Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness coming westLimited Run Games physical edition pre-orders open March 25.
Publisher 8-4 and developer Ancient will release tower defense action game Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness for Switch via Nintendo eShop in the west, the companies announced.
Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness first launched in Japan under the title Susume!! Mamotte Knight: Hime no Totsugeki Serenade in Japan on October 10, 2019.
Limited Run Games will open pre-orders for a physical edition of Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness on March 25 at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET for four weeks. It will be available in both $39.99 standard and $84.99 Collector’s editions.
Here is an overview of the game, via 8-4:
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.
Choose your Gotta Protectors and get ready to hack, slash, and spell-sling your way through an epic campaign of over 100 thumb-blistering maps—plus dozens more available as optional downloadable content bonus chapters!
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!
Four Downloadable Content Packs
- DLC Pack 1: Mega Blastin’ Trax + Bonus Scenario A
- Option to play the entire game soundtrack in “MD” and “88” sound chip formats.
- 20 new bonus stages (Bonus Scenario A).
- New skills for the Fighter and Archer characters.
- DLC Pack 2: Pocket Power Trax + Bonus Scenario B
- Option to play the entire game soundtrack in “GB” and “WS” sound chip formats.
- 20 new bonus stages (Bonus Scenario B).
- New skills for the Ninja and Oracle characters.
- DLC Pack 3: Japanicom Trax + Bonus Scenario C
- Option to play the entire game soundtrack in “FDS” and “VRC” sound chip formats.
- 20 new bonus stages (Bonus Scenario C).
- New skills for the Amazon and Old Guy characters.
- DLC Pack 4: Super Wavetable Trax + Bonus Scenario D
- Option to play the entire game soundtrack in the “SFC” sound chip format.
- 20 new bonus stages (Bonus Scenario D).
- New skills for the Mage and Prince characters.
The wait is over for Japan’s indie darling, Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness. The 80s are calling—collect—and it’s up to you to dust off your carts and put an end to the bodacious bad guys threatening Magicadia once and for all!
Watch the announcement trailer below. Visit the official website here.