Yesterday, Thunder Lotus Games announced that Jotun: Valhalla Edition (previously released on Wii U) was headed to the Nintendo Switch, on April 27th. This version of the game featured remastered graphics, as well as optimisation to the action-exploration gameplay for Handheld mode.
Those that had enjoyed the game on Wii U, especially, will notice an evident graphical upgrade in the new release. Subtler, but no less crucial, are the gameplay tweaks implemented by the developer to allow for a seamless experience on the Nintendo Switch console’s handheld mode. This prompted the company head to (somewhat wistfully) note that Jotun’s arrival on Nintendo Switch marks the first time a Thunder Lotus production is fully untethered from a dedicated TV screen or monitor.
Here’s the debut trailer:
If you’ve never heard of Jotun: Valhalla Edition, here’s what the game is all about:
Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Jotun: Valhalla Edition features Valhalla Mode, a boss rush mode with even fiercer versions of the already challenging jotun.
Jotun: Valhalla Edition is already available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop in Europe, with North America following on April 18th. The game costs 14.99€ / $14.99.
Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Switch – eShop) comes out on April 27th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Thunder Lotus Games PR