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VVVVVV flips onto the Switch eShop on November 17 for $9.99
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October 23, 2017, 23:24:22
 
Welp, guess I'm double-dipping.

Nicalis said:
SANTA ANA, California, October 23, 2017—Nicalis, Inc., video game developer and publisher, announces today that the crazy fun gravity-switching saga VVVVVV will release on the Nintendo eShop for digital download on November 17. It will carry a price of $9.99.

In VVVVVV you play as Captain Viridian, brave commander of a spaceship whose crew members are accidentally teleported to random locations in an unknown dimension. While exploring the ship and its surroundings, you can switch the polarity of gravity at any time. You can “fall up” to extricate yourself from pits and walk across the ceiling when it’s too dangerous to step on the floor. Viridian uses this ability to search for teleporters, shiny collectible trinkets and the ship’s missing crew.

“VVVVVV was designed by Terry Cavanagh as an homage to the 8-bit Commodore 64 computer games that he played while he was growing up,” says Nicalis president Tyrone Rodriguez. “But you don’t need to have had those experiences to enjoy every last bit of it. It’s one of those rare games that are immediately accessible and simple.”

The Switch version of VVVVVV runs at 60 frames per second, with bright and colorful throwback graphics and a number of graphical filters to change the visual aesthetic. The supremely catchy chiptune soundtrack will stay in your head for hours after you stop playing.

Developed by distractionware and Nicalis, Inc., VVVVVV will be available for Nintendo Switch on November 17 as a digital download from the Nintendo eShop for $9.99 (North America) or 9,99€ (Europe). The game has been rated E by the ESRB.

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Posted: 10/23/17, 23:24:22    
 
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Sold! Played the hell out it of on 3DS already, but I'll double dip on this for sure!

Worth buying for the soundtrack alone.


They should sell physical copies of the game, packed in the old cassette tape boxes. I'd buy two.


Posted by 
 on: 10/23/17, 23:28:05  - Edited by 
 on: 10/23/17, 23:29:21
Awesome game. Definitely one of the best soundtracks ever even if I did eventually have to unfollow the musician on Facebook because of his constant rants about "SJWs" and such.


Posted by 
 on: 10/24/17, 00:11:32
Wonder if I'll bother getting all the trinkets this time around. That loooooong section that forces you into getting past it by pure trial-and-error induced muscle memory never sat well with me.

@Zero
Oh great. Another swedish arsehole making his stupid voice heard in the gaming industry. Thank jebus for Image & Form. They're still cool. Right? Right?!


Posted by 
 on: 10/24/17, 00:28:05
@r_hjort To be fair he doesn't really have much of a presence in the game industry. I only knew this because I was friends with him on Facebook.


Posted by 
 on: 10/24/17, 00:35:46
@Zero
Ah, good good. I think I thought that he had done some music for Slime-san recently, but as it turns out that was FantomenK. Who actually seems to be alright, so that's nice.


Posted by 
 on: 10/24/17, 00:40:19  - Edited by 
 on: 10/24/17, 00:46:02
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