The Midwest might still be in a winter chill, but now you can be as cool as an ice cube as Thunder Lotus Games has announced that it will release Jotun: Valhalla Edition for the Nintendo Switch on April 27. This version of the game will be optimized for the Nintendo Switch’s handheld mode and will come with some graphical improvements compared to the previous Wii U iteration.
Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Jotun: Valhalla Edition features Valhalla Mode, a boss rush mode with even fiercer versions of the already challenging jotun.
Thunder Lotus’ debut production earned high praise from press and players alike for its gorgeous visuals and challenging gameplay upon its release on PC (2015) and consoles (2016). The developer is proud to confirm that Jotun has welcomed over 1 million players into its hand-drawn norse-inspired world since its initial launch.
Those that had enjoyed the game on Wii U™, especially, will notice an evident graphical upgrade in the new release. Subtler, but no less crucial, are the gameplay tweaks implemented by the developer to allow for a seamless experience on the Nintendo Switch™ console’s handheld mode. This prompted the company head to (somewhat wistfully) note that Jotun’s arrival on Nintendo Switch™ marks the first time a Thunder Lotus production is fully untethered from a dedicated TV screen or monitor.
“Playing a Thunder Lotus game on a handheld console brings me way back,” said Will Dubé, President of Thunder Lotus Games in a prepared statement. “One of my earliest gaming memories is passing the Game Boy back and forth with my brothers during road trips. I hope we can create similarly epic memories for new Vikings across the world!”
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