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BROK the InvestiGator (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 1.4.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for BROK the InvestiGator on Nintendo Switch (originally released on February 28th 2023 in Europe, March 1st 2023 in North America, and March 2nd 2023 in Japan).

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BROK the InvestiGator – Ver. 1.4.0

  • Release date: November 21st 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
    • * Up to 4 players can play through the whole adventure and drop in/drop out
    • * Co-op players can play as 6 different characters (to unlock)
      • Single player quick fights now allows to play as these 6 characters too.
  • Under the hood change: BIG texture management overhaul, only loading what’s necessary for a room instead of keeping everything into RAM.
    • => Should improve RAM usage, especially on low RAM systems like Switch.
    • => Can improve boot time
    • => Might cause some “disappearing sprites” for a few frames in some locations where it’s not properly handled, will be fixed progressively.
  • Quick fights allow to restart immediately after a gameover.
  • Reduced size of characters in virtual arena to make fights more legible.
  • Bouncing enemies on the edge of the screen now works more often.
  • Generic rat thrown animation added.
  • Big characters now shake the screen when jumping.
  • Changed knife behavior.
  • Spit VFX now more visible (when characters get hit).
  • Enemy grabs move the player more smoothly.
  • Added screen shakes for powerful moves (they can be disabled in accessibility options).
  • Enemies can now hit players more often in higher difficulties.
  • Rebalanced difficulty to take this into account.
  • Limited maximum stun time for player characters.
  • Combat changes to give more impact (small minimum knock back when hit, spit VFX more visible, slowdown and screen effect when player or boss dies, final blow sound, HUD expressions, bouncing on floor…)
  • Implemented new controller vibrations situations.
  • Fixed bug: DPAD to change progress bar percent in options would also change hotspot.
  • Added support for a lot more third party controllers, outside of Steam.
  • Accessibility: Added Spanish support for the clipboard option.
  • Improved Traditional Chinese localization.
  • Improved Italian localization.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: COWCAT (Steam)

BROK the InvestiGator – Ver. 1.3.2

  • Release date: March 22nd 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following to the game:

  • adds accessibility options
    • Fully narrated via quality text-to-speech and audiodescriptions (characters, locations and scenes.)
    • Puzzles adapted for blindness.
    • All puzzles and fights can be skipped.
    • Adapted tutorials.
    • Buttons to repeat the last voice speech and instructions.
    • Positional audio for fights.
    • No online connectivity required (after the download).
    • No specific device required: play with keyboard or a controller.
    • Additional options: larger fonts and increased contrast (backgrounds and enemies.)
    • Disable screen shaking
    • Ask whether to skip the fight immediately when it starts

How to download updates for BROK the InvestiGator for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for BROK the InvestiGator, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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