Blade Assault 1
Image: Team Suneat

Update [Fri 13th Jan, 2023 10:45 GMT]: PM Studios has revealed that Blade Assault is still coming to Switch — and it now has a brand new release date of 31st March.

This 2D side-scroller was expected to launch last September, but it was quietly delayed. But we now know that yes, the game is still on its way, and it looks like it'll be lighting up our Switch screens this spring.

Pre-orders are now open for the Launch Edition, which will net you a lovely-looking postcard and sticker sheet, and you'll be able to buy the game at retailers too.

You'll find all the details on the game, as well as the launch trailer for PC from last year, below...

Blade Assault physical
Image: Team Suneat

Original article [Thu 7th Jul, 2022 21:00 BST]: The Switch is becoming the home of roguelites and roguelikes, and we have a really flashy, gorgeous pixel art game for you today that's fast, frantic, and has had great reviews since it launched on Steam earlier this year.

Publisher PM Studios has announced that it's bringing Team Suneat's Blade Assault to the Switch on 30th September. This side-scrolling roguelite lets you slice through enemies like pixelated butter as you make your way through the sky city of Esperanza. There are seven bosses to defeat and over 200 different items to pick up on your runs.

PM Studios has also revealed that the game will be getting a physical edition, which you'll be able to pre-order (along with digital copies on the eShop) at a later date. The Switch version will be releasing with all of the content already available for the Steam release, so no extra downloads or purchases are necessary!

For more information on the game, here's a story summary along with all additional features from Blade Assault's press release:

After the devastating Red Stone War, the world is divided into three regions: the mutant infested outside grounds, the Undercity where people have fled to seek refuge from mutants, and the sky city Esperanza where the rich and powerful rule over the world. Fight against the corrupt military of Esperanza as part of the resistance force of the Undercity. Bring the corrupt to justice by becoming stronger and fighting alongside your trusty comrades.

The console version will feature all of the great content previously released for the PC version. This includes:

- Three playable characters, each with their own unique playstyle and signature weapons
- 200 different items from Cores to Gears
- Enhanced weapons to turn them into the beasts they need to be to take on the monsters flooding the world
- Seven bosses
- The Friendship System encourages making friends and earning rewards from the game’s NPCs
- Assault Level that unlocks after “finishing” the game and tests the mettle of even the toughest player with endless hard-mode waves of enemies

It sounds and looks absolutely enthralling, and you'll be able to join Kil, Darcy, and Jenny in this cyberpunk apocalypse this Fall on Switch.

For an even better look at the game, check out this launch trailer — published by IGN — which showcases all of the game's systems in lighting-fast time.

What do you think of Blade Assault? Will you be checking this out on 30th September? Let us know!