Cococucumber has announced it will release its shoot-and-slash multiplayer dungeon crawler Riverbond on the Switch later this year. The game supports up to four players in couch co-op and is all about destroying mobs, taking down bosses and treasure hunting in a "stunning" voxel world.
The game has "real-time" physics and allows players to break apart enemies, objects and environments. Players will discover secrets and face foes across multiple handcrafted levels and eight whimsical worlds. The combat is said to suit any play style and is supported by quick and responsive arcade-like controls, giving you the advantage in battle.
There are also a number of indie-themed crossover skins to unlock. These include skins based on characters such as The Kid from Bastion, Shovel Knight, Raz from Psychonauts, Juan from Guacamelee!, and Bullet Kin from Enter the Gungeon.
Here's what Vanessa Chia – the co-founder and art director of Cococucumber – had to say about this announcement:
Riverbond is a homage to the 16-bit era and some of the best co-op memories we’ve ever made, but we’re also inspired and humbled by modern indies which hold a special place in our hearts. By fusing classic arcade action with a modern approach to level design and co-op gaming, we hope to give families, friends, and every kind of adventurer a warm welcome on Nintendo Switch.
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