After a year in Early Access, Ember Knights has officially hit 1.0 on Steam. More importantly, it’s also now available on Nintendo Switch ($19.99). Players can grab the game for 15% during launch week ($16.99).

Ember Knights is a hack-and-slash roguelite set in an isometric, pixel-art world. It looks a bit like old-school Zelda with neon colors.

Up to four players can customize their legendary warriors with six weapons, 17 skills, and over 80 relics. They battle the forces of the evil wizard Praxis to protect the Prime Worlds and the Ember Tree.

The 1.0 update adds the final and most challenging area, The Tyrant’s Realm, home to Praxis himself. The newest added weapon is Reaper’s Toll, a deadly scythe. The update also adds a tailored difficulty system, a survival mode called Endless Looping, and two new boss variants for each boss battle. Read the full 1.0 patch notes here.

Ember Knights can be played solo, or with up to four players in online or local co-op. Unfortunately, the Switch version only supports local co-op.

Ember Knights is published by Twin Sails Interactive, and developed by Canadian indie studio Doom Turtle. It’s enjoying a user rating on Steam of Overwhelming Positive, with reviewers citing luminaries of the genre Hades and Binding of Isaac.

Ember Knights is rated E10+.

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