Nicalis, Inc. is bringing Code of Princess EX to Nintendo Switch this summer at retail and digital in North America for $39.99 USD. An enhanced port of the 2012 3DS original, it features all the same hacking and slashing along with gameplay improvements, HD visuals, and local co-op. Nicalis cites smarter AI, updated balancing, a new character leveling-up system and better playability as part of the port’s improvements. The retail package will also come with a colored manual, par for the course for Nicalis’s Switch releases thus far.

Code of Princess EX box art

If you missed out on the original Code of Princess, it tells the epic tale, per Nicalis, of “Princess Solange of DeLuxia as she fights to restore order in a world where monsters are trying to overtake the human race. Armed with the legendary sword DeLuxcalibur, Solange assembles a team of talented fighters to join her quest. Together, they embark on an epic journey to confront the monster uprising and try to discover its secret origins.”

Code of Princess EX

The original Code of Princess was published by Altus in 2012 and involved the development chops of legends of Tetsuhiko “Han” Kikuchi (Guardian Heroes) and Masaki Ukyo. Besides a 2016 PC release, Code of Princess saw a release at retail and digitally everywhere except in Europe, where it was digital-only. No word yet on a European release of this enhanced Switch port.


Alex Irish
When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.