“Iro Hero” Releases On Nintendo Switch

Eastasiasoft Limited and Artax Games announced today that their retro-styled, top-down shooter Iro Hero is now out for the Nintendo Switch.

The game normally costs $12.99 (or equivalent) but currently has a 30 percent discount for two weeks. Meanwhile, Iro Hero‘s Steam version will launch on July 31.

About Iro Hero

Set in the year 2306, Iro Hero opens a century after humans learned how to harness their energy to produce electricity. Over the years nefarious enterprises have turned this gift into a curse, with humans being treated as little more than batteries. Following the death of his mother, a teenager named Iro learns that he may be the key to mankind’s freedom.

Iro Hero presents one of the most challenging shmups available on the Switch, though there are four game modes offering varying degrees of difficulty.

  • Arcade: The original vision for the game. No continues, but you can exchange some of your points for lives at the end of each level.

  • Normal: A more accessible challenge. In addition to the possibility of exchanging points for lives, you also have 3 credits to continue the match from the same level you died.

  • Story: The easiest mode. Once you finish a level, the next level gets unlocked and you can henceforth start the game from there.

  • 1CC: The hardest challenge for the most hardcore players. No possibility of buying ships and no continues.


  • A four-color polarity system, emphasizing risk vs reward gameplay where you charge up your powers in matching colors.

  • Discover an exciting story that takes place across 9 action-packed levels.

  • Encounter 10 different types of enemies with more than one hundred different behaviors.

  • Defeat 10 final bosses in the vein of classic arcades.

  • Unlock special skills, offering many creative and strategic options.

  • Acquire upgrades to increase the firepower and capabilities of your spaceship.

  • Rise to the top of the online leaderboards.

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