Classic indie platformer VVVVVV headed to Nintendo Switch next month

The Nintendo Switch just got an indie giant added to its library. Flip gravity and avoid deadly spikes in VVVVVV, which you can soon play on your Switch.

Nicalis has announced that its bringing the terrific gravity-reversing platformer VVVVVV to the Nintendo Switch next month. You can get your hands on it on 17th November, exclusively via the Nintendo eShop.

VVVVVV originally released in 2010, and quickly became an indie favourite thanks to its simple controls, but brutal challenges. You play as spaceship captain Viridian, and your job is to rescue your crew, which has been teleported randomly across the terrain of a very hazardous-looking planet. You should expect to get impaled on spikes a lot, but the game never makes you feel like it’s punishing you for it, which is what makes you come back for more.

Have a look at the Switch release trailer below.

What brought a particular smile to my face was the soundtrack used in the trailer, which is from the actual game, and composed by the chiptune artist Magnus Pålsson. It has some seriously amazing tunes, do check it out.

The game itself was made by Terry Cavanagh, who was also responsible for the similarly tremendous Super Hexagon.

Whether you’ve never played VVVVVV before, or own it already, it’s challenges are timeless. It’s a terrific game to dip into every now and then, so I recommend snagging this one when it goes live. Do it for the sad elephant.

VVVVVV is currently available on a plethora of platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, PS4, PS Vita and the 3DS. It’s even on the Ouya, if you still have one of those.

To nurture the masochist inside you, also have a look at the Super Rude Bear Resurrection, which promises much dying, but with a twist. For minimalistic platforming, check out N++.

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