Adventures of Pip, the charming retro-inspired platformer where a single pixel evolves (and devolves!) between three forms to become a hero from Tic Toc Games, spreads nostalgic cheer on the Nintendo Switch™ system Thursday, September 10. The Nintendo Switch™ version of Adventures of Pip improves on previous editions with new features, optimizations, and quality-of-life improvements.
Embark on a rollicking platforming adventure through Pixelonia, a kingdom where those rendered with more pixels lead more luxurious lives. When the evil Queen DeRezzia from a rival empire steals the kingdom’s pixels and princess, the King and Queen of Pixelonia tell the 1-bit Pip to find someone who can help. Pip soon learns he is a prophesied hero able to connect with the Bitstream and evolve into higher-res forms.
Shift between 1-, 8-, and 16-bit to find the perfect form for defeating each type of enemy, unleashing abilities appropriate for different challenges. Move through tight spaces as 1-bit Pip, whose light frame glides through the skies. Gracefully jump off walls, slam the ground, cling to ledges, and punch and kick as the more acrobatically-inclined 8-bit Pip. Slice through foes and obstacles as 16-bit Pip, a sword-wielding form whose power matches his noble frame.
Learn to weave back-and-forth between the three forms in seamless combos to soar through five themed worlds ranging from lush forests to murky swamps. Travel from stage to stage on a gorgeous overworld, then return to Pip’s home town to purchase new abilities and consumables unlocked by rescuing 108 wayward residents. Become ever-stronger and take down screen-filling world bosses on the way to saving Pixelonia.
Tic Toc Games set out to improve Adventures of Pip on Nintendo Switch™ to make it the best possible version of the game. View Achievements any time in the Pause menu, access the Town quicker with a shortcut on the map, auto-collect dropped gems, and travel more quickly as 16-bit Pip. It has never been easier to enjoy the sweet nostalgia of Pixelonia while bopping along to Jake Kaufman’s (Shovel Knight, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero) triumphant soundtrack.
“Adventures of Pip is our homage to the classic pixel-art games that inspired us as a studio,” said Marc Gomez, director, Tic Toc Games. “We’re thrilled to bring Adventures of Pip to Nintendo Switch™, so players can “Switch” between Pip’s forms on-the-go.”
Adventures of Pip releases on the Nintendo Switch™ system on September 10 in North America, Europe, Great Britain, and Russia for $9.99, with pre-orders available starting today. It features English-language support and is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, macOS, iOS, and Android devices.