Award-winning independent developers NExT Studios and META Publishing are proud to announce that Biped is coming to the Nintendo Switch on 2nd of July. This cooperative puzzle adventure has already wowed audiences on Steam and Playstation 4. Soon, Switch owners will be able to team up and take on an adorable quest to save the Earth!
A fresh new trailer for the Switch version of the game accompanies this announcement and can be found here:
Biped boasts a 92% positive score on its Steam page! Additionally, numerous accolades have been awarded to Biped on the convention and festival circuit. It has won Indiecade Europe’s 2019 Audience Choice award, Best Game Design in Asia at Indie Prize, and was a Gamer’s Voice nominee at SXSW 2020. A resounding cry of support from NExT’s most important critics; the fans that help them continue to make quality games. Biped is a charming physics-based trip with two cute robot protagonists, Aku and Sila. The pair works together to travel an alternate version of Earth populated by robot friends! The players will navigate by controlling their legs with Biped’s elegant and unique controls. They can walk, slide, and operate puzzles by moving their robot’s legs individually. For the best gaming experience developers recommend having two pairs of Joy Cons.
Teamwork will be essential to progress as you coordinate to explore the world, avoid traps, and even fling your friend to scale walls! The Switch version has been fully optimized for this platform with Joy Con controls and portability in mind.
“In these trying times, we’re very happy to make a game that brings people together. Biped is the kind of game that you can play with anyone! Grab a friend, a roommate, a sibling, or a parent and have fun working with each other to progress. The Switch makes it even easier to play together with its detachable joycons and portable screens. We encourage everyone to stay safe, find someplace cozy, and enjoy our game!”, says Ilya Salamatov, CEO of META publishing.
- Innovative and simple controls. You control the robot’s two legs using two sticks. This allows you to perform various moves—from simple walking and sliding to more advanced actions, like operating machinery or cutting wood.
- Two-player co-op. Enjoy the adventure solo or grab a friend or a family member and have a blast together in co-op mode. Communicate and coordinate to conquer challenges together and find out how good a pair you truly are. For this mode developer recommends having two pairs of Joy Cons.
- Explore fun environments. Your adventure will take you to many beautiful and mysterious locations on the planet. Explore secrets in forests, valleys, waterfalls, and icy mountains and find your way through the puzzling paths that lead to the planetary beacons.