Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker will launch for Switch in Japan April 20 for 4,980 yen, Square Enix announced.
The cave exploration action adventure game, announced last week at the Nintendo Switch Presentation, is based on the free-to-play PlayStation 4 title Spelnker World, sans the free-to-play elements. It supports up to four players in TV and table modes, and one player in handheld mode.
Here’s a brief overview of how the game plays: From your base, where you can check your game settings, ranking, and so on, you’ll advance to the cave map screen, where you can select a world (each has its own unique features), followed by a stage within the world. From there, you’ll explore the selected cave, which will be filled with traps and animals that block your path.
You can find lithograph pieces within the cave, and when you find enough pieces to complete one, you can get a new item. In the customization screen, you can equip the items you obtain (you should think about how your equipment will help you in the stage you’re tackling), as well as power-up your character with “Power Stones.” As you progress through the story, you can befriend pets that have special abilities and power-ups. There are also a lot of side elements, such as “quests” to take on to obtain otherwise unobtainable items.