Metroidvania Timespinner Coming To Switch And Xbox One

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Metroidvania Timespinner Coming To Switch And Xbox One

May 29, 2019

By: John Quilty

 
 

2018’s Timespinner will be launching on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on June 4, publisher Chucklefish announced in a press release. Previously, the Metroidvania game had been available for the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Timespinner is an action platformer that draws inspiration from games such as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Super Metroid. The game stars protagonist Lunais, who has been chosen to be her village’s Timekeeper. In the event of a disaster, war, or other emergencies, the designated Timekeeper is to go back in time to prevent that future from ever happening. However, this effectively erases their original timeline and they must never again have contact with their original timeline. Lunais must fulfill her duty when an empire attacks her village and kills her family. Transported into the past, she must gain new weapons, powers, and abilities to change the future and avenge her family.

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Techraptor’s Andrew Stretch reviewed the game when it released in November of 2018, giving it a positive review and an 8/10 score. He praised it, noting “Lunar Ray games have built an intricate world and populated it with enjoyable characters and fun objectives. For fans of the formula this is a game that you won’t want to miss out on, and even those who are new to Metroidvania’s it’s a great first experience.”

 
 

Chucklefish’s press release did not mention any pricing, but the game currently sells for $19.99 USD on Steam and the Playstation store, so it is likely to carry over to the Switch and Xbox One.


Quick Take

It’s great to see this game on more platforms, especially the Switch. Timespinner is one of the best indie Metroidvania’s I’ve ever played. The pixel art looks great, the gameplay is fluid, and the soundtrack is quite evocative of Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia and Symphony of the Night. If you like later Castlevania games, this is another great entry in that genre.
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