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Twin-Stick Shooter Lone Ruin is Landing on PC and Nintendo Switch

Lone Ruin Nintendo Switch

Lone Ruin, twin stick shooter, is coming to Nintendo Switch courtesy of Super Rare Originals.

It’s the second game to join Super Rare Games’ recently launched indie publishing label. The first, the excellent Grapple Dog, arrived simultaneously on PC and Nintendo Switch earlier this year. Lone Ruin is following suit, coming to Switch and PC this January.

Will it be any good? We’ll have to wait to find out but Super Rare seems to have confidence in it, calling it a “..hellishly vibrant, highly addictive action game.” We’re certainly fans of the purple and blue colour scheme which reminds us of old-school CGA-era games. Though, thankfully, it looks to be more fluid than some of the PC games we used to play.

Lone Ruin will see you exploring “.. a ruined magical city, built atop a source of magic used by olden mages to power and transform themselves.” Yes, that’s just asking for trouble. Who’d have thought that an ancient city, slap bang on top of a magical artefact/portal could be trouble, eh?

But in the case of Lone Ruin, your protagonist has a good idea of the monster-slaughtering, attack-dodging shenanigans they’re in for. Whether they reach their prize or end up just another corpse on the curiously-coloured pile is up to you. Or if you want an even more sadistic challenge, you’ll be able to tackle its survival mode.

The game is set for a January 12th release, available digitally on both PC and Nintendo Switch. Given that Grapple Dog launched on Xbox this month we wouldn’t be surprised if Lone Ruin also got an Xbox release, further down the line. You can check out the official Super Rare Originals site to find out more and wishlist it on Steam here.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.