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Frozenbyte, developers of the Trine series and Has-Been Heroes has a new game in development for the Nintendo Switch: Nine Parchments. Described as a co-operative blast’em up game of magic mayhem, the original title will support up to four players locally or online.



Nine Parchments features a group of drop-out wizard apprentices who decide to skip training for a quick path to the Nine Parchments. With hazardous enemies and wondrous monsters standing in their way, it won’t be easy to overcome the challenges ahead.

The game features a top-down viewpoint, not unlike Diablo. The graphics are bright and colorful and the game seems to focus on ranged attacks since it appears the players will have a wide variety of spells at their disposal. This could be a really fun co-op game for the Switch if it all turns out well. We’ll have more as the game approaches launch later this year!


Frozenbyte is excited to announce that the co-operative blast’em up game Nine Parchments is coming to Nintendo Switch!

Frozenbyte CEO Lauri Hyvärinen commented on the announcement:

“We love Nintendo Switch! We’ve been ecstatic about the success of our roguelike action game Has-Been Heroes, and we love all the improvements made to the development environment, it’s a great platform! Nine Parchments is a wonderful co-op game and feels like a perfect fit for the system. We can’t wait to unleash the wizard mayhem later this year!”

About Nine Parchments

A group of drop-out wizard apprentices decide to skip their training for a quick path to the Nine Parchments.

As the wannabe wizards rapidly discover powerful new spells and ignore all safety aspects, it’s natural that their hasty progress results in lots of unwanted deaths…


• Wield the power of the elements and master a diverse and ever-changing arsenal of spells
• Unlock new playable characters, wizard hats and magical staves
• Level up and train your characters in the magical arts, but choose your path wisely!
• Battle strange creatures & mighty bosses in a breathtakingly beautiful world, set in the Trine universe
• Online and local co-op with 1-4 players


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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