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Moonlighter launched earlier this year on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and now it’s finally coming to Switch. 11 bit Studios has announced that Moonlighter will release on Switch this November. A specific date has not yet been announced.
Moonlighter is an action-RPG that combines the dungeon-crawling of old-school Zelda games with running a merchant shop with all the loot you acquire. You play as Will, a shopkeeper with heroic tendencies as you explore the mysterious dungeons outside of town.
The game also uses a rogue-like system. It’s not game over if you die but you drop most of your hard-earned loot, and dungeons are randomly generated each time you go inside. For a price you can teleport back and forth between the dungeon and the town. Each dungeon has an end boss that unlocks the next harder dungeon.
At the shop you can set your own prices for each piece of loot you find. The ideal sell price is mostly trial and error, with some light economy management. Also in town Will can use materials and gold to upgrade his weapons and armor and purchase potions.
Moonlighter is developed by Digital Sun and published by 11 bit Studios. It’s available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and coming to Switch in November. It’s rated E10+ for Fantasy Violence.
Available On: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Nothing irritates me more than seeing the smiling faces on happy customers. It means I priced an item too low and they scored a sweet deal. A begrudgingly crestfallen customer, one who’ll pay just enough to purchase my stock, is exactly the kind of oil that keeps my dungeon crawling machine going.
Moonlighter provides an interesting premise. What if, after exploring a Zelda-like dungeon, our loot-filled hero had to sell all that loot in their own shop, without knowing how much it’s worth?
Moonlighter offers a unique and fun combination of both action-RPG and merchant sim, but doesn’t provide nearly as much depth as games that specialize in either one.