What if you were leading the undead hordes in your typical turn-based strategy fantasy game? That's exactly the question one-man developer Nerdook of Monster Slayers and Vertical Drop Heroes aims to answer with his latest title, Reverse Crawl. After being raised from the dead by your daughter, you the Revenant King must wage war against the righteous Red Queen and her knights, using the only help you can enlist: ghouls, goblins and reanimated skeletons. Published by Digerati, the game already received strong acclaim on Steam and on May 10th it's headed to Switch. The Switch port retains all the features of the Steam version, and also adds a local PvP multiplayer mode. You can check out a trailer for the Switch version below.
Lead an army of ghoulish goons in
turn-based strategy RPG Reverse Crawl, coming soon to Nintendo Switch
Forget the usual heroes – in this unique tactical adventure you get to play as the monsters! Available to download from the eShop early next month
18 April 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati and one-man developer Nerdook (Monster Slayers, Vertical Drop Heroes) are delighted to announce that turn-based strategy RPG Reverse Crawl is coming soon to Nintendo Switch™ – the game will be available to download from the eShop from 10 May.
The Switch version features an all-new local PvP mode to complement Campaign and Endless modes, while the game's UI has been specifically modified for Nintendo's console.
Reverse Crawl inverts the classic dungeon crawling premise, putting players in the claws and armored boots of monsters, undead, and other fantasy enemies in a quest to defeat heroic warriors and their Red Queen. Since its release on PC, Reverse Crawl has earned praise for simple yet nuanced strategy mechanics and unique premise:
HonestGamers: "There’s a real depth of choice that encourages multiple replays, especially when some of these decisions start affecting the game’s ending. But there’s also a tactical depth that I’m not sure I expected"
IndieGamesPlus: "Reverse Crawl is lighthearted and accessible enough to be appealing to folks who aren’t necessarily into tactical RPGs... a refreshing take on the genre"
IndieGameReviewer: "...for what it is – a light tactics game that’s easy to pick up and heavy on the charm – Reverse Crawl excels"
About the game
You’re dead already! But such a trifling inconvenience isn’t going to stop you – the Revenant King – from reclaiming your throne. Reverse Crawl is a fast-paced turn-based strategy RPG that lets you lead mobs of monster minions and back-from-the-grave goons into battle against the elite armies of the dastardly Red Queen.
Includes a brand new local PvP mode, created exclusively for the Nintendo Switch version.
Vanquish foes using a deceptively deep tactical turn-based combat system
Assemble an army of dark dungeon dwellers, including skeletons, zombies, goblins and more
A dynamic campaign that’s different each time, complete with a branching storyline
Battle your way through Campaign and Endless modes, and an all-new local PvP mode
Unlock new minions, traits and powers as you play
Created by one-man indie machine, Nerdook (Monster Slayers, Vertical Drop Heroes)