Devolver Digital reported on their official Twitter feed that Broforce is apparently coming to the Nintendo Switch platform. At least, that’s what their cryptic Tweet would seem to insinuate. The company’s posting was in reply to a fan that had requested the game come to the Japanese-based video game giant’s latest piece of console hardware.
No release date has been given. In fact, the Tweet merely mentioned that the game was en route. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Devolver bring it over for a few reasons, however.
Broforce has already been deployed on a dizzying list of different platforms. The side-scrolling run-and-gun title has official ports for OS X and macOS in addition to PlayStation 4. It was originally released on Microsoft Windows. Two days after the PC and Macintosh versions were released Devolver Digital came out with a port for GNU/Linux computers.
That’s not at all bad for a title that was originally a game jam entry back in April 2012. On top of all this, though, Devolver Digital has made quite a name for themselves as a publisher of other titles on the Switch.
Enter the Gungeon came out on the switch back in December 2017. That game is also playable on Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and PlayStation 4, which makes it look like they’re probably bringing Broforce over. They’ve also ported The Messenger, Pikuniku and My Friend Pedro to the Switch.
Just like Broforce, each of these is a slightly off-beat unusual title that’s not exactly the same thing being offered by AAA game developers. In fact, that’s where the appeal lies.
Classic 16-bit graphics and frantic off-the-wall gameplay really helps Broforce to stand apart from the crowd. About the only game reviewers have ever compared it to is the unreleased and somewhat vulgar Dudebro II, which has sadly still not become the popular game some have said it’s destined to be.
Should Broforce end up on the Nintendo Switch, it might have to make a few changes to the control scheme in order to suit the style of controllers on that console. Other than that, however, it would certainly be a welcome addition to an increasingly growing library.