TIKIPOD Ltd announce their third game release for Nintendo Switch (following on from the pawsome aquatic arcade shooter AQUA KITTY UDX, and fantastic Martian adventure game ROCK BOSHERS).

IRON CRYPTICLE is an arcade twin-stick dungeon shooter with RPG elements, and is set in a medieval Ghosts and Goblins/Gauntlet type setting. You can play solo or up to 4 player local CO-OP. Sounding good?! Check it out below.

Here’s what to expect…

You could summarise IRON CRYPTICLE structured around the core of Smash TV / Robotron, deepened by an item collection system inspired by Bubble Bobble / Rainbow Islands, all placed in a Ghosts and Goblins / Gauntlet type medieval setting.

If you want to survive past the Guardian Monsters of each floor then you’ll need to upgrade your abilities. Speed, Damage, Fire Rate and Weapon Duration can all be upgraded either from shops or through careful chaining of food pickups dropped by felled enemies.

Most enemies drop a food item (delicious cheese, slices of cake, lollipops, hotdogs, fruit…) with which you need to juggle chain-collecting whilst slashing your way through hordes of ghastly creatures. Other pickup items can help maintain the chain timer, so consider carefully how you move about each room.

Route selection is very important too, with each floor made up of a branching system of rooms. Each room type has their advantages and disadvantages – plus with each play through the rooms all shift about and reform, just to keep you on your toes!

To help you on your quest are a wide range of weapons, magical scrolls and items to unlock. For close combat emergencies you can rely on your dash move for quick escape, or activate your Atomic Fist to punch a hole in the enemy ranks.

Be sure to visit the cat merchant to see what is on offer. Or try the arcade room to earn extra coins and health.

You can pre-order IRON CRYPTICLE now with a 10% price discount, and the game releases on February 13th. Check out more over at the TIKIPOD HQ HERE!