Slave Zero X Get Launch Date For Switch

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Mark your calendars on April 11th 2024 for the Nintendo Switch release date for the wonderfully brutal biopunk title Slave Zero X following a launch last month on PC, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Soon, Switch players will be able to join the fray and take up bloody arms to carve through foes with relentless precision.

The Switch release will be available with Standard and Deluxe editions, digitally worldwide from April 11 and physically from April 11 (Asia and Japan) and May 17 (United States and Europe). Deluxe content includes a custom Nintendo Switch skin, soundtracks, and three comic books created by Marvel and DC Comics veterans Ant Williams and Andy Lanning (Ideas and Inks) that dive deep into the gnarly Slave Zero universe.

A satisfyingly punishing story of revenge, Slave Zero X sees the protagonist, Shou, merging with a stolen Slave Unit Prototype, becoming a furious Devil in pursuit of killing a false God. Take up arms and do battle against the violent forces of the tyrannical SovKhan, the violent dictator who rules Megacity S1-9 with fists of iron and flesh. 

Ziggurat also announced that players on all platforms will be able to take on one last obstacle: SovKhan 300. After beating the Crimson Citadel game mode, players can face SovKhan in his true ultimate form, as originally intended by the game’s designers. SovKhan 300 will be added as free post-game content on April 11 on PC and consoles.

Expanded language support is coming to Slave Zero X, too! Coinciding with the multi-platform console release in Asia and Japan on April 11 (via BEEP!), a new language patch adding Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Thai will become available on all platforms.

With an array of gameplay modes and a strikingly futuristic 2.5D dystopian environment, players will unleash punishing combos and face off against waves of genetically enhanced biopunk enemies — all set to an intense synth soundtrack. Follow the story of Shou’s bloody vengeance in this savage, action-packed title that will resonate with fans of titles like Devil May Cry, Strider, and Guilty Gear.

Key Features of Slave Zero X include:

  • KILLER COMBOS: Use swift swordplay, explosive ordnance, and stylish combos against an army of meat and metal.

  • DEATH FROM ABOVE: Air juggling, dashes, and frequent target switching allow you to take down foes of any size while wall-jumping and platforming can help you outmaneuver your enemies.

  • FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE: Conquer mini-bosses, set pieces, and climactic 1-on-1 encounters that offer intense challenges against unforgettable villains.

  • STRENGTH IS NOTHING WITHOUT CONTROL: Use the Training Room to hone precise and powerful moves to string together devastating attack sequences.

  • BATTLE TO THE BEAT: A 90s-inspired soundtrack features heavy Drum’n’Bass and funky industrial music that adds to the thrill of combat.

  • FEAST YOUR EYES: A unique visual aesthetic combines nostalgic 2D sprites with an advanced lighting system and stylized 3D environments.

  • DUAL LANGUAGE: Fully voiced in English and Japanese with an all-star voice-acting cast.

  • COLLECTABLE SECRETS: Defeat hidden Gold Troopers throughout the game to collect lore drops that tell the game's back story in Chronicle.

  • THE END IS NEVER THE END: After completing the campaign, further challenges await in an expansive and frenetic ‘Crimson Citadel’ procedural challenge tower with an online high-score leaderboard.

Slave Zero X is available now on Steam, GOG, PlayStation 4|5, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. A physical version of the game is coming to Europe and The Americas on May 17, pre-order now via these retailers. Keep an eye out for Slave Zero X in-store at GameStop, too.

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