Pixel Heroes Coming To Nintendo Switch With Exclusive Arena Mode

The Bitfather has announced that its roguelike RPG, Pixel Heroes: Mega Byte & Magic, will be available on Nintendo Switch from November 5th with an exclusive new Arena mode, a new campaign, new dungeons and new heroes.

With a retro-pixel art style and an 8-bit soundtrack, Pixel Heroes goes back to the 80s for an old-school experience that draws on elements of the RPG and roguelike genres. The game features 33 unique hero classes to unlock, each with their own individual skills and attributes, four unlockable campaigns, including the new The Legend of Hack Hammerson campaign, each with its own final dungeon and boss.

An ancient cult called The Sons of Dawn have started recruiting for their cause all across the country. They want to awaken something which should be left sleeping, something dangerous and sinister that might destroy us all. Choose three heroes for your party and take them on a journey through a randomised world full of deadly dungeons and strange NPCs then bathe in a pool of procedurally generated loot and defeat the evil forces that threaten the township of Pixton!

In the new Arena mode exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, players can freely choose a party from the entire hero pool and take them into a series of infinite battles that get harder as you progress. Special bonus effects can be selected to modify the next battle, making it either easier or more rewarding.

Lead designer, Tom Hirsch, said: “We’re really excited about Pixel Heroes coming to the Nintendo Switch on November 5th. We’re pretty sure people can guess that we love retro games by taking one look at Pixel Heroes, so we’re naturally thrilled to be appearing on the platform of a company with such a rich videogame history and we think the game is a great fit for the system.”

Pixel Heroes is available for PC, iOS, Android and now on Switch.