The PlayStation and Xbox ports are here, but the Nintendo Switch version is coming in January
Almost nine months later, Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is available on some — but not quite all — consoles, and I figured a PSA was in order. It’s a neat game!
If you missed the PC release of this Symphony of the Night-lookin’ action-RPG, perhaps you’ll be more into the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X/S ports. Those console versions are all available as of this week from Team Ladybug, priced at $24.99 a pop, while the Nintendo Switch edition is held up until January 28, 2022, due to a last-minute delay.
Crucially, Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is a part of Xbox Game Pass, and that’s actually how I’ve been playing — with cloud streaming in my browser, in fact. I played up through the first boss to get an impression, and while it’s got a more straightforward structure (which could be a pro or con depending on how much exploration you want in your Castlevanias and/or metroidvanias), the pixel art is sweet and the wind, fire, and bow mechanics are pretty interesting. Whether the short run time matches the price will be up to you.
If you’re hoping for a physical release, one’s coming. Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is gearing up for a physical version on PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch from Red Art Games. And as a status check of sorts, Playism says the Steam release has cleared 100K sales to date.
With such a late-in-the-year launch, I could easily see this going under the radar. Hopefully it connects with the hungry SotN crowd, even if it’s not on that level.