We're happy to exclusively share the first Nintendo Switch trailer for Iron Crypticle, an arcade twin-stick dungeon shooter arriving on the console next month.

In the game, the glorious Royal Treasures of Cryptonia have been stolen, and now the King’s washed-up knights must suit up and descend into the ancient palace crypts to return all of those golden goodies. Players must grab loot and gobble up food to build up their XP, upgrading their abilities to help face the challenges presented by the lower floors.

You'll be unlocking new weapons and magical items as you progress, collecting magical gauntlets to power your explosive 'Atomic Fist'; the whole thing draws inspiration from classics like Smash TV and Ghosts 'n Goblins, as is not-so-subtly hinted at in this brief description:

"Get ready for GHOULISH arcade action in this epic medieval twin-stick dungeon shooter.
Up to 4 players (local co-op) can fight together to SMASH through all manner of ghouls and fiends."

As mentioned above, you can play this one solo or via local co-op with up to four players in total. It'll be available to pre-order from the 30th January with a 10% discount, and officially launched on Switch on 13th February.

Do you like the look of what you see here? Will you be pre-ordering this one on Switch? Let us know in the comments.