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Couch co-op Zelda-like The Swords of Ditto will be out in April

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Devolver Digital announced today that The Swords of Ditto, the game we described last summer as "randomly generated co-op Zelda" designed to be played from the comfort of your couch, will be out on April 24. Naturally, the launch date news includes an updated trailer and some new screens showcasing the game in action. 

The Swords of Ditto is a "compact action-RPG" that sets players, alone or in local co-op pairs (thus the pluralized "Swords" in the title), against a great evil plaguing a top-down fantasy realm. Success results in a statue paying tribute to your efforts, while failure leaves your items in a grave, to be found and used in the next adventure. Either way, evil is never fully vanquished, and your story carries over from one journey to the next.   

But your actions will have a more direct impact on the land as well: "Take down Mormo and the world is a happier, brighter place," Devolver said, "but failure puts Ditto and its poor citizens into a dark, crumbling version of their world." 

The Swords of Ditto will be available from Steam and GOG (opens in new tab), and there's a website up at swordsofditto.com. Pricing hasn't been set. 

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.