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Wild Guns Reloaded heads to Nintendo Switch

Natsume preps a revamp of one of the toughest to find SNES games with Wild Guns Reloaded. Get ready for some wild west, steampunk shooting action.


I’ve never played Wild Guns, and from what I remember I wasn’t even aware it existed back in 1994. It certainly was real enough though, and remains one of the hardest games to find for Nintendo’s first sequel console.

It was a kind-of shooting gallery title. The player-character was a cowboy type, and the camera was fixed behind him. All of the action took place by controlling a reticle, firing away at baddies. You could also move around a bit and do some close-combat moves, but the shooting was the main draw.

And now it’s back, and on the Switch.

“Natsume developed the original Wild Guns in 1994 for the SNES, and we are proud to continue this legacy in Wild Guns Reloaded for Nintendo Switch,” said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume. “We’ve included some brand new features for the Switch version that we’re very excited about!”

Wild Guns Reloaded picks up on the same elements that the original offered. Eight stages will be spread across three “zones” in the new game, and Natsume promises that the same “sci-fi western” feel will be present.¬†Gamers can pick between Clint or Annie, both new characters, in single or multiplayer modes.

About the modes too, look for some new ones to be present for the Switch, like the Beginner Mode.

Now, newcomers can play the arcade-style shooter with unlimited lives! And in contrast to Beginner Mode, Boss Rush: Time Attack was created for Wild Guns veterans. For the hardest of the hardcore, Boss Rush: Time Attack mode lets players take on all the bosses in the game, one right after the other! How far can you get?!

No release date yet for Wild Guns Reloaded on Switch, but Natsume says you should be on the lookout for it some time early this year.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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