The Nintendo Direct-style presentation, which preceded Gamescom, released three new Switch games, all released the same day. A new stream, this one from Nintendo of America, had just one such game, but it's a stellar one: Into the Breach.
Originally launched on PC this year, Into the Breach is the latest title from Subset Games, the developer of the acclaimed FTL. The game is now available at the e-shop for $ 15 / £ 11.39
Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy game in which you control three giant 'Mechs assigned to defend a territory against Monsters. What makes it unique is the transparency with everything to do with the upcoming round: you know exactly which order your enemies are coming from, what they will do and how much damage they will inflict. Likewise, you know the effects of your own actions; There is nothing accidental about how much damage you will do, for example. Combined with the ability to physically move units and opponents (knocking opponents off the map or attacking each other), this is a most satisfying experience unlike anything else.
Due to its turn-based orientation, this should be for Switch fit perfectly. The game itself is terrific, as described in our Into the Breach Review. "There's so much strategic excitement in seeing the potential destruction unleashed by a swarm of giant monsters in a city, and then making quick counter-maneuvers to ruin the party," Edmond Tran wrote. "Into The Breach's focus on foresight makes its turn-based encounters into an action-packed, risk-free puzzle, and the remarkable variety of game styles that provide unique units keeps every new run interesting."
This could be the only just switch game to come out right away, Nintendo also announced numerous other indie titles and exclusive on the way. Among other things, Hyper Light Drifter for Switch includes some new items, while the system also includes Samurai Gunn 2, a cool-looking action game called Bullet Age and Untitled Goose Game.