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Update: Tue 24th May, 2022 09:10 BST: In response to our enquiry regarding a potential Switch port for DRANIUS, Playism had the following to say:

"We do not have a definitive answer yet however, a DRAINUS Switch release is currently being considered."

So that's something, at least! We'll keep our fingers crossed and hope for some more news soon.

Original Article: Mon 23rd May, 2022 19:45 BST:

Team Ladybug, known for its work on the Castlevania inspired Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth, has launched a brand new side-scrolling shooter called DRANIUS, and boy, does it look tasty. It's a classic 2D shooter, but with hints of Ikaruga in the mix with the ability to absorb bullets.

The only problem is that it's not yet been confirmed for release on Switch. Boo. Still, we're optimistic given the team's past experience with the console, and we'd be remiss not to highlight the incredible looking gameplay.

Here's some info on the release from the game's Steam page:

This is a side-scrolling shooting game in which the player takes control of the "Drainus", a ship that can absorb energy bullets, to take down the countless enemy ships zipping through space. Energy absorbed can be used to enhance the ship's functions, such as adding new weapons.

We've reached out to the publisher to enquire about a potential Switch release. In the meantime, check out the trailer below to catch a glimpse of some gorgeous looking gameplay.

Do you want to see DRANIUS release on the Switch? Let us know in the comments below.

[source gematsu.com]