Frogun, a warm and fuzzy 3D platformer, is out in August


Why yes, there *is* a Nintendo Switch version

As you might’ve seen in the summer gaming streams, there are too many frog games to keep track of this year (arguably a good problem to have!), but one of them, above all, is not leaving my sight. Frogun is a collectible-grabbing 3D platformer inspired by the Nintendo 64 and PS1 era, and its protagonist, Renata, wields a frog that is also a “gun.”

It’s a genre close to my heart, with a cute style, and I’m all about it.

After making the wholesome rounds and recently sharing a demo on Steam, developer Molegato is now in the home stretch. Frogun will release on August 2, 2022, across Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. That’s… pretty soon!

If you’re interested in a physical copy, there’s good news. During its LRG3 showcase, Limited Run Games announced a physical release of Frogun for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation. There’s not much else to say at this point other than “it’s happening.”

“The folks at Top Hat Studios and me have been working hard on the finishing touches of the game development, with special attention to all of the feedback we got from Steam Next Fest,” said the developer. “Looking back at the start of the project, it seems insane that it’s been only about a year and a half. It’s been so much work, so many experiences shared, and so many new friends made along the way! I’ve learnt a lot during this time, and humbly hope that the game is everything you have been hoping for it to be.”

Frogun's lava level
Lava level? ✔️

Collect ’em all

“From lots of optional collectibles, to hidden shortcuts, cute enemies, and goofy dialogue, Frogun is a lot more than what I was aiming for it to be at the start.”

With a froggy grappling mechanic at the center of the game, I’m sure there will be plenty of sneaky shortcuts and hidden items to find. With the coins you pick up, you’ll be able to trade for “hats, bestiary entries, behind-the-scenes looks at concept art, and more.”

There’s also a reward for finding everything, which I’m into. If you reach 100% game completion, you’ll nab an “expert time trials mode” with “pro times” to topple.

I don’t always set out to collect every last trinket in these sorts of games, but if I stick around long enough, that becomes my inevitable fate. After recently playing and finishing Ape Escape for the first time (it’s now on PS4 and PS5), I don’t want to lose this feeling.

Jordan Devore

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.

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