Retro-Inspired Platformer “Steel Assault” Now on Nintendo Switch, Steam PC

On Tuesday, publisher Tribute Games and developer Zenovia Interactive officially released their 2D action platformer Steel Assault on Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. The game boasts a 16-bit arcade aesthetic and a throwback challenge level (without the pocket full of quarters).

You can read our previous coverage of Steel Assault here, or check out the official breakdown of the game from Tribute below.

You are Taro Takahashi, a resistance soldier on a revenge mission against the dictator who lords over the ashes. You’ll punch enemies and zipline your way out of danger in a post-apocalyptic America beautifully rendered in 16-bit-style graphics.

KEY FEATURES

TRUE ARCADE EXPERIENCE: A classic gaming throwback for both the old school and newer generations. Regardless of skill, there’s a difficulty mode for everyone. Arcade mode is the ultimate Steel Assault experience — a “1 coin clear” mode for the hardcore and speedrunners.

4:3 ASPECT RATIO/CRT FILTERS: Zenovia Interactive founder Sri Kankanahalli designed Steel Assault with the traditional 4:3 aspect ratio to keep the action quick and surprising… just like it was back in the day. Steel Assault’s many filters and video options are adjustable to accommodate a range of gaming setups.

EXPLOSIVE SOUNDTRACK: A superb, fast-paced and aggressive soundtrack that adds a layer of pressure and anxiety to the experience. Beautiful FM-synthesized tunes with just enough industrial rock and chiptune to please bit-crunched music fans.

Steel Assault is available now via the Nintendo Switch eShop and Steam with a price of $14.99 (though there is a special 10% launch discount for a limited time, if you’d like to save a few of those quarters… six of ‘em, to be exact).

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