The puzzler/platformer Shiftlings - Enhanced Edition is expected to come out on Nintendo Switch on Feb. 1.
Developed by Rock Pocket Games, Shiftlings is a quirky game about a pair of space custodians who travel the cosmos completing complex challenges. The twist here is that the duo are linked by a single air hose. As odd as that seems, it allows them to pass gas (no, really) back and forth between their space suits. The feature lets one character expand massively in size and weight, reducing mobility but providing clever ways to solve objectives and reach new terrain. The game's 55 levels can be played either single-player or via local co-op.
The original Shiftlings released in 2015 and this enhanced Nintendo Switch version features smooth 60 fps gameplay. There is also updated level layout and design that's Rock Pocket Games says improves player progression and the overall pacing of the game. Furthermore, new help features and all the play modes are available to the Nintendo Switch, offering enhanced single and cooperative experiences compared to the original.
“We are very excited to bring Shiftlings to the Nintendo Switch," says Natascha Röösli, Assistant Producer, Rock Pocket Games. "It’s the perfect game for the console. It’s made specifically for couch co-op but it also has to offer challenges for the hardcore gamer who wants to tackle the game by her/his own."
The game will be available on the 1st of February 2018 in North America, Europe and Australia.