When does Hades physical edition release on the Switch?
Nintendo announced on the latest Nintendo Direct that a physical edition of Hades will be released for the Switch. There is currently only a digital version available for purchase, which was released in September of 2020.
Hades is an indie roguelike dungeon crawler that was developed by Supergiant Games, who also worked on titles including Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. The game received widespread acclaim and won awards such as Best Indie Game and Best Action Game at The Game Awards 2020 and Best Indie Game and Critic’s Choice during the Golden Joysticks Awards. Many gaming websites and magazines also placed Hades on their best games of the year lists. It ultimately proved to be a big hit, as it sold more than one million copies.
As was revealed during the most recent Nintendo Direct, Hades’ physical edition release will arrive on March 19 to the Nintendo Switch. You can currently pre-order it on the Best Buy website. The package will include a copy of the game, in addition to a download code for the Hades soundtrack, which was composed by Darren Korb, and a 32-page artbook detailing a variety of the game’s characters.
In the game, players control Zagreus, who is the son of Hades, on his journey to escape from the Underworld and reach Mount Olympus, the home of the Greek gods. While on this dangerous adventure, players will encounter rooms filled with mobs of enemies and rewards. Hades features hack-and-slash combat and a progression system which allows players to upgrade Zagreus’ abilities and obtain new weapons. Throughout the game, players will encounter various characters from Greek mythology, including the Olympian gods themselves. Players should prepare to die, as it is a frequent occurence in the game.