If you’re looking for something new to check out on Switch, you might want to take a look at Retrograde Arena, a twin-stick shooter that’s just launched on the eShop for free.
Designed to be played with others either locally or online, Retrograde Arena adds a neat twist to your typical shooter by giving you weapons that don’t kill. Instead, guns are used for speed, dodging, navigating sharp corners, and pushing opponents around the battlefield; it’s the environment you’ll want to keep an eye on.
You can see it in action in the trailer above. You’ll spot that the game’s just as much about physics as it is shooting, and that bopping your opponents into walls either by shooting them or giving them a good whack gets the job done.
Here’s a feature list:
A Multiplayer Spectacle (Online & Local): Battle with up to 6 friends or AI in a rapid-fire rounds of neon drenched fury with retro-futuristic weapons.
Three Game Modes for different skill types:
– Last Man Standing for the quickest fingers, and deadliest shot.
– King’s Crown for tactical ambush and intelligent skirmisher
– SuperSizer for a new and intriguing game based around an insurmountable enemy.
Physics is the Key: Dominate Newton’s laws and use your weapon’s recoil to dodge enemy attacks, smash them into walls or fly around the arena at great speeds.
Grab Your Weapon: Use traditional weapons like machine guns, railguns, and shotguns to slam enemies to their doom! Or reflect enemy attacks back at them with the Mirror, unleash the dread Accelerator, or create a deadly black hole with the Imploder.
Conquer Every Arena: Each arena has its own layout and unique quirks that demand different strategies to succeed!
Beauty Matters: Unlock different skins, thrusters, and particle effects to personalize your Drone.
No lootboxes or other tricky F2P mechanics: supporters can pick up two available DLC with more skins and maps to support us!
As mentioned above, the game’s available right now on Switch absolutely free. The game’s publisher, Neon Doctrine, says that “supporters can pick up two available DLC with more skins and maps to support us,” so there’s more content available should you want it.
Will you be giving it a go? Let us know how you get on in the comments below.