Ironcast Launching on Nintendo Switch This Summer

Ironcast Launching on Nintendo Switch This Summer

Developer Dreadbit and Ripstone Publishing have just announced that their steampunk mech combat game, Ironcast, will be launching on the Nintendo Switch this summer. Originally released on PC and Mac in 2015, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2016, Ironcast is a Match-3 game that has a ton of depth to it.

The game is set in an “alternative Victorian history; where refined men and women command gigantic mechanized war machines, laying waste to enemies of the British Empire.” You are put in the shoes of one of the Commanders of the Consortium of Merit and with your 7-foot tall Ironcast mech, you must defend 1880’s Victorian England from those who wish to see it harm.

As you play the game, you are generating resource nodes that will empower the various weapons and systems of your Ironcast. On top of all this, Ironcast is a “roguelite” and death is permanent, though certain rewards will stay with you forever. There are randomly generated missions, over 50 unlockable items and the chance for everyone’s favorite sweet, sweet enemy loot.

Ironcast on the Switch plans on taking full advantage of the capabilities of the system and will allow you to play on your television in docked mode or handheld, with Joy-Cons, a Pro Controller, or even with full touch screen functionality. Also, full HD Rumble support will be included.

Ripstone and developer Dreadbit are giving your first look at Ironcast on the Nintendo Switch today at 10am PT/1pm ET at Also, look forward to plenty of coverage at E3 as Ironcast will be playable during our industry’s biggest show.

Have you played Ironcast? Are you looking forward to trying it on Nintendo’s newest console? Let us know below!

Adam has been writing about and playing video games for as long as he can remember. He is an aficionado of all things Chipotle, Disney, and Hibachi related and is the founder of Extra Life Columbus. He truly believes there is nothing better than playing games and healing kids! His favorite games include Final Fantasy VII, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mass Effect 2, and Super Mario World.

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