Take a chance on shoot-em-ups as Risk System comes to Switch this month

Today, Hidden Trap and Newt Industries announced that Risk System will come to Nintendo Switch on July 15. The game will allow players to dodge enemy fire and charge their attacks by grazing closely into opponents.

Hidden Trap and Newt Industries announced today that the anime shmup Risk System is coming to Nintendo Switch on July 15. This handcrafted sci-fi adventure will be available for $9.99/£8,99/€9.99, and is already available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop. It brings a unique twist to the genre: rather than having an arsenal of weapons at your disposal, you charge your attacks by getting as close as possible to enemy fire or taking damage. The more risks you take, the more powerful you get — but if you get too close to danger, your ship will eventually be destroyed…

In Risk System, you play as ace pilot called Alys. After a dangerous species of energy parasites crossed a dimensional gate by mimicking replicated materials, humankind is quickly overtaken and forced to build an experimental ship made of old materials and technologies: the RSK9, which can feed on the parasites’ energy to deploy its incredible arsenal. You will need to boost your ship’s firepower by getting close to the enemies and pirouetting between their laser blasts, like a daredevil ace pilot out of a mecha anime!


  • Increase your B-Meter and firepower by flying as close to enemy fire as possible and absorbing their energy. The more times you do it, the easier it will be to destroy the parasites.
  • Perform special Risk Shots to attack and turn the energy into power for your shield. Sometimes, the best defense is a risky offense!
  • Use barrel rolls to quickly cover vertical space and modify your attack.
  • Unleash the Barrier Breaker once the B-Meter is full to inflict huge damage on everything in sight!
  • Set your destiny according to your mission performance and the results you get. Remember that everybody counts on you to save thousands of lives.
  • Focus on the final goal or play hard to get the higher score in each level. Use Risk Shots to destroy multiple enemies at once, string combos and increase your score multiplier.
  • Delight yourself with the gorgeous, pixelated art style of the game, which tributes to some famous side-scrolling shoot-’em-up games from the 80s and 90s.

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