Super Hiking League DX races to Switch, other consoles next week

Super Hiking League DX console release date trailer Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 PS4 Xbox One August 10, 2021

Brazilian developer Bit Ink Studios (which is actually solo developer Mario Azevedo) and publisher QUByte Interactive have announced that Super Hiking League DX is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 10, 2021, and it will retail for an economical $4.99 on the Switch eShop. The game offers vertical platforming races against another player or AI, and it involves combat and an elastic hookshot for wacky physics antics. There is a single-player story mode as well, where hikers must collect magic gems in an effort to stop an evil wizard from exacting a plan to make the world perfectly flat.

The console release date announcement trailer does a great job of illustrating how Super Hiking League DX will play on Switch. The high-fidelity 8-bit graphics and sound provide a charming retro vibe, and the gameplay itself looks frenetic in a fun way. There will be dozens of stages to unlock by playing Arcade mode across different difficulties, and there is even a Time Attack mode that will replay your runs for you.

For just five bucks, Super Hiking League DX looks like a pretty solid value on Nintendo Switch or any other console, so maybe consider checking it out. The game originally released in non-DX form on PC early last year.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!