Mighty Switch Force! Academy Hits Early Access

“From the day she was born, Patricia Wagon has dreamed of becoming a police officer,” reads the premise for Mighty Switch Force! Academy, a jaunty rags to riches story that follows poor Ms. Wagon in her pursuit for a job in justice.

Sound faintly familiar? Ah, good call! Mighty Switch Force! Academy is in fact a spin-off of a game named simply Mighty Switch Force! – a shooter/puzzle hybrid from the same developer which saw a Steam release just last month following its initial 2011 release on 3DS.

This Academy sibling features four-player co-op and competitive play, modes that were left out of its predecessor. So Academy is essentially an expanded version of the earlier project. It retains the old holograms and robots and lady escaped convicts. You can see it in action below or snag an Early Access version for £6.99 / $9.99.

8 Comments

  1. vlonk says:

    The more I think about her shoes the more I worry about her dream of patrolling the streets for a living.

  2. Kefren says:

    So it’s a simulation?

    • Ejmir says:

      It’s a platformer. And it looks like a banal platformer.

      • Kitsunin says:

        Mighty Switch Force was quite great actually. At least, for a 2011 downloadable 3DS game it was quite great.

      • Vodka, Crisps, Plutonium says:

        Judging by the cover, I think it would be safe to assume the major draw of the game is, uh… Artstyle.

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          Phasma Felis says:

          Jeez, you guys are grumpy today.

          The 3DS version was a fun little puzzle platformer. Nothing groundbreaking, but the sort of thing you like if you like that sort of thing.

  3. Nuzatch says:

    I’ve never actually PLAYED a game in this series, but I will say that the music for this series is amazing. It’s done by Jake Kaufman and it’s just insanely layered and funky as hell. I’ve picked up a ton of his game albums from various indie game music bundles and I can’t get over how awesome and intense a lot of it is.