Today, Dreadbit and Ripstone Publishing announced that their upcoming console version of Ironcast will be coming to Switch next month. Previously announced for a summer release date, Ironcast will be released on August 10, and will take advantage of different control schemes and HD rumble.
Ironcast is a turn-based strategy game set in an alternative Victorian history; where refined men and women command gigantic mechanized war machines, laying waste to enemies of the British Empire. As Commanders of the Consortium of Merit, players take control of their own 7 meter tall walking Ironcast to defend 1880’s Victorian England from an invading force of enemy Ironcast.
Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast’s various weapons and systems. Players must choose how to spend these nodes wisely; either offensively to cripple and destroy opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapon fire is due.
The roguelite style of Ironcast enforces that death is permanent, but rewards are persistent and no two campaigns are the same. With randomly generated missions, over 50 unlockable items and the potential for rare enemy loot drops, commanders will face a new crusade with every play through.
Ironcast will be released on the Switch August 10. Check out the announcement trailer above, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.
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