Tribute Games has confirmed that Steel Assault, a retro-style arcade platformer, will be blasting onto Switch at the end of the month.
Developed by Zenovia Interactive, Steel Assault is described as "a fast-paced, action-packed, 2D platformer" which will have you punching and ziplining your way through a post-apocalyptic America. Just another typical Saturday night for us, then.
Interestingly, the whole thing's been tailored with CRT gaming in mind, with a 4:3 screen resolution and optional arcade bezels being a major part of the aesthetic. Channelling that '90s feel even further is a "retro hard" mode that sounds like it'll be a real challenge – thankfully other difficulty options are available to tone things down if need be.
Here's a feature list:
- Fast-paced 2D platforming: Dynamic, fluid sidescrolling combat with a stylish moveset and tons of enemies / bosses to fight
- 16-bit post-apoc style: A beautifully fleshed-out sci-fi world, rendered in detailed pixel art and backed by fiery FM-synthesized tunes
- Unique zipline action: A new twist on classic grappling-hook mechanics, opening up fun movement possibilities
- Classic gaming experience: Beautifully hand-crafted stage-based action with optimal screen resolution for CRT gaming
Steel Assault launches on 28th September for $14.99. Will you be giving this one a go?