Publisher Astrolabe Games announced that the 2.5D Metroidvania F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch will launch on July 12 for Nintendo Switch in the west. Pre-orders for the games are currently available with a %10 discount. Additionally, Microids announced that it will distribute physical editions of the game in the west in Q3 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch first launched digitally on September 7, 2021, for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. It is also available for P.C. via Steam and Epic Games Store.
The game’s details via the publisher can be seen below:
Developed by a team of talented and passionate industry veterans at TiGames and selected into Sony Interactive Entertainment‘s “China Hero Project,” the critically-acclaimed F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch brings you into the dark, steamy slums of Torch City as a rabbit protagonist wielding a giant mechanical fist, constantly resisting and challenging the oppressor, the Machine Legion.
Six years ago, the Machine Legion invaded and colonized the Torch City, which was originally inhabited by animals. Rayton, the former soldier in the resistance war, has been living in seclusion since then. In order to rescue his arrested friend, Rayton reclaims his mechanical fist and decides to fight back. Little did he know he would be involved in a much bigger scheme between the Mafia, the Rebellion, and the Legion. F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch features multiple carefully-designed weapons, satisfying combos, and kaleidoscopic upgradable skills that can support a number of different playstyles. Various enemies will hurl their unique weapons to attack while cooperating closely in order to corner Rayton. And of course, there are more than a dozen of bosses that will try to teach Rayton a lesson with totally different combat tactics and patterns, providing players with a fun and engaging arcade-style experience.
The combination of the dieselpunk aesthetics and the oriental-style architecture constructs the core visual style of Torch City. Players will find a great number of puzzles and challenges perfectly blended into a sophisticated and interconnected game map worth exploring. Powered by Unreal Engine 4 with physically-based rendering and extremely-detailed textures, presenting a gorgeous 3D visual performance and pushing the genre to a whole new level on Nintendo Switch. F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch on Nintendo Switch is aiming to achieve 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second performance when docked, and 720p resolution at 30 frames per second in handheld mode.