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VIDEO: Ironcast Announced For Nintendo Switch

Developed by Dreadbit and published by Ripstone, Ironcast is a turn-based strategy game with a unique story and setting. Taking place in 1880s Victorian England, this alternative take on history has you taking control of giant steampunk Ironcast vehicles to stave off the invading enemy forces.



The game has previously been available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam. The team is taking full advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s hybrid capabilities to deliver a solid experience no matter how you want to play. HD Rumble has been implemented and if you’re playing in handheld mode you can opt to use the touch screen instead.



-Turn based strategy combat set against a rich and interesting alternate 1880’s history.

-Roguelite campaign mode where death is permanent but with persistent rewards from one game session to the next. Drive back the invading forces and press forth for victory!

-Completely hand painted art style.

-Inspired by the steampunk genre and Victorian science fiction.

-Loot new technology and upgrade abilities from the wrecks of fallen enemies.

-Customise your Ironcast with a range of unique weapons and defensive systems. Over 50 different unlockable items will ensure an almost limitless number of combinations.

-Passive boosters allow players to augment and tweak their Ironcast’s weapons and abilities.


Ironcast is a turn-based strategy game set in an alternative Victorian history; where refined men and women command gigantic mechanised war machines, laying waste to enemies of the British Empire. As Commanders of the Consortium of Merit, players take control of their own 7 metre tall walking Ironcast to defend 1880’s Victorian England from an invading force of enemy Ironcast.

Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast’s various weapons and systems. Players must choose how to spend these nodes wisely; either offensively to cripple and destroy opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapon fire is due.

The roguelite style of Ironcast enforces that death is permament, but rewards are persistent and no two campaigns are the same. With randomly generated missions, over 50 unlockable items and the potential for rare enemy loot drops, commanders will face a new crusade with every play through.

With four ways to play, Ironcast fully utilises the array of intuitive playing options on Nintendo Switch. You can play on the big screen with the console docked, in tabletop mode with the Pro Controller, and on the go in handheld mode using either the Joy-Con™ controllers or by taking advantage of full touch screen functionality. With added HD rumble support, taking down the enemy has never felt so good!

Be a hero, join the fight, save your country.


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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