Two entirely unrelated video games have been announced for the Nintendo Switch today, helping boost the console’s upcoming library.
Troll and I and Battle Princess Madelyn are two very different games by two very different developers – one is a UK-based experienced developer, the other a start-up in Canada – but both seem interesting in their own right.
Both are also coming to other consoles, but it’s their Switch announcements that have really piqued interest as the upcoming console is in desperate need of additional games.
Here’s a brief look at the two games.
Battle Princess Madelyn
Battle Princess Madelyn Greenlight
Casual Bit Games’ game Battle Princess Madelyn is exactly the sort of thing I want to see more of on the Nintendo Switch – independent, interesting nostalgic games that can be played at home or on the go.
A nostalgic arcade game inspired by classics such as Ghouls N’ Ghosts, this features 50 stages and a retro pixel-art look, and came to life as a way for creative director Christopher Obritsch’s daughter Madelyn to be in her own arcade game.
Battle Princess Madelyn will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC at a later date.
Troll and I
Troll and I – Features trailer
When it was first announced for other consoles, Spiral House’s game immediately reminded me of the recent PS4 title The Last Guardian, if not solely down to playing a character accompanied by a giant creature.
As the title may suggest, the accompanying creature here is a large troll, who helps your human character Otto traverse through the game by hurling boulders at enemy humans and orcs.
In single-player, you can switch between the two characters, wherein Otto can forage for items and utilise a stealthy approach. Or you could just smash your enemies to pieces as Troll, I guess.
Troll and I supports split-screen co-operative gameplay, which is frankly a missed feature that was once commonplace for games. The Switch version will, of course, make use of the Joy-Con controllers and be playable both at home and on the go.
We’ve yet to get our hands on the game ourselves, but we’re hoping that this will shape up to be a decent co-op game.
Troll and I releases on March 24th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and has a tentative spring schedule for the Switch.