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The wait is over for Japan’s indie darling, GOTTA PROTECTORS: CART OF DARKNESS. The follow-up to the smash hit 3DS game is finally here on Nintendo Switch! In English!
It’s another fine morning in Magicadia…except your castle has suddenly turned into a tank. And what’s this about a dark prophecy that could lead to the end of all video games? A CONFUSION IS YOU.
The rules are simple. Put Princess Lola into the castle to start it rolling down the tracks. At the end of the tracks is an enemy castle. Smash YOUR castle into THEIR castle to destroy it—but don’t let the enemies wipe out the Princess’s HP first!
So what is Gotta Protectors, anyway? An action-packed princess-defense sim where the princess is the primary aggressor? Check. A multiplayer brawler with eight playable characters and a multitude of flashy skills? Check. A love letter to fans of 80s and 90s video games? Check!
In fact, classic cart collecting is a big part of the fun. Over 900 Magicadia game carts are hidden away throughout the game, which can be equipped to your characters to provide stat bonuses and other perks during play. Each one is a send-up of an actual NES game—including some rare unlicensed and unreleased titles! If you had a favorite NES game as a kid, you can bet there’s a parody of it waiting to be discovered here. Will you be the first player to find them all?
Gotta get more Gotta Protectors? Expand your adventure with four optional DLC packs, each featuring new character skills, new soundtrack options, and an exclusive bonus story with 20 all-new missions! Check out each pack’s eShop page to learn more about its contents:
- DLC Pack 1: Mega Blastin’ Trax + Bonus Scenario A
- DLC Pack 2: Pocket Power Trax + Bonus Scenario B
- DLC Pack 3: Japanicom Trax + Bonus Scenario C
- DLC Pack 4: Super Wavetable Trax + Bonus Scenario D
(Or get all four DLC packs together in a special discounted bundle!)
If you’re a fan of Yuzo Koshiro’s amazing music, you won’t want to miss these!
And if you really love the NES…
Amazon’s Training Road is an updated and enhanced version of Amazon’s Running Diet, an NES game developed by Ancient in 2017. This new version of the game has been lovingly localized as if it were 1989, complete with western-style package art from the immensely talented Ayano Koshiro and a full-color NES-style instruction booklet with all-new illustrations. It also features new stage variations, more ending screens, brand new spritework from designer Makoto Wada, and a bonus sound player mode that contains the entire blazing Yuzo Koshiro soundtrack from Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness!
(This item was a limited-time release produced by Limited Run Games and is no longer available.)
AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
It’s not too late to check out the previous misadventures of the Gotta Protectors in the smash-hit 3DS game…Gotta Protectors!
…You missed out on a good time! The 3DS eShop is unfortunately closed now, but Gotta Protectors for 3DS lives on in our hearts (and for those of you who bought it, in your 3DS systems).
Thanks for all the support over the years!