FIST Forged In Shadow Torch
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After getting a release window on the Switch just over a month ago, Astrolabe Games and bilibili have revealed that 2.5D punching Metroidvania FIST: Forged In Shadow Torch will be hopping onto Switch on 12th July.

The game will be available to pre-order on the eShop for $29.99/€29.99, and if you grab it before the game releases next month, you'll get a 10% discount!

In case you need a refresher on what FIST is all about, here's a summary of the game from Astrolabe Games:

Six years ago, the Machine Legion invaded and colonized the Torch City, which was originally inhabited by animals. Rayton, the former soldier in the resistance war, has been living in seclusion since then. In order to rescue his arrested friend, Rayton reclaims his mechanical fist and decides to fight back. Little did he know he would be involved in a much bigger scheme between the Mafia, the Rebellion, and the Legion. F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch features multiple carefully-designed weapons, satisfying combos, and kaleidoscopic upgradable skills that can support a number of different playstyles.

Various enemies will hurl their unique weapons to attack while cooperating closely in order to corner Rayton. And of course, there are more than a dozen of bosses that will try to teach Rayton a lesson with totally different combat tactics and patterns, providing players with a fun and engaging arcade-style experience.

This stunning-looking game is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and uses physical-based rendering, and will be aiming for 1080p 30fps when docked, and 720p 30fps in handheld mode. But despite the fps downgrade, it still looks pretty darn lovely, gritty, and steamy — suitably dieselpunk, then!

Publisher Microids will also be launching a physical edition of the game later this year.

Will you be picking up the game when it launches next month? Let us know in the comments!