Tomb Raider Available On Nintendo Switch Via Homebrew (VIDEO)
While a great many games currently reside on the Nintendo Switch (and plenty more on the way), the homebrew community has also found use in the hybrid console and its array of gameplay capabilities. Though Nintendo has taken strides in deterring these types of third-third-party applications, neat projects nonetheless continue to roll out for the system including a homebrew version of Tomb Raider called OpenLara.
Having been a staple of the original PlayStation, the classic iteration of Tomb Raider is back and playable on the Nintendo Switch. All the familiar running, jumping, and exploring in the Lara Croft adventure looks to be present but now utilizing the hybrid console’s Joy-Con controllers. However, OpenLara isn’t just a throwback as it also houses a few new features such as a widescreen setup, an optional touch-based control scheme, as well as support for split-screen multiplayer. Check it all out in action below.
Those who wish to trek those old-school polygonal caves on Switch, the process of getting to that point may be a risky ordeal for those who haven’t jailbroken their system. However, players who’ve already enabled homebrew are instructed to download the file listed in the video’s description and load it as an application. People curious about the goings-ons of the homebrew Tomb Raider project can head to the OpenLara Facebook page.
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