By Josh Speer / December 3rd, 2018
If you’ve read about Sundered on this site, you probably know we’re fans of the Eldritch inspired Metroidvania by Thunder Lotus Games. It had previously come out for PC and PS4, and we covered it at the time. While I’ve enjoyed the concept of the game from the get go, I found my computer wasn’t quite prepared to run such a fast paced and complex action game. I always hoped Sundered might make its way to a console I own, namely the Nintendo Switch. Which is why I’m happy to announce today that Sundered is getting a new version, Eldritch Edition, and making the jump to Switch and XBox One!
As if that wasn’t enough, Thunder Lotus Games is also providing free updates to existing copies on PC and PS4, so if you already own the original Sundered, you’re in for a treat. Both the release of Eldritch Edition on Switch and XBox and the free update to PC and PS4 happen this month, on December 21st. They will provide some new content, such as local co-op, a new quest chain and area and a lovely foe called The Magnate of the Gong. I’m sure he’s very cuddly.
Additionally, if you’re in North America and already own Jotun on Switch, you can pre-order Sundered: Eldritch Edition for 25% cheaper. Or, if you don’t but pre-order it anyhow, you’ll instead get 33% off Jotun instead. Those are pretty great incentives to get a great Metroidvania adventure. That’s all great news for fans of the genre or fans of Thunder Lotus themselves. I myself think I’ll have to try out Sundered: Eldritch Edition on my Nintendo Switch, just to see how the experience translates from PC. To find out more about Sundered: Eldritch Edition, be sure to stay tuned to oprainfall!
Sundered®: Eldritch Edition Swarms onto Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on December 21st
Montreal, Canada – December 3, 2018 – Thunder Lotus® has announced that Sundered®: Eldritch Edition will launch worldwide on Nintendo Switch™ and Xbox One on December 21, 2018. The definitive version of the chaotic hand-drawn action-adventure game, Eldritch Edition notably enhances the game with local co-op. Sundered: Eldritch Edition is pre-purchasable today on the Nintendo eShop.
Sundered: Eldritch Edition will also arrive on the same day as a free update to all existing players on PC and PlayStation®4.
Sundered earned high praise from press and players alike for its unique take on the classic metroidvania genre upon its release on PC and PlayStation®4 in 2017. The new Sundered: Eldritch Edition includes the Magnate of the Gong Update, adding local co-op multiplayer support for up to 4 players, along with a special quest chain through new areas, and a chaotic battle against the new Magnate of the Gong boss.
“We really wanted to bring something special to the table for the launch on the new consoles,” said Will Dubé, President of Thunder Lotus Games in a prepared statement. “Plus, we’d been wanting to bring multiplayer to our games for a long time. It’s cool to see how well the local co-op integrates into the core Sundered experience in Eldritch Edition. It’s a great opportunity for existing players to dive back into the game as well!”
About Sundered®: Eldritch Edition
Sundered® is a chaotic hand-drawn action-adventure game where you resist or embrace ancient eldritch powers. Confront hordes of terrifying enemies in an ever-changing world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Sundered is a challenging and unique take on a classic genre from the creators of Jotun, now with local co-op!
Sundered: Eldritch Edition includes the Magnate of the Gong Update, adding local co-op multiplayer support for up to 4 players, along with new areas and a chaotic battle against the new Magnate of the Gong boss!
Sundered: Eldritch Edition will be released on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on December 21, 2018. Sundered was initially released on PC/Mac/Linux and PlayStation®4 in 2017, and Eldritch Edition arrives as a free update on those systems on December 21 as well. The title is priced at $19.99 USD on all platforms.
About Thunder Lotus®
Thunder Lotus® is a maker of beautifully powerful video games. A passionate collective of AAA, indie, and mobile expats with over 40 years of combined industry experience and 20+ shipped titles, Thunder Lotus aspires to distill its visionary original IP’s into captivating interactive experiences that the team itself would love to play.
The studio’s debut game Jotun® released to wide acclaim on Steam in 2015. The updated Jotun: Valhalla Edition has since been released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One. Sundered®, Thunder Lotus Games’ sophomore creation, was released in 2017 on PC/Mac/Linux and PlayStation®4. Sundered: Eldritch Edition will be released on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on December 21, 2018.
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