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1After the best Metroidvania games on Switch? Try these!

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Thanks to the Switch’s portable capabilities, playing a Metroidvania isn’t something you have to do while sat in front of your TV.

In the past, the Castlevania series has been one of the best sources of portable Metroidvanias; from Castlevania: Circle of the Moon on Game Boy Advance, to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate on the 3DS. Unfortunately though, the series has yet to make the jump to the Nintendo Switch, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t great Metroidvania games available on the format.

Thankfully, there are enough alternatives available to make the lack of a new Castlevania not much of a worry. The Switch offers plenty of games that promote exploration throughout an interconnected world, filled with plenty of platforming and light RPG elements, so why not give one a try if you’re after a new Metroidvania to sink your teeth into? These really are the best Metroidvania games available on Switch right now.

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Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!