Two Tribes, the indie puzzle gaming studio famous for Toki Tori, has announced their next release Swap This! will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive. Currently scheduled to be released on November 2nd, the title is available for pre-order on the Switch eShop now.
Originally in development seven years ago, Swap This! was never released and thought to be canceled by the Two Tribes team. According to developers, the game works best on a touchscreen console, which is the reason for its release on Switch. Billed as an 'arcade-style' puzzler, it’s a matching game that requires reflexes and on the spot tactical decisions and is designed to be purposefully challenging to players, even those who are used to matching puzzle games.
“Players still match colors, but once they get the hang of it they'll be juggling multiple chain reactions in real time while strategically deploying power-ups to beat giant enemy fish!” says Two Tribes publicity material.
A sea-themed game, the gameplay involves matching up similar colored ice cubes to free the poor sea creatures that are trapped in them, potentially before they all get eaten. The game will be able to utilize both the Switch's touchscreen and TV play modes and is also set to include 4 different and distinct modes of play as well as 5 different power-ups. Swap This! will be available on release in the Nintendo eShop for $1.19. It is set to join other Two Tribes games Rive, Toki Tori and Toki Tori 2 in the digital store and is set to be released worldwide.
Are you excited to see what new challenges Two Tribes has to offer, or would you prefer they ported one of their other titles to the Switch? Are you pre-ordering Swap This! and ready to go save the fishes? Let us know in the comments below!