developer: Inti Creates
publisher : Inti Creates
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-4
game language: English
game release date for Switch:
Dragon: Marked for Death is an action RPG developed for SWITCH. It was developed by Inti Creates, many employees of which previously worked on the cult series Mega Man.
Dragon: Marked for Death for SWITCH takes place in a dark fantasy world which player explores as one of four characters called the “Dragonkin”. Thanks to the pact the protagonists made with dragons, they have special abilities that provide them with advantage when facing the monsters.
In Dragon: Marked for Death the players can choose from four characters – a Princess that the enemies are scared off, a Warrior who can receive many of enemy hits, a Shinobi that is focused on defense and on outsmarting the enemies and a Witch that can heal her allies and attack the adversaries.
The action is presented in a side perspective and the gameplay focuses on traveling through varied locations scattered across more than four hundred screens, on completing main and sub quests and on fighting with legions of enemies by using a real-time combat system. Among the opponents there are bosses that are many times the size of the arenas they are fought on. Due to that and to the fact that regular opponents usually attack in groups, the key to success lies in taking advantage of the combat potential of the characters.
Dragon: Marked for Death can be played alone. However, the game also features a cooperation mode for up to four players that supports online play and split-screen.
Dragon: Marked for Death was originally developed for Nintendo 3DS and because of that the developers decided to use pixel art graphics style. After some time a decision was made to release the game on Nintendo Switch. Despite the greater technical power of the new hardware, the developers decided to stick to the graphics that resemble 16-bit genre classics.
Expectations: 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.