We’re working on a review for Gunbrick: Reloaded, so I got in touch with Jonathan Annal at Nitrome to talk a bit about the game and its Nintendo Switch launch. Come check it out!
PS4Blog: Hi! Welcome back! How are you doing today?
Feeling lucky to have my health, friends, and family during the current global disaster.
PS4B: You’re getting ready for the April 9 release of Gunbrick: Reloaded on Nintendo Switch. What can you tell us about this game?
It’s a 2D puzzle platformer set in a strange alternate reality where The Gunbrick (a vehicle and entertainment system of sorts) has taken the world by storm. The original idea came about when we were making jokes about just how HUGE devices were getting, and someone made a comment that in the future, they would get so big that you could take your device for a ride. It’s got some really nice GameBoy Advance style pixelart in there too with some seriously catchy tunes.
PS4B: When did you start the development of Gunbrick: Reloaded? Where there any changes or extras introduced to Gunbrick: Reloaded when compared to the original mobile version?
The development started several months back, but the team only really consisted of two guys, and most of that work was porting over to Unity and adding new stuff. Of the top of my head, the new stuff being added are things like new cutscenes, some brand new tunes, HD rumble, new menus, and tutorials. But most of all, we added a whole two new gameplay packs (retro and isometric, with my personal fav being the isometric one as it really does add a whole new dimension to the gameplay.
PS4B: How long would it take someone to play the entire game from start to finish?
Hmm, I’ve never actually sat and watched anyone play through. I’d say that you’d really have to split the game into multiple play sessions, and it would take a new player at least 6+ hours to complete, maybe more as some of the puzzles are tough.
PS4B: And that’s all the time we have for today. Is there something else you’d like to add before we go?
Hahaha … please PUT DOWN Animal Crossing for a few mins and give our game a try. It’s out on pre-order NOW at a discount of 20% on Nintendo Switch. But most of all, stay indoors and stay safe!