BioShock vets bring City of Brass to Switch today
Nintendo Switch gamers looking for a rogue-lite adventure will want to visit the City of Brass this weekend. Just released today by the BioShock veterans at Uppercut Games, City of Brass is a first-person shooter inspired by Arabian Nights.
As with all good adventure locales, the mythological City of Brass is a metropolis brimming with unfathomable riches that have had the unfortunate side effect of twisting the town’s residents into an army of the damned, not unlike some major U.S. cities I’ve visited. These undead sorcerers, genies, and other horrors—along with the booby-trap laden labyrinthine layout of the city itself—stand in the way of your thievery skills, but the city provides some help, too.
However, these pitfalls are a double-edged sword that observant players can wield against enemies. Lure unsuspecting foes into danger and set off snares with the trusty bullwhip, which can also be used to stun adversaries, swing away to safety, and grab distant objects.
Collectibles items, such as relics, gold, and treasure chests, are hidden just about everywhere. Gather wealth to purchase upgrades from helpful genie shopkeeps or buy wishes to gamble for better gear. Power-ups can also be found in treasure chests, so pilfer as much as possible before sands of time expire.
Nintendo Switch players will get three unlockable characters with their purchase—the fast and frail knife fighting brigand, a spear-throwing soldier, and the strong but slow Hellion—along with the starting Fool and Traveler duo. The Switch release also features new relics, weapons, and enemy types, as well as other enhancements to the original version.