Forma.8 Launching on Nintendo Switch Next Week

The indie Metroidvania style game launches August 24 on the eShop at a lower retail price.

Indie developer MixedBag recently announced that the Nintendo Switch version of its game, forma.8, will launch through the eShop on August 24.  

forma.8 is a Metroidvania style adventure. According to the game's Steam page, it features a "huge, open world full of secrets," and sees you take control of the titular space probe called forma.8 as you try to survive on a hostile alien world. You set out on a quest to discover an ancient energy source, and reunite with your fellow companions.

True to form, it also includes a wealth of powerups and secrets. However, the game has received the most praise for its artistic style -- which uses bold colors and contrasts to bring the game world to life.


forma.8 originally released on the Wii U back in 2015 and was brought to Steam in February of this year. Switch owners may be interested to know that the Switch version will cost five dollars less than the previous iterations -- $9.99 as opposed to $14.99. According to the press release, this version will run at 60fps and 1080p when the system is docked, and it also fully supports the Pro Controller.

Let us know in the comments if you plan on picking this one up or, if you've already played it!


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Aug. 18th 2017

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