Developer Rayark’s wondrous rhythm game Voez has just received another free update on Switch, adding 11 new songs to its already packed track list. If you’re keeping a log, we’re now looking at a list of over 185 songs.
Voez, of course, started life as a mobile game, but made the transition to Switch when Nintendo’s hybrid console launched in March last year. While Voez on mobile is free, Rayark and publisher Flyhigh Works opted to put a £20 price tag on the Switch version. It then integrated the game’s near-complete 100-track roster for a one-time cost, rather than drip-feeding new tracks for purchase through micro-transactions.
Flyhigh Works made vague promises at launch that the Switch edition of Voez would get additional free songs after release, but I’m not sure even the most optimistic buyer expected that tracklist. nearly doubles as the game has continued to develop for over a year and a half. Voez’s 11 new songs, by the way, can all be heard in the version 1.5 update trailer below.
Voez, by the way, if you haven’t had the pleasure yet, is one of my favorite modern rhythm games. Following a recent update, Voez now offers (medium) controller support, but its real strengths lie in the touchscreen experience. Voez’s genre-spanning song list is perfectly matched with beautiful visualizations, which seem to explode under your fingertips as you tap and swipe the prompts that appear on screen. This makes for a wonderfully tactile and completely hypnotic endeavor, even if chasing high scores is your only real goal.
The Voez version 1.5 update is now available as a free download for all existing Switch owners. And if you’re looking to experience Voez’s musical charms for the first time, you can pick it up for £18.99 via Nintendo’s eShop, and there’s a knocking physical version too.