Devolver Digital’s Exit The Gungeon Is Now Available For PC And Nintendo Switch

Devolver Digital’s Exit The Gungeon Is Now Available For PC And Nintendo Switch
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Exit The Gungeon, Dodge Roll’s follow-up to their bullet-hell dungeon climber Enter the Gungeon, has had its PC and Nintendo Switch release dates moved up to, hmm, let me check my calendar: oh, today. The wild and frantic sequel is now available on Steam and Switch,

Exit the Gungeon promises a different experience than its predecessor, and not just because you’re exiting the Gungeon as opposed to entering it. Exit the Gungeon plays out in 2D, whereas Enter was all about that isometric combat. The objective is the same: climb, climb, and climb some more.

For a better explanation of what Exit is all about, let publisher Devolver Digital explain it.

“The Gungeon has become a paradox and is collapsing! Armed with an ever-changing weapon, an insatiable need to loot, and the trusty dodge roll, each of our heroes must ascend and escape via their own unique route of increasingly perilous elevators. Battle against the last and most bitter of the Gundead at a frantic pace, slowing down just long enough to chat with some familiar faces… and a few new ones. Shifting rooms, enemies, bosses, bizarre weapons and items all combine to ensure that no two attempts to Exit the Gungeon are the same.”

Fans who spent hours upon hours dying horrifically through the first game will recognize plenty of things, such as characters and villains, but the new 2D aspect really does promise an entirely different experience. While the series isn’t exactly switching genres, it’s a pretty big pivot and something that’s not often seen in the industry.

The game was originally released for iOS, specifically through the new Apple Arcade system, back in September of 2019. Enter the Gungeon debuted for Windows and Playstation 4 in April, 2016, and then for Xbox One exactly (to the date) on year after that, and then Nintendo Switch another eight months after that.

In keeping with the weird, staggered release dates, Exit the Gungeon will be a timed exclusive on Nintendo Switch for a little while before finally heading to Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Also, the characters can wear hats. The characters can wear hats specifically designed for those characters. Forget the dungeon crawling and the bullet helling, the hats should be the selling point for this game. I cannot wait for Enter the Hatgeon.

We’ll be sure to let you know when Exit the Gungeon releases for Playstation 4 and Xbox One.