The Nintendo Switch is a little indie enclave at this point. And now, it’s about to get hit with another such title: Absolute Drift. Developed by one-man band “Dune”, Absolutle Drift is an isometric racing game where you control a beautiful drifting race car as you smoothly slide your way through the low-poly, minimalist levels to become the “drifting master”.
Here’s a short gameplay snippet of the title running on Switch:
You may have heard of art of rally, but what about the art of sliding sideways?
?? Absolute Drift is coming to Nintendo Switch Dec 3rd! ??
— dune (@funselektor) November 17, 2020
Absolute Drift is available on all other consoles and even mobile, so it’s great that Dune is finally getting around to bringing to over to the indie darling that is the Switch.
Absolute Drift sucks players in with its clean art style and smooth control schemes. While drifting in a racing game is absolutely nothing new, not often do we get entire games dedicated to what some professional drivers consider to be an art form. Events in the game are scattered across two modes: Driftkhana and Mountain Drifting, and you can even explore an open map in Free Roam mode to practice and hone your cornering skills. There are also vehicles to unlock that each has its own unique driving style and visual flare. Replays, leaderboards and “ghosts” are also available so you can see your drift run, compete against other players, and go up against their data to see who really is the true drift king.
Absolute Drift will slide its way onto the Switch eShop on December 3, 2020 for an introductory price of $9.59. Once the introduction sale is over, it will go up to its regular price of $11.99, which is still a pretty decent price. You can pre-order it now.
Dune also has another, aesthetically-pleasing racing title in a similar vein to this called Art of Rally. Here’s hoping that will also make the jump over to the Switch in the near future.