Metal Unit
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Update (Thu 10th Jun, 2021 00:45 BST): Publisher Neowiz and developer JellySnow has now locked in a release date for Metal Unit. It'll launch on the Switch eShop next week on 17th June for $15.99 USD or your regional equivalent.

Original story (Mon 14th Dec, 2020 02:05 GMT): Back in May, developer JellySnow Studio confirmed it would be releasing its sprawling 2D side-scrolling platformer Metal Unit on the Nintendo Switch at some point in 2021.

While we wait for the studio to lock in a release date for this version, why not take a look at the latest trailer:

Metal Unit tells a tragic story of human survivors and their battle against monsters and machines to regain control of their planet.

The Earth is under siege from all directions, with ancient beings emerging from underground and alien machines descending from space. The fate of the planet hangs in the balance, but you can help tilt the odds by playing as Joanna, a new soldier capable of wearing the powerful M-Unit suit. Follow Joanna on her epic journey to save humanity and get revenge on her traitorous sister that has taken up arms with the alien race.

The game is currently in Early Access on Steam and will be released at some point in Q4 2020. There's also a PC demo available if you would like to try it out right away. Will you be keeping an eye on this? Tell us in the comments.