Two months ago, Kharon’s Crypt met its Kickstarter funding goal and has now met its stretch goal for a Nintendo Switch port. While there’s still official filing to be done, developers Andromeda Project has confirmed that Nintendo of Europe has already approved the project for release on Nintendo Switch.
One major sidenote mentioned is that the Nintendo Switch version will have to be remade pretty much from scratch because “Game Maker can’t export to Switch.” While definitely an obstacle that will make the Switch version launch later, Andromeda Project doesn’t seem too worried about the holdup.
Kharon’s Crypt is a dungeon crawler with action and puzzles. It’s very much inspired by games like top-down Zelda games from the Gameboy Color not only in gameplay but in visuals as well. But the premise of Kharon’s Crypt is where the game differs. It’s a non-linear dungeon crawler starring a spirit called Kharon. It’s his mission to escape from the crypt he’s buried in. Kharon starts out as a floating ghost, but can soon possess the bodies of his enemies to take advantage of their abilities.
Fly as a bat, use a skeleton’s sword, or hide in plain sight as a mimic. So instead of just copying a Zelda title, Kharon’s Crypt lets you play as the many enemies you’ll encounter throughout the game. Maybe we’ll even get to drive around Kharon’s version of a Chu Chu.
Kharon’s Crypt is due to release in October 2018, however, the Nintendo Switch port has yet to receive an official release window.