VANCOUVER, British Columbia – 11 Feb 2021 – UnderMine, the action-adventure roguelike brimming with secrets from developer Thorium Entertainment, blasts open secret passages today on Nintendo Switch after more than 600,000 miners enjoyed the game on Steam and via Xbox Game Pass.
Step into the shoes of an unlucky adventurer and charge through a dangerous system of mines and caverns filled with monstrous creatures, puzzling challenges, and heavenly rewards. Fight carefully, for reckless peasants may find themselves meeting an early grave. Death is not the end, as the next poor potential hero receives some of the fallen worker’s gold and can purchase permanent upgrades or get a financial leg up on their run.
Demolition experience is a plus; use bombs as weapons and tools to locate secret passages containing hidden loot or potential allies. If the hired hand can survive against the many malicious monsters in each level, they then have the chance to square off against the massive, room-filling bosses that guard more spoils.
Abilities granted from relics, magical potions, and treasure add a layer of strategy and planning for the mindful adventurer. Make use of these wondrous items, enhancing the current run’s profit margin. Collect all the gold possible to make the next run easier, or purchase equipment and upgrades aiding the current descent.
Veteran miners can test their mettle in the Othermine, a hardcore roguelike experience; start each descent with no upgrades for maximum replayability. Thorium will dive even further into the UnderMine with post-launch updatesin the coming months for all platforms with new zones, bosses, and items.
“We put a lot of work into the Switch version of UnderMine, making sure it runs perfectly at 60 frames per second in both handheld and docked mode,” said Derek Johnson, Founder, Thorium Entertainment. “If it’s your first time delving into the mines or if you’re picking it up to play it on the go, UnderMine on the Switch is the perfect way to play.”
UnderMine is available now on Nintendo Switch for $19.99. UnderMine supports English, French, German, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian language text.
About Thorium Entertainment
Founded in 2015 by Derek Johnson, with his fellow former Relic Entertainment co-worker Clint Tasker joining him, the two-person Vancouver studio brought together by their passion for games. The duo was inspired by their experience in AAA development and the processes that make those games great while having the benefits of independent development, such as artistic integrity and being true to themselves. At the end of the day, Thorium knows games are meant to be fun, and if they’re not enjoying the process, their players aren’t going to enjoy the game. UnderMine is the studio’s debut title, initially released for Steam Early Access in 2019.