A false start, but HoPiKo is (finally) coming to the Nintendo Switch

Help save the future of Gaming in HoPiKo – an immensely difficult, speed-run platformer, set in zero gravity where you will die….. a lot!

Merge Games, together with Leeds-based developer Laser Dog, are proud to announce the upcoming release of HoPiKo on the Nintendo Switch.

A virus, known as the Nanobyte has infected hardware around the globe rendering all systems useless – gaming is dead. The HoPiKo, who ran the games, have been enslaved… It’s time to hook up your power gloves and save your HoPiKo brothers!

HoPiKo is an intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming. Jump from platform to platform avoiding death, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through 100s of hand-crafted levels, each one dropped into a five-stage mini run designed to break your mind!

Compete to be the fastest in the world with time based scores, level pars and collectable retro consoles opening unique bonus runs.

  • Fast and brutal twitch-based gameplay.
  • Utilise the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-cons and touch screen for precision jumps.
  • Awesome chiptune soundtrack written and composed on authentic hardware.
  • Uses every ounce of your muscle memory.
  • Unique minimal controls, you’ve never played a platformer like this!

HoPiKo is available to pre-order from the Nintendo eShop from Thursday January 3rd and is set for a Nintendo Switch release on Thursday January 10th2019. HoPiKo will carry a price tag of £8.99 and €9.99. All purchases made between January 3rd and January 17th will receive a 30% discount as part of an introductory offer.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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