Nicalis is on a bit of roll at the moment, with several games headed to the Switch in retail packaging; one of these is Tiny Barbarian DX, which is now scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017 with an MSRP of $29.99. A European release could happen further down the line via Headup Games, as that's a partnership that continues to grow.

This upcoming sword-and-sorcery platform game will feature a charming cover illustration by world-renowned artist and character designer Susumu Matsushita. You may have come across the work of Mr. Matsushita on the cover art for long-running Japanese magazine Famitsu; he also created Famitsu's mascot Necky the Fox, who you might remember popped up as a Super Mario Maker costume.

Here's a sneak peak of the artwork, albeit in slightly lower resolution than we might have liked:

Tiny Barbarian DX - box

Retail copies of Tiny Barbarian DX will also contain a full-colour instruction manual that includes a featurette on the making of the box art. It describes Mr. Matsushita’s creative process, details his preferred art supplies, shows photos of him working at his drawing table and even identifies the 1960s rock instrumental that he listened to while he created the cover.

It's all shaping up to be quite a compelling package, and hopefully the game will live up to its packaging.