Classic ’90s masterpieces like Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night have inspired countless developers. These two games, in particular, are so popular that they spawned their own genre: the Metroidvania. Every year we see a handful of new developers try to recapture that magic with mixed success. However, every once in a while a team really knocks it out of the park. Timespinner is exactly that kind of success story. After a strong launch across PlayStation 4, Vita, and Steam, developer Lunar Ray Games is finally bringing it to Nintendo Switch. It should feel right at home.
If you’re not super familiar with the genre, we’ll break it down for you. These types of games involve exploring a large, open world, collecting power-ups, and uncovering secrets. Timespinner is also heavy on the story, weaving a tale of time travel, war, and tragedy. Our sister site, PlayStation Enthusiast, gave the game a 9/10 in their review earlier this year. You can pick it up on Nintendo Switch starting on June 4. In the meantime, check out the latest trailer!
Timespinner confirmed for Nintendo Switch
About the game
Timespinner is a beautifully crafted story-driven adventure, and an ode to classic 90s action platformers. Follow Lunais, a head-strong young timekeeper, on her quest for revenge against the empire that killed her family. Use time-bending powers to explore a vast, connected world, and change fate itself.
With her family murdered in front of her and the ancient Timespinner device destroyed, Lunais is suddenly transported into an unknown world, stranded with seemingly no hope of return. Using her power to control time, Lunais vows to take her revenge on the evil Lachiem Empire, but sometimes the course of history isn’t quite as black and white as it seems…