Ground Divers! Now Available on Nintendo Switch

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Hit the deep underground. Arc System Works

The strategic digging game Ground Divers! is now out on Nintendo Switch. It’s exclusively available as a digital title for the platform, priced at $14.99. In the game, players guide a robot named Tsuruhashi as he tries to stay awake to defeat enemies while also searching for rare matters hidden deep underground.

The Story So Far

The story takes place in a distant solar system, particularly on a planet whose energy sources are depleting. The inhabitants of the planet are saved from their predicament with the arrival of Tsuruhashi. Tsuruhashi managed to resolve the issue by unearthing what’s known as “rare matter” from deep underground. After that, however, Tsuruhashi suddenly disappears.

Without Tsuruhashi, the people of the planet decided to develop “mining frames” so they can explore the underground. The teams using these mining frames are called Ground Divers.

In the game, players take on the role of a team known as Studio Tsuruhashi. They pilot the mining frame using energy from the Cheer Crystals. What the crystals do is convert support into a power source used by the mining frame.

Game Features

If you’re interested, the features of the game are:

  • A Mining Journey Full of Danger and Thrills
    • Players need to set guidance pins at their destination to lead Tsuruhashi down the right path and utilize pit stops along the way to their fullest.
    • Players need to find the best way to dig their path.
    • The stages change each time, and the difficulty steadily increases as players’ skills improve, allowing for great replayability.
  • Wield Cheer Energy to its Fullest
    • Connecting the cables along tunnels the players dig creates an energy source to power up Tsuruhashi.
    • Players can maximize their digging efficiency by providing power, with bonuses such as increasing Tsuruhashi’s digging speed or attack damage.
    • When players face off against powerful bosses, the energy they charge up can help turn the tides with a special attack.
  • Created by a Star-Studded Team
    • Enjoy the theme song by the anime music legend Hironobu Kageyama.
    • Experience the design of Tsuruhashi and character design supervision by the accomplished mecha designer Shigeto Koyama.
    • Marvel at the character designs by manga artist Kakeru Kakemaru.

Ready to go underground? Learn more about Ground Divers! here.

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