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Rive

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, WiiU, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: Engine Software (EU), Two Tribes (US)
Release Date: Nov. 17, 2017

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'Rive' (ALL) Skipping Wii U In Favor Of Switch

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2017 @ 3:15 a.m. PST

Rive is a metal-wrecking, robot-hacking 2D shooter/platformer with old-school gaming values with a new-school execution.

Its 360-degree shooting and platforming hybrid causes a ‘dance of destruction’ during an insane sequence of spectacular battles and setpieces.

In the role of space scavenger Roughshot, players can hack their enemies, fire off burst weapons, and prove their mettle in multiple game modes.

We can finally reveal what we've been up to: RIVE was bumped from Wii U to Nintendo Switch, where it'll be playable in ultra-fast and super-challenging 60 FPS glory.

We're developing RIVE on Nintendo Switch together with Engine Software. Details about the game's exclusive Nintendo Switch expansion, as well as a release date, will be announced later on.

Two Tribes has always had a strong Nintendo tradition. Toki Tori on Game Boy Color was our debut, way back in 2001! Since then, many of our games have appeared on Nintendo platforms, including Toki Tori 2+ and RUSH. Lots of fans have let us know they’d like to play RIVE on a Nintendo system. So we can't wait to finally bring RIVE to Nintendo Switch!

RIVE is a great fit for Nintendo Switch. It was always intended as an explosive ode to the action games of the early nineties. Nostalgic, yet thoroughly modern. And we feel that Nintendo Switch, too, is all about bringing the experience from our youth, playing deep and skill-based games together, to the current day.

RIVE (meaning 'to tear apart violently') is filled to the brim with references to our favorite games, with spectacular set-pieces, and humor, via the game's main characters. Space scavenger Roughshot and robot butler DLL are both voiced by the talented Mark Dodson, of Star Wars and Gremlins fame.

Key Features

  • All the goodness of platform games and twin stick shooters in one package.
  • Collect hacks and upload them to your enemies to alter their behavior.
  • Old school game design sensibilities, in a decidedly new school execution.
  • Music and Sound Design by Sonic Picnic.
  • Backstory by Dutch author and games journalist Niels 't Hooft.

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