A few weeks ago, City Connection released Penguin-kun Gira Gira Wars on the Nintendo eShop of the Nintendo Switch, in Japan. It’s a remake of the Arcade classic, Penguin Wars, featuring a Story Mode (where you can evolve your characters, to be used in multiplayer), multiplayer (local and online), new sets of rules, remixed music, and more.
Last week, Dispatch Games (who already published City Connection’s first Nintendo Switch game, Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase, outside Japan) announced the game was headed to Europe and North America, where it will be known as Penguin Wars. It will be released simultaneously in Europe and North America. There will be a Limited Launch Edition, including a digital download code for the full soundtrack (worth $30).
Here’s the main features:
- Story Mode: Join Riley and his friends on their journey to Gira Gira land. Collect items and earn candy to evolve your favorite character. You can also buy “Gira Skills” that let you learn special moves for each character. You can play one on one, two on two, or even play with different rules such as using bombs and other items against your opponents. Each character has a different skill set so make sure to use and master appropriate characters to help you on your journey.
- VS Mode (Local): On Nintendo Switch, pick your characters and a set of rules to play with a max of 4 people. Tabletop mode allows players to play while standing in front of each other like the good ‘ole arcade days.
- VS Mode (Online): Play against people in Gira Gira land or you can match up directly with friends. Use characters that you’ve evolved in the story mode and see who comes out on top.
Finally, Dispatch Games reveal that Penguin Wars will get DLC, with more details coming at a later date (not surprising: nothing has even been announced for Japan yet).
Penguin Wars (Switch) comes out in Early 2018 in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Dispatch Games PR