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  Gory Metroidvania A Robot Named Fight! Now Available on Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 Devices
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04/27/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – April 26, 2018 – Metroidvania fans, rejoice: A Robot Named Fight!, 2017’s acclaimed “metroguelite” by solo developer Matt Bitner, is now on sale on the Nintendo eShop and Windows Store. Published by Hitcents, the Switch version of A Robot Named Fight! includes 100 percent feature parity with the current Steam build – with support for seeded runs, new weapon and power-up combos, and even a new (secret) ending!

Originally released on Steam in 2017, the game has gathered a loyal fan base with almost 200 “very positive” ratings on Valve’s platform and high review scores.

As Above, So Below

Thousands of years have passed since the mechanical gods ascended and left the lower-order robots to cultivate the world. Unfortunately for those left behind, something forgotten and terrible is stirring among the stars: the Megabeast, a pulsating moon-sized orb of flesh, eyes, mouths, and reproductive organs unleashing its children onto the world ... swallowing everything in its path like an unstoppable plague.

In A Robot Named Fight!, you play as a lone robot tasked with retrieving wartime artifacts deep beneath the surface of your planet. Explore a procedurally-generated underground world filled with fleshy monsters and randomized power-ups. Stay sharp, and try not to die – or you’ll have to start from scratch. To face the Megabeast, you must unearth artifacts that upgrade your abilities and open new paths. Delve beneath the surface, discover the lost history of robot civilization – and explode the Megabeast once and for all!

“Bringing A Robot Named Fight! to the Nintendo Switch feels like a homecoming in a way. Deep down, I always knew it would end up on a Nintendo platform,” says developer Matt Bitner. “The game is a labor of love above all else – a living, breathing homage to the great Metroidvanias of the ‘80s and ‘90s.”

“I’ve known Matt for years – long before he began working on A Robot Named Fight! – and I witnessed his drive for perfection and bare-knuckle, no-holds-barred approach to game development,” adds Jordan Taylor, studio head at Hitcents. “It was only a matter of time before Matt swung for the fences and shipped his very own game. After the success of the Steam release, I was thrilled to lend a hand on the Nintendo Switch and Windows 10 ports!”

Content & Feature Updates

  • Nearly double the number of items!
  • More synergies between weapons and power-ups.
  • Seeded runs!
  • Better balance for scrap with the addition of Shrines.
  • An entirely new secret area with a new ending :)
 

Key Features

  • Explore a procedurally-generated labyrinth with more than 4 billion unique runs.
  • Prove your worth or suffer permadeath.
  • Take on over 70 menacing enemies solo or with a friend via local co-op.
  • Adapt to a different item set in every run with more than 100 items.
  • Complete achievements to unlock new content.
  • Use multiple save slots to avoid overwriting previous saves.
  • Replay your favorite runs using seeds.
  • Enjoy an unreasonable amount of meat!
 

Pricing & Availability

A Robot Named Fight! is now available on the Nintendo eShop and Windows Store for $12.99.  Also available on Steam for $12.99, A Robot Named Fight!’s original soundtrack can be purchased along with the game itself for $13.58.

Nintendo eShop

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/a-robot-named-fight-switch

Windows Store

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/a-robot-named-fight/9npqctb0w916?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Steam

Game:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/603530/A_Robot_Named_Fight

OST Bundle:

http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/4220/A_Robot_Named_Fight_w_Soundtrack

Assets

Trailer

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZNfyjCv2tE

 

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR

https://imgur.com/a/mmyfi

 

About Matt Bitner Games

Founded in 2016, Matt Bitner Games consists of Matt Bitner and his wife, Kayla Dowdy. Matt wanted to create video games from the first time he played Doom on his dad’s old 486 and built his knowledge from the ground up in order to pursue his biggest idea: a roguelike Metroidvania that captured the wonder of retro games. Matt decided to become a solo developer, dedicating himself to his first title — A Robot Named Fight!, available on Steam (PC, Mac, Linux), Nintendo eShop (Nintendo Switch), and the Windows Store. To learn more about Matt Bitner Games and A Robot Named Fight!, please visit http://www.arobotnamedfight.com.

About Hitcents

Founded in 1999, Hitcents is an award-winning game developer and publisher. Starting with the critically-acclaimed Draw a Stickman series, Hitcents has released a wide variety of titles across nearly all platforms in existence – including console, mobile, and desktop. With a number of recent launches on the Nintendo Switch, the company is incredibly excited to expand its library further with titles that put fun first. To learn more about Hitcents, please visit http://www.hitcents.com/games .

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Media Contact

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Novy PR for Matt Bitner Games and Hitcents

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