Super Rare Games has announced Heaven's Machine as the first title in its 'Super Rare Shorts' series of physical-only Switch games.

The game is "a chaotic, fast-paced roguelite set on a cosmic train racing towards heaven" developed by Glass Revolver, the studio behind ITTA and House of God. In the game, you'll take on the role of Jack, exploring a randomly-generated train as you grab items, blast away enemies, and battle monsters.

Pre-orders for the game are open from now up until 22nd December – remember that this is a physical-only release (meaning it'll never launch digitally on the eShop) and that all pre-orders made during that time will be fulfilled, with no limits or numbered copies to speak of.

Here's more on Super Rare Shorts:

"After a year of hard work, we're ecstatic to finally be getting Heaven's Machine in fans' hands. As the first release in our brand new Super Rare Shorts label, this represents a big new step for Super Rare Games in our quest to be indie's best friend.

Super Rare Shorts are completely original titles that we have fully funded development of, releasing physically-only on the Nintendo Switch - never to release digitally on consoles.

Our goal with Shorts is to boost indie developers, helping bring to life ideas that would usually be considered too small-scope by publishers. With massive visibility issues for digital indie games and even small publishers increasingly signing larger-scope indie titles, we hope to showcase awesome games from up-and-coming and veteran indie developers that would otherwise have never seen the light of day.


For the sake of preservation, games in Super Rare's Shorts series will eventually make their way to; Super Rare Games says that "Shorts will come content complete and there will never be updates to the game. Your physical version will never become inferior."

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