Mighty Switch Force HD Has Unlockable “Hyper Versions” Of Stages

By Ishaan . November 16, 2012 . 10:40am

Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition will be a Wii U launch game, and WayForward have shared a first trailer showing what the game—also available on Nintendo 3DS—looks like in HD. Watch it below:



Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition will have the 21 levels from the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, as well as tougher “Hyper Versions” of these levels, which will be unlocked upon completion of the main game.


Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition supports off-TV play on the Wii U GamePad.

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  • kylehyde

    Even that I already have the game on the 3DS if I got a Wii U I’m going to Buy it, use it, break it, fix it,
    Trash it, change it, melt – upgrade it….

    • ShawnOtakuSomething


    • Suicunesol

      That link has led me to listen to Mighty Switch Force’s OST…

      …I kind of like it.

      I think I want to play this Mighty Switch Force now…

      • drproton

         Just posting this for anyone else.


        Jake Kaufman is one of my favorite video game composers and most of his music he worked on at Way Forward is available here for donations (as low as free).

        • Quinton Cunningham

          He’s a fave of mine as well, but I’m extremely disappointed with his choice to go for a more dubstep sound on this version.

          • Grenalie

            It’s not dubstep.

          • Quinton Cunningham

            In that trailer, no. But I wasn’t talking about that. I said “on this version”, not “in this trailer”.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I’ll buy it twice 

  • DKL

    Assuming that the Deluxe deal works like how I think it works, I should be able to get this for free assuming that I get all my launch games via the e shop…

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  • Zonic505

    Liking the added content of harder version stages. Wonder if there’ll be a reward for beating those under the par time.

  • SirRichard

    I’m really liking the visuals in this trailer, I was kind of worried it’d end up looking like Hell Yeah! (which had that weird, awkward movement and plastic sheen to it that just looked tacky, a let-down after the game’s reveal trailer). I could get it on 3DS, but I think I’ll just wait.

  • AuraGuyChris

    I knew it looked weird that the previous bit of news for this had a rare shot with spikes in the first batch of comparisons.

  • MrJechgo

    That’s really good and all, but man, I’d like to see Wayforward doing more HD 2D platformers like these in the future (if not HD, well, at least for 3DS or Vita). These games are massive throwbacks to the Golden Age of VGs (SNES, Genesis era) and I’d like to see more of these ^^.

    Didn’t they also give a shot at the beat-em-up genre too with Double Dragon Neon, albeit it was in 2.5d instead of 2d?

    Dude, these guys can bring back 2 genres almost forgotten these days. They could pick any license and turn it into one of these games. Make a game with 4 playables characters, whether be interchangeable or not, with 10 to 12 stages and they’re good to go.

    For instance, there was a crappy Thundercats game that came out, based on the sleeper hit 2011 TV series. If WayForward would have made a platformer with 4 playable characters (Lion-O, Tygra, Cheetara and Panthro; Wilykit and Kat being support characters) across 15 stages based on both the 2011 TV series and the 1980 series (without the cheesy swiss fondue with extra cheddar and double time the mozzarella)… that would have struck gold… and oil at the same time.

  • CirnoLakes

    Wayforward continue to be a respectable company in the gaming industry. They continue to leave me excited for their existence. They are one of the companies keeping solid platforming experiences alive. And I can only be excited for them being on more platforms. They’re trying to break-through to Steam on the PC as we speak via Greenlight. I wouldn’t mind the Might Switch Force games, as well.

    I also love how they are a Western company that has never shyed away from the anime aesthetic. Or female characters. Or rich talented use of pixel graphics. If there is anything I could criticize is the fact that while there are female main characters, I could do for a little less curvy female protagonists in skimpy clothes and more normally dressed female protagonists in.. as… well, let’s just say the less stereotypical female form.

    Though overall, games like Shantae and Mighty(series) which are games essentially starring bright female, anime protagonists, are certainly among my favourite of what Wayforward has to offer.

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