Supergiant's Hades Is Coming to Nintendo Switch This Fall

Supergiant's Hades Is Coming to Nintendo Switch This Fall

Hell yeah.

The underworld is going portable. Hades, the run-based action game from Supergiant Games, is headed to the Nintendo Switch this fall.

Announced during today's Nintendo Indie World Showcase, the hellacious roguelike finally joins the likes of other Supergiant games (except Pyre) on Nintendo's handheld this fall. Progress from PC will also transfer over from PC to Switch, as Supergiant confirmed that Hades will support cross-save play.

An action-filled romp through hell, Hades follows Zagreus, the son of Hades attempting to escape the underworld with the help of the gods. Different boons grant you different abilities, and you can build up relationships with the gods and denizens of the underworld over time to get even more help with your escape.

Hades went into Early Access on the Epic Games Store in late 2018, and has been building up ever since. While it's remained on PC, it has since made its way over to Steam.

On Twitter, Supergiant confirmed that Hades will come to Switch when it exits its Early Access stage on PC. The team has been gradually building up to a 1.0 launch, which is set to add a "true ending" to the run-based game. Its most recent major update added more voice lines than "pretty much all" of previous Supergiant project Bastion.

No firm date has been set yet for Hades' handheld port. That said, yes, I am willing to put another several dozen hours into Hades on my Switch, and even better considering my PC progress can make it over.

For more on Supergiant's journey through the Early Access process, lessons learned from its new process, and the development of Hades over time, check out our interview from last year's PAX West with Supergiant's Greg Kasavin.

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