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Retro shooter Demon Throttle comes to the Switch as a physical exclusive

Demon Throttle Screenshot
Demon Throttle Screenshot (Image credit: Devolver Digital (Screenshot))

What you need to know

  • Demon Throttle is a new top-down shooter from Doinksoft, coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch as a physical exclusive.
  • Publisher Devolver Digital promises that the game will never be available digitally. There will also be no limit on quantities made for the game.
  • Preorders are available now.

The Nintendo Switch has no shortage of top-notch indie games, often available digitally on the Nintendo eShop, but Demon Throttle kicks this trend entirely, becoming the first indie game to be released a physical exclusive on the Nintendo Switch.

Revealed at the E3 2021 Devolver Digital show, Demon Throttle is a charming, retro revenge story for 1-2 players. It's being developed by Doinksoft, the same developer who made Gato Roboto.

In Demon Throttle, you play as a cowboy who seeks revenge on a demon who "kissed his wife...or something." The gameplay itself resembles old-school arcade shooter Ikari Warriors, from its top-down perspective to its 8-bit presentation.

The interesting part of all of this is that Devolver Digital promises that the game will never be available digitally. It is a physical-only release, and it always will be. Devolver Digital loves marketing gimmicks, and what could be wackier than releasing a physical-only game in 2022?

Preorders are open now, courtesy of Special Reserve Games, but don't panic if you're unable to grab a copy now. Devolver Digital promises no limit on quantities made, which is good to hear in the wake of scalpers making the next-gen consoles almost impossible to find.

Demon Throttle will arrive exclusively on the Nintendo Switch as a physical exclusive sometime in 2022.

Zackery Cuevas is a writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. He likes playing video games, talking about video games, writing about video games, and most importantly, complaining about video games. If you're cool, you can follow me on Twitter @Zackzackzackery.