Already available on Steam and smart devices, Astro Duel is a frenetic same-screen local multiplayer party game, for 1 to 6 players. The goal of the game is pretty simple: you blast your friends using asteroid-style ships, and then run over their helpless bodies (because that’s how things are done in space… apparently?!). Interested? The game is coming to the Nintendo Switch as Astro Duel Deluxe!
Now, you’re probably wondering what warrants the use of “Deluxe” in the title. According to the developers, this Nintendo Switch version features some new features and gameplay, that were created specifically for the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, they do not give many details about those… All we know is that you can play with multiple controller types, and that includes the touch screen. There’s also some additional music.
Here’s the main features:
- Play anywhere – On the TV, on the go, or even face up on a table or floor!
- Play with multiple controller types (including touch screen)
- Wipe out your friends’ squad in “Team Annihilation” mode
- 6-player “Chaos” mode (More open arenas support Free-For-All and 3v3)
- Pilot Selection – Pick from 6 pilots to control, including Box Cat and Chomper
- Instant Replay after completing each round
- Additional music
- Wacky “Touch” mode – Ships can only turn in one direction!
- Battle your friends or team up to take on CPU opponents
- Run over pilots in “Pilot Hunters” mode, battle for the most kills in “Ship Hunters,” or join forces in “Team Deathmatch”
- Arm your ship with offensive and defensive powerups including missiles, lasers, jousters and shields
- Dynamic arenas provide a host of hiding places and hazards – Avoid turrets, death beams, and black holes
- Mix up play with Game Modifiers (enable asteroids, starting power-ups, super dashes, and so much more)
Finally, here’s some screenshots:
Astro Duel Deluxe (Switch – eShop) will be released on May 30th in North America. No date has been announced for Europe just yet, but it’s quite likely it will be available on the same day (like the vast majority of other indie titles on Nintendo Switch). The Upcoming Releases page has already been updated.