- Astlibra Revision, a highly rated 2D side-scrolling RPG, is releasing on the Nintendo Switch on November 16.
- The game offers a unique and captivating story that diverges from typical RPG fare, with six difficulty options to cater to different player preferences.
- Fans of old-school SNES-style RPGs will enjoy Astlibra Revision, and the Nintendo Switch offers a growing library of retro-style titles to choose from.
Astlibra Revision, a 2D side-scrolling RPG that currently boasts an “Overwhelmingly Positive” review score on Steam, will be launching on the Nintendo Switch on November 16. Astlibra Revision first released on PC in October 2022, and the game features the entirety of the original Astlibra, which was developed by one-man studio Keizo over the course of 14 years, with updated mechanics, new skills and dungeons, as well as overhauled illustrations by artists Shigatake and Haku Tatsufuchi.
Astlibra Revision begins as many RPGs do. The protagonist’s hometown is beset by demons, and he sets out to find his childhood friend so that they can face off against the demon king. But the game’s story promises to diverge from staple RPG fare, subverting expectations and evolving into “something unexpected and captivating.” There are also six difficulty options, so people who just want to enjoy the story can do so, while others can opt for more of a challenge. With Astlibra Revision’s character progression system, classic RPG classes have also been switched up a bit, and players can create a bow-wielding warrior or melee magic user if they wish.
Astlibra Revision will be making its way onto the Nintendo Switch on November 16, thanks to the requests of many fans of the game’s PC release, and the action RPG will be Steam Deck compatible out of the box. The veteran developer of Astlibra Revision hoped to harken back to the golden age of JRPGs by offering hack-and-slash combat with a variety of weapons to find and master. There is of course also magic, experience points and leveling, and an engaging storyline that provides 60 to 90 hours of gameplay.
Astlibra Revision will have a price tag of $24.99, but in honor of its launch, early buyers can grab a copy for their Switch for $19.99 until 8:59 PM PST on launch day. For those who are still uncertain about whether the game will scratch that action RPG itch, Steam currently has a short demo to try out. But Astlibra Revision already has nearly 19,000 reviews on Steam, 96% of which are positive. One player called it a “big hidden diamond,” while another stated that it is “a really unique and memorable masterpiece,” and the praise continues from there.
A really unique and memorable masterpiece.
Once gamers have finished battling their way through Astlibra Revision, there will be plenty of other old-school SNES-style RPGs to enjoy on the Nintendo Switch. The portable platform has become an important repository for old-school games, particularly with the growing library of retro titles available via Nintendo Switch Online. Fans of RPGs and classic games in general have an increasing range of NES, SNES, N64, GBA, and Sega Genesis titles to choose from on the portable platform.
The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid portable and home console that aims to be the only gaming system anyone needs. The hybrid controller is an undisputed success because it provides a high degree of portable visual quality and converts easily into a home console.