Today's Nintendo Indie World presentation just revealed that Teslagrad 2 — the sequel to 2014's Wii U game — will be electrifying its way onto Switch today alongside a fully remastered version of its predecessor in Teslagrad Remastered.
We first heard about the follow-up title back in 2020, so it is a nice surprise to see the game getting the shadow drop treatment today. Teslagrad 2 will see you playing as Lumina, a young hero who is forced to use her electromagnetic powers to survive after crash landing on a forgotten island.
You can get a taste of the metroidvania gameplay from the above launch trailer, but for a little more information on some of the features that you can expect, check out the following from publishers Modus Games:
- An Electrifying New Heroine: Lead Lumina’s dangerous journey home, from a crash landing to an awesome realizing of dormant expertise of the lost art of Teslamancy
- A World of Mystery: The remote, abandoned land of Wyrmheim spans hand-drawn vistas, somber caverns and a landmark of grand steampunk architecture
- Supercharged Powers: Gracefully leap, glide and escape danger with the help of intuitive, satisfying electrical powers and an expansive Teslamancer skillset
- Peculiar Puzzles: Solve perplexities and clear obstacles by navigating true-to-physics puzzles designed to tease an adventurer’s curiosity and reward creative thinking
- Striking Visuals: Hand-drawn wilderness brimming with life blooms with a stirring blend of pastels and muted tones, bringing Teslagrad’s somber yet evocative environments to life
Launching alongside this electrifying sequel is a remastered version of the first game in the series. Teslagrad Remastered sees the original visuals getting an upgrade as well as the addition of 10 challenging new puzzles for you to take on.
You can check out the remaster's fresh trailer below:
Both titles will be available on the Switch eShop later on today and can be purchased either individually or as a new bundle.
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I loved the original but I'm unsure how I feel about the sequel, it seems... different somehow? Like it lost some of the charm of the original perhaps 🤔
Best part of the showcase today, by far. Trying to decide if I should start 2 before TOTK comes out. I'm mighty slow at finishing games, and I'd hate to leave 2 unfinished when I inevitably get caught up in the frenzy and spectacle of TOTK's release...
Finally: a Tesla I actually like.
Always wanted to play Teslagrad myself, though I could never pull myself to commit to buying it. Now that both a sequel AND a remaster of the first game have been shadowdropped though? You better BELIEVE this is going on my wishlist immediately!
Never played the original, but based off what I saw from todays trailer of the sequel and remaster, it seems right up my alley. To the wishlist… where it will likely reside until next year with my current backlog of purchased titles. 😋
I hate that the 'bundle' costs exactly the same as buying both individually.
@MikeJones this is me with all games right now. I'm afraid to start anything on any platform because I know I'll abandon it on May 12th. Sticking to mostly online multiplayer stuff lately.
Will pick up 2 this week.
@blockfight @MikeJones I'm just trying to get through my current run of BotW before TotK comes out, with maybe a little time to start playing Age of Calamity for the first time.
Waiting for Physical for both to collect and play.
How about those of us who already own Teslagrad on Switch? Do we get a free update? It kinda baffles me that a game can be remastered for a console it’s already on…
Teslagrad 2 is awesome news, but while I'm not particularly far in the first one, the prospect of likely starting it from scratch for some improvement of the already great visuals and a bunch of puzzles (especially if they don't prove to come with new story content or somesuch)... wouldn't baffle me if I were migrating from different hardware like Vita (as Guacamelee and La Mulana are my witnesses); doing this on the same console is a bit of a different matter.
Since Teslagrad 2 was announced in February, I couldn't wait to play it. Needless to say that "available later today" was a huge news.
I bought it on Steam immediately. The bundle is 5€ cheaper there and without any review I would not buy any Switch indie title (30 FPS? stuttering?). Two hours in the game and I loved every second of it. Damn you, empty battery...
Will definitely be getting both.
Things like this make me wonder what would actual Niccoló Tesla say if he saw that
@dequesi I'm wondering the same thing. We should at least get a discount on the remaster.
I have the physical of the first one, I think the Remaster is just money grabbing what you can already buy on the switch.
But will keep an eye on 2 until a physical emerges. Modus is normally pretty good at doing physicals
@LastFootnote Age of Calamity is brilliant. Completely different game but has an enjoyable story and fun set-pieces. If you're looking for more story set in that universe you'll love it.
Was worried about the performance for Teslagrad 2 - turns out i was sceptical for a reason... framerate is sluggish throughout. No major drops, but unfortunately choppy from the start. There must be a patch in the pipeline - shouldn't have been released in this state. Probably rushed for the Indie World unfortunately.
It's been a few years since I played the first game on WiiU, but I seem to remember thinking it was an amazing game other than the ridiculously frustrating boss fights. Especially the last boss... I think I tried that thing like 30 times before I finished it, and the game stopped being fun long before that. At any rate, if I hear good things about the sequel I might try to block those bad memories and give it a chance.
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