofarawaytimes Meh. That’s disappointing. I’ll wait for the reviews of this version.
Well I do like the idea but for some reason I never got Adventures of Pip on Wii U. Might buy eventually.
The game is pretty funny but not very memorable tbh. I completely forgot that I finished this game on steam earlier this year until I saw this article, and I still can't even remember the ending/final boss.
Great news. Been waiting for this port to happen.
Quite like the style of the graphics, might give it a go
Looks pretty good. I'll keep an eye on it.
@EightyTwoStu yeah, I'd say it would need to be about 2.99.
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