It can't be all dogfights and flying through space every second of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw. Sometimes you just want to stop in at the local space pub, enjoy a drink, and relax with some mini-games. You can see some of the bar mini-games in action above, which also gives us a look at how the Switch port is coming along.
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a pretty gorgeous looking game on other platforms, which has lead many to wonder just how the experience will hold up on Switch. The dev team themselves are out to answer that question with first footage of the Switch version, which comes from the latest build they have in-house. If the gameplay above is an indication, I'd say this game is going to be just fine on Switch!
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw will be making its way to Switch sometime in the future, and it's looking to provide a cockpit fighter experience that used to dominate the PC scene back in the day. In the words of developer Double Damage co-founder Travis Baldree, the team was aiming to create a “sci-fi/blue-collar pulp fiction in space.” In an interview with Gamasutra, Baldree goes into more detail on how the team achieved that.
“We still wanted that early feel of being down on your luck, hard up for cash, and scrambling for an advantage that’s intrinsic to classic Privateer and blue-collar crime fiction. But the explosions and weapons fire should still feel innately satisfying even if you’ve only got two credits to rub together. ...“We cared a lot about little moments and touches in the game, and hopefully it shows, and gives people a little smile when they catch them," he said.
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw isn't out yet on Switch, but it's coming to to the platform sometime later this year. The PC version is available now though, so you can check out the video review above to get an idea of how the game turned out.
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is coming to Switch in the future, but there's no set release date at this time. While we wait, the dev team behind the game has put out a massive feature showcasing how to play the game! Check out the timestamps below for specifics on what's being discussed and when.
- Launcher Options 0:38
- Choosing a Difficulty 2:56
- Jumping into a game, The Concourse, Starting Equipment 4:09
- Making Money 5:45
- First Flight 7:09
- Auto pursuit Controls 11:35
- The Galaxy Map 12:43
- Buying First Equipment, Tractor Beam 14:32
- Visiting the Bar – News, Bounties, etc 17:09
- Choosing Your Tunes 18:04
- Improving Your Standing 22:20
- Using Warp 24:46
- Non-Combat Solutions to Piracy 25:45
- Selling Your Loot 28:07
- Buying Awesome Equipment 31:09
- The Two Guilds 33:10
- The Ship Dealer 34:23
- Answering Distress Beacons 36:33
- Final Summary & Quick Tips 41:55
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a prequel to 2015's Rebel Galaxy, this time dropping you right into the cockpit. You'll inhabit the role of Juno Markev, an outlaw and smuggler who went straight and settled down until events conspired to drag her back into the life. After an encounter in a shady watering hole goes bad, your ship is trashed, and you find yourself in debt to an old friend and casino owner who gives you a rustbucket and some words of advice. Packed with exciting combat, unique ships, and tons of great music, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw drops you into a retro future steeped in blue-collar Americana.
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw has been dated for the Epic Game Store, but we're still waiting on the Switch release. Today's press release simply states that Switch version will launch "in the coming months."
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a prequel to 2015's Rebel Galaxy, set 34 years prior in a series of star systems closer to old Earth. You'll inhabit the role of Juno Markev, an outlaw and smuggler who went straight and settled down until events conspired to drag her back into the life. After an encounter in a shady watering hole goes bad, your ship is trashed, and you find yourself in debt to an old friend and casino owner who gives you a rustbucket and some words of advice. Packed with exciting combat, unique ships, and over twenty hours of great music, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw drops you into a retro future steeped in blue-collar Americana.
I knew absolutely nothing about this series before the Switch announcement, and now I feel like I've been missing out! This game looks pretty damn great. Can't wait to learn more about it, and see how it holds up on Switch!