Spelunker HD Deluxe Coming to Switch and PlayStation 4

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Strictly Limited Games is bringing Spelunker HD Deluxe to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in the very near future. An even bigger update to the previously released Splunker HD, the Deluxe version brings new graphics as well as a new gameplay mode not available in the previous release.

For the unfamiliar, Spelunker (Not to be confused with the more modern roguelike, Spelunky) was an platformer released in the 1983 by TOZAI for Atari 8-bit computers. It saw numerous ports to things like the Commodore 64 and NES, as well as a small handful of sequels. The game focuses on exploring a cave, collecting treasure, avoiding and defeating enemies, and trying hard not to die.

Spelunker HD Deluxe features a new coat of paint as well as four game modes that can be played either in single player or in multiplayer both online and local. Players can even forsake the modern aesthetic and instead play in a “Classic Mode” where the graphics and sounds of the 8-bit version can still be enjoyed.

If you’d like to pre-order your physical copy of Spelunker HD Deluxe you can do so over at Strictly Limited Games where you can pre-order either the standard or collectors edition starting June 6th. Alternatively, if you’d like to purchase the game digitally you’ll be able to do so on each platform’s online store on a later date.

Checkout the press release below for more information:


Stuttgart, June 2nd, 2021: Strictly Limited Games brings an awesome and addictive platformer from the 80s – from legendary developer TOZAI – to PS4 and Nintendo Switch! Retro fans need to prepare themselves for a real challenge. Spelunker HD Deluxe will be available as Limited and Collector’s Edition for pre-order from Sunday, June 6th midnight (CEST) at the Strictly Limited Games Shop! The digital version for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will follow in Q3 2021 by ININ Games.

Dedicated retro game fans might remember the original game, which was first released for Atari 8bit computers back in 1983. Or also the PS award-winning “Spelunker HD” that was released for PS3. And now Strictly Limited Games proudly presents Spelunker HD Deluxe coming with awesome fresh graphics and a new game mode!

A variety of game modes and many different stages will provide players with a lot of challenges on their way to seek out the mystery that lies in the depths. All of the modes can be played as single player, but they are also supporting online multiplayer with up to six people and offline multiplayer with up to four people allowing the players to explore the caves together!

  • Adventure: Players can explore 100 stages by fighting and jumping their way through enemies and obstacles

  • Competition: The best cave explorer wins! In this mode, players can compete with their friends

  • Championship: The name says it all… This mode includes another 100 super-difficult, challenging stages that seek for real cave exploring experts

  • Endless Cave NEO: In this mode, players can compete and see how far they get in endless, randomly generated caves

Whilst exploring dark caves and avoiding getting beaten by the dangers that lurk in the depths, players can enjoy a fresh visual appeal with new 3D assets and a realistic cave atmosphere, accompanied by a catchy, memorable soundtrack. But those who prefer to keep it classic, will also get their money’s worth – the well-received “Classic Mode” that was also included in the PS3 version will still be available in Spelunker HD Deluxe. So retro fans can enjoy beautiful nostalgic pixel graphics and 8-bit sound for the original Spelunker experience like back in the early 80s.

About Aaron Evangelisti

Aaron is a lifelong video games enthusiast who's been playing since the days of the NES. He enjoys just about all types of games from RPGs, to platformers, to strategy. He also fancies himself a bit of a writer so writing about video games makes sense, right?