Brawlout Adds the Hyper Light Drifter for its Nintendo Switch Debut

Brawlout Adds the Hyper Light Drifter for its Nintendo Switch Debut

This game reminds me of another fighting game, hmmmm.

The Nintendo Switch is getting a not Super Smash Bros; Smash Bros game called Brawlout. To celebrate the Switch port, Brawlout will be adding the hero from Hyper Light Drifter, as seen in this pretty fantastic announcement trailer.

One look at the gameplay trailer and it's clear where Brawlout get its influences from (no points for guessing). Brawlout is currently available in early access on Steam, while the Switch version is slated for the end of 2017. That's where you'll be able to play the Hyper Light Drifter hero, who until now had only appeared in his own well-received indie game.

Again, Brawlout is a very Super Smash-esque game, and as such, the Hyper Light Drifter resembles several Smash characters, most prominently Smash's sword fighters. There's still two unannounced characters for the game, leaving the door open for other famous indie game characters that can duke it out in a Smash Bros. manner.

Described as a party fighting game, Brawlout was first announced at last year's EVO, and is already hosting small little tournaments at some of the biggest video game conventions across the world. You'll be able to try out the game at PAX West at the end of this month, and if you're the kind of competitive player who feels like adding another Brawl-like game to add to your repertoire.

Brawlout supports up to 4-player multiplayer and nine playable characters. Brawlout is expected to come out on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in addition to the existing PC version.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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