Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Heads to Switch This Month

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, the rich, beautiful, album-meets-adventure game from Capybara Games (Capy) and Superbrothers, is officially coming to the Nintendo Switch on November 30. No specific price details have been announced yet.

First released for iOS in 2011 and then released on Android and PC just a year later in 2012, the Switch port of Sword & Sworcery EP is being handled by Capy — so the port is in very good and capable hands.

Sword & Sworcery EP has you follow the troubled adventures of the Scythian, a wandering warrior monk, who’s on a “woeful errand” to collect the three golden pieces of The Trigon Trifecta to unlock ancient powers capable of thwarting an evil force. During your quest, you’ll learn more about the Scythian and the world she’s in thanks to her internal monologues that can be dark, deep, and simply hilarious. It’s unconventional storytelling at its finest, trust me.

To reunite the Trigon Trifecta in all of its glory, you’ll wander across dazzling forests, hidden temples, and vast woods filled with secrets to uncover, strange puzzles to solve, and occasionally, beasties to battle. It’s important to also note that the the lavishly-pixelated mythopoetic storyworld around you is affected by real-life moon phases as certain events only trigger during certain phases.

Don’t worry about traveling the mysterious world in silence, however, as Sword & Sworcery EP is set to an award-winning musical backdrop created by celebrated composer, Jim Guthrie. To this day, I still listen to the soundtrack because it’s so just dreamy and evocative — it seriously hits me with all the feels.

To accompany the Nintendo Switch announcement for Sword & Sworcery EP, Capy has released an unusual, gameplay-less video:

Get a deeper look into Sword & Sworcery EP for the Nintendo Switch with these screenshots:

Author’s Take: Keep the excellent indie games coming, Nintendo! 

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Brad Crespo

Editor-in-Chief - On a quest to play as many new games as possible while trying to finish an endless backlog.