Switch Is Getting One Of 2016's Best Games Very Soon

Plus, a retail edition is following later this holiday season.

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Soon you can take Salt and Sanctuary with you wherever you go on Nintendo Switch. Ska Studios in partnership with porting house BlitWorks has announced that it's coming to Switch on August 2. The Souls-like will be available for $18 on the eShop. A separate retail version called Salt and Sanctuary: Drowned Tome Edition will follow this holiday season.

Salt and Sanctuary took the brutal-but-fair difficult boss battles of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls games and transferred it to a 2D plane, with side-scrolling action instead. GameSpot's review noted its tense combat, world-building, and rich mysteries, though some boss patterns were unpredictably frustrating.

"The two of us wanted to create a Soulslike game that we wanted to play, and finding that so many others who wanted it too warmed our dark little hearts," said co-creators Michelle and James Silva in the announcement. "Bringing Salt and Sanctuary to the Nintendo Switch means more people who like dismal, satisfying games can play our very dismal, satisfying game."

Dismal and satisfying is Ska's stock in trade, having developed a distinct style with games like The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, its sequel Vampire Smile, and Charlie Murder.

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I'm sure it's a great game, and they seem like a nice couple... but... damn if this isn't one of the worst titles for a video game I've ever seen. I hate it so much. So cringy to me. -_- Hopefully their next game will have a better title.

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@FaustXII: Terrible reason to skip an otherwise great game.

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@Barighm: Didn't say I'd skip it. I'll probably play it down the line.

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one of 2016's best games ??? DAFUQ ???

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@shadowwarrior4:

Well, weird, because I work on gaming industry, I daily check news about games and I never heard of this game. maybe I am suffering from memory loss, since it is "one of the best games 2016" and I don't remember it.

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@gusbr: That IS weird, because I don't work on gaming industry, and don't daily check news about games and I HAVE heard of this. As a matter of fact I recall a pretty decent amount of coverage for it.

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@ibonedyourmom: maybe I was hibernating then

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I love how Nintendo gloats about getting games that everyone else was playing years ago, and Nintendo fans just accept it.

Every Nintendo Switch purchase should include a free bottle of lube because it's obvious anyone who buys one enjoys being fucked right in the ass.

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@DEATHWlSH: I have the Mario edition. I will box it and keep it as a relic. I expected to get a lot of nice stuff from switch, but it is just filled with few good indies and most of it is just crap.

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Never heard of it, and with a name like that, I can already tell why.

I really need to quit falling prey to GameSpot's shameless click-bait, I should know better by now that if their articles were worth reading then they wouldn't have such vague titles.

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@Blk_Mage_Ctype: So.. you're saying you're ignoring the game because of it's name and you're blaming Gamespot for not knowing it ? It's a dark souls/metroidvania.

The game's looks is not so good, way too gloomy n all, but the game is actually really great.
Personally preferred it over dark souls 3.

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@Blk_Mage_Ctype: You should have heard of it. It's better than most AAA titles.

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I'll probably skip this since I was content with the Vita release. I'll admit I'm not a big Souls fan, but the formula seemed to work much better in 2-D than 3-D.

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@DukeGallison: That's because it's really more like Castlevania than Souls.

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Great to see this game portable the switch is becoming the best place for indie games...but It's still not enough to get me to buy one (I'm on PC) Metroid prime might push me tho...

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@Giygas07: Wha? In what universe?

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@Giygas07: Or,OR,OPINIONS! And no Hollow Knight isn't better

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I was kinda hoping it'd be Odin Sphere Leifthrasir.

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Good news, this moody developers deliver!

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