Unique Shmup Drainus Is Getting the Strictly Limited Treatment

Pre-Order A Great Shmup On Switch This Month


Drainus | SLG Featured

Good news today for fans of physical editions of unique games. Drainus, developed by Ladybug and previously released on PC, is now coming to the Nintendo Switch this Winter. Better yet, it’s not just coming to fans digitally. No, in honor of the new Playism published Switch release of the Shmup, now it’s also getting a physical edition courtesy of Strictly Limited Games!

Drainus | Hero

If you haven’t already played Drainus, here’s the premise in a nutshell:

Gameplay is key and DRAINUS’ main draw is the mechanic of the titular spaceship ‘Drainus’, which allows it to absorb light energy attacks and then use the energy harvested for devastating counterattacks. Using these mechanics strategically is the key to clearing the game and performing well.

Drainus | Tank

You can use stored energy to not only counterattack, but also upgrade your ship in any way you find most helpful. Throw in multiple difficulty settings and you have a great reason to be a Switch owner.

Drainus | Upgrade

If you’re still curious why you should pre-order the physical edition, please read the following details:


  • Collector’s Edition Box with magnetic latch
  • Colorful Game Manual
  • Material Collection Book with an exclusive manga in both English and Japanese, exclusive interview with the developer and behind-the-scenes material about the development
  • Drainus Hanging Decoration
  • DRAINUS Original Soundtrack, 1 CD
  • Textile Patch with the emblem of the Kharlarl Empire
  • DRAINUS Enamel Logo Pin
  • Double-sided Poster

Drainus | Strictly Limited Edition

Not enough reason to be hyped? Okay, here’s one last tidbit. Drainus physical pre-orders open as of November 20th on the Strictly Limited Games website. If you pre-order your copy within 24 hours, you’ll snag a 15% discount off your total price! That’s honestly very exciting.

Be sure and check out the Drainus trailer below. And if you’re a fan of physical editions, be sure and order yours ASAP.

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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