Steampunk RPG “Vaporum: Lockdown” Coming to Switch eShop on 22 March

Game developer Fatbot Games recently announced that the Nintendo Switch version of their grid-based, steampunk RPG Vaporum: Lockdown will launch on 22 March via the Nintendo eShop for $21.99. A PS4 and Xbox One port are expected sometime later in the year, and the PC version is already available on Steam and other online storefronts (for the slightly more affordable price of $17.99).

Lockdown is as a prequel to the original Vaporum, and both titles are heavily inspired by classic dungeon crawling RPGs such as Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder.

You can check out the latest trailer below, followed by a full breakdown of the game from Nintendo:

Grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting. Follow the story of a scientist trying to escape a tower, a place of a secret research project gone wrong.

Vaporum: Lockdown, a prequel to Vaporum, is a grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting, inspired by old-school classics of the genre. Follow the story of Ellie Teller, a scientist struggling to survive disastrous events that happened in the tower of Arx Vaporum.

• First-person real-time combat

• Unique Stop Time Mode

Puzzles and level-wide objectives

• Gadget-based RPG system

• Lots of exploration, loot, and character customization

• Mysterious storyline filled with secrets

• Fully voiced main characters

Immersive steampunk setting

You will encounter nasty enemies with unique strengths and attack patterns. To beat them, you will have to employ a broad array of weapons, gadgets, upgrades, and smart tactics.

Fortunately, there’s plenty of powerful toys to play with. Many different weapon types, each with a specific use, synergistic armor pieces, gadgets that allow you to raise your own army of underlings or to manipulate the battlefield, boosters, and more.

Prepare to solve many kinds of puzzles and hazards, using various interactive elements, which will test both your wits and reflexes. The overall storyline will have you piecing together a solution to the main obstacle, where the individual pieces are spread over several levels. You will learn a lot about the world and its inhabitants through voiced dialogs, phonodiaries, and written notes.

Source: Gematsu

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