We have so many games to enjoy nowadays that a big challenge for new releases is actually standing out from the crowd. Not all eShop games manage this, but tERRORbane has certainly caught our eye; it's confirmed that it's heading to Switch during Q3 this year.
Developed by BitNine Studio, on the surface it's a title inspired by retro JRPGs, which is a well-represented genre. The twist, though, is that you are essentially put in opposition to the 'developer', spotting and noting down bugs. Based on the trailer it's clear that it'll throw up some neat twists and turns.
The idea of a dialogue with the developer, who is in an "endless pursuit of creating a perfect video game", looks like it could play out rather well.
As mentioned above, the initial release of tERRORbane is for Steam but it's been confirmed to us that it's also heading to Switch in Q3 this year; will you be keeping an eye out for this one?
Makes me wonder if they employ creative attacks like, defeating a boss by overflowing their max HP, resulting in an underflow that sets it to 0 for instant defeat.
I've got almost half the Switch library on my wishlist, so it's the last thing they have to urge me to do.😅
Very much my kind of thing.
It looks a tad confusing but I’m interested…
I really like @RupeeClock’s idea! To me, that’s a cool and really fresh idea! Reminds me of the debug mode in Sonic and I used to love that.
The aspect of the ongoing feud between player and developer is particularly interesting.
"Oh, you've exploited an overflow vulnerability! I'll just close that up so you can't use it again" would be the expected progression.
Which could have serious implications for player agency; what if you spot a vulnerability, and intentionally avoid using it until much later in the game to defeat an otherwise insurmountable threat?
Looks interesting. Reminds me of The Magic Circle, which is a true gem. Hope the VO is relegated to the trailer because that would be a dealbreaker.
Was the developer by any chance "Fred F-ks"? 😉😂
Very intriguing premise! I'll keep an eye out.
So what happens if you discover an actual bug in the game?
Hopefully it’s a game where game designers track down content thieves that pass themselves off as “archivists” to steal Nintendo’s IP, with bonuses levels to destroy outlets that actively support content thief and IP piracy… outlets like NintendoLife.
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