Metroidvania ‘FIST: Forged In Shadow Torch’ Rated For Switch In Taiwan


Image: TiGames

Metroidvania fans can often rejoice in the deals they get on Switch, and it looks like there could be another one coming our way! FIST: Crafted in Shadow Torch was rated for the console in Taiwan as highlighted Gematsu.

The game features an anthropomorphic rabbit ex-pilot who must make his way through Torch City. We know it sounds nice and sweet, but FIST: Forged in Shadow Torch is anything but. Challenging platforming and hard-hitting arcade-style combat, this Metroidvania will make your cottontail flutter.

The game launched on PS4, PS5, and PC last year, and judging by the sound reviews definitely hits above his weight!

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s an overview of what to expect right from the game. Steam page:

The arrest of a friend meant that he had no choice but to put on his giant metal fist and fight those who oppress him. Little did he suspect that he would soon find himself in a maelstrom of conspiracies involving the Legion, the Resistance and the Rat Gang.

Seamless maps filled with challenges to explore
Explore over a dozen unique map areas in Action Platformer style.

Arcade combat system with smooth switching between three types of weapons
The Fist, Drill, and Whip are three weapons with completely different fighting styles that provide seamless transitions between powerful combos, powerful attacks, and ranged attacks. Strike the enemy by choosing the most appropriate form of attack for the situation. Players will face dozens of different types of enemies, each with their own weapons and attack, all working together to knock the player down. Unique bosses with unusual fighting styles provide a new unique gaming experience.

Aesthetics of diesel-punk on Unreal Engine 4

The stark contrast between furry animals and sterile mechanical soldiers introduces the theme of conflict into the game’s story. Realistic 3D images powered by Unreal Engine 4 combined with physical rendering take the action platformer genre to a whole new level of visual quality.

Chinese developers TiGames or publisher Bilibili have not yet officially commented on this. Hopefully, we’ll hear some news about this Switch transition soon, but for now, we’ll just have to hold the blows. In the meantime, here’s the story trailer for the PS4 version:

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