Just two weeks after its initial release, Enter the Gungeon has earned a collective 75 million sales on the Nintendo Switch alone. The success was announced by the studio behind it, Dodge Roll, today on Twitter.
Enter the Gungeon has sold over 75,000 copies on Nintendo Switch in just two weeks, surpassing all expectations. Thanks to all the new Gungeoneers, Nintendo and 22nd Century Toys! pic.twitter.com/zYHwPVbMje— Enter the Gungeon (@DodgeRollGames) December 29, 2017
Enter the Gungeon released on the Switch this month, but originally released back in April for consoles and PC. Described as a "bullet hell rogue-like video game," it puts players in the shoes of a scoundrel who is part of "a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past." Sounds like something a whole lot of people would want, especially in these modern times where no poorly-spelled social media post goes unnoticed and uncapped.
The guns themselves might be the very highlight of the game, as they're far from normal, and contain unique qualities that allow them to fire off "the tried and true medley of missiles, lasers, and cannonballs to the bizarrely effective volley of rainbows, fish, foam darts, and bees!" You most certainly read that right -- one of the functions involves shooting bees at your enemies in a manner that Nicolas Cage would disapprove of. With all of these unique qualities, it's no wonder the game has done as well as it has with the Switch audience, which seems to lean toward more colorful, fun, and imaginative action games. No word yet on how the game is currently doing on other platforms.
Enter the Gungeon is available to play now for PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, Linux, and Nintendo Switch.