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All-out retro action title Slave Zero X is coming to Switch this month

In the mood for a little 16bit(ish) action in the classic style? Sit tight, because Ziggurat Interactive’s Slave Zero X is almost here.

From the 90s with love

You might be fine saying ‘from the late-80s with love’ too, honestly. But you get the drift either way, as Slave Zero X is looking like it would have been right at home on the Sega Genesis. And if you’ve yet to see Ziggurat Interactive’s love letter to the genre in action, then you’ve missed out on the development of one of the most promising side-scrolling action titles in a while.

Soaked in biomechanical blood, Slave Zero X seeks to deliver a taste of iconic gameplay, albeit with somewhat modern looks. Even with that modern edge however, it looks like fans of the genre should find themselves right at home in the game’s dystopian world.

A satisfyingly punishing story of revenge, Slave Zero X sees the protagonist, Shou, merging with a stolen Slave Unit Prototype, becoming a furious Devil in pursuit of killing a false God. Take up arms and do battle against the violent forces of the tyrannical SovKhan, the violent dictator who rules Megacity S1-9 with fists of iron and flesh. 

With an array of gameplay modes and a strikingly futuristic 2.5D dystopian environment, players will unleash punishing combos and face off against waves of genetically enhanced biopunk enemies — all set to an intense synth soundtrack. Follow the story of Shou’s bloody vengeance in this savage, action-packed title that will resonate with fans of titles like Devil May CryStrider, and Guilty Gear.

Ziggurat Interactive press release

Like what you see? Well, then you’re in luck because as mentioned this 2.5D adventure is coming up fast. Slave Zero X is scheduled to hit the Switch in just under two weeks, on April 11th. The game will ship in both standard and deluxe editions, and will be getting some free additional content on day one for good measure.

That will be the “SovKhan 300 game mode”, which will deliver an “ultra-hard” battle against the game’s final boss, allowing players to fight SovKhan in “his true ultimate form”. This will be the character as the designers originally envisioned him, which was apparently cut from the base edition. Make special note though, that this is being called “post-game” content, so you’ll likely have to beat the game at least once to face this mysterious foe.

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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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