Completely out of the blue, publisher Two Tribes has revealed that Swords & Soldiers is available on Nintendo Switch. That's right - not "coming soon" or "planned to release on so-and-so" - you can go ahead and download it right now.
If you haven't seen this one before, the game has players preparing for war on side-scrolling battlefields. You need to build your forces before engaging in a tug-of-war for gold and energy, defeating your pesky foes along the way. Four different factions are available to play as - the Vikings, Aztecs, Chinese, and Chief Meat's army - and each has its own differences for you to explore and utilise in battle.
We called the game "an essential download" when it arrived on WiiWare around a decade ago, and it was still just as enjoyable several years later on Wii U. The Switch version is said to be an "improved" edition of the game, too, including that fancy single-screen multiplayer feature shown off towards the end of the trailer. Here are some more details:
- Hilariously playable 2D action-strategy
- Includes the Super Saucy Sausage Fest expansion as free DLC
- Tons of crazy units, including berserkers, giant boulders and ninja monkeys (yes, ninja monkeys!)
- 4 unique factions with their own singleplayer campaigns
- Go head-to-head with a friend on a single split-screen touch screen
- 29 tricky Achievements
The game's standard price is $7.49 / €7.49, but you can actually grab it for $4.94 / €4.94 for its "first few weeks" on sale. If that's not enough, developer Ronimo Games has also revealed that Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon will launch on Switch on 1st March. Blimey.
Are you a Swords & Soldiers fan? Are you hastily loading up the Switch eShop to download it as we speak? Let us know in the comments.