The 3DS has had its fair share of beat ‘em ups over the years, but one of the standout releases was found in Code Of Princess, a spiritual successor to Treasure’s Guardian Heroes. Bringing high intensity action and a bizarre and humorous plot, it was a memorable release that we quite liked when we originally reviewed it. A few months ago, a re-release called Code of Princess EX was revealed to be Switch bound sometime this summer, and now its release date has just been confirmed for the West.

Code of Princess EX will launch on 31 July in both North America and Europe this year, this time being publsihed by Nicalis instead of Atlus. Boasting local co-op, HD graphics in 60 FPS, and better A.I., this looks to be the definitive version of the game. And those of you that prefer physical will be delighted to hear that the retail edition will have a color instruction manual and a 3-inch audio CD with the soundtrack.

What do you think? Will you be picking this up? What did you think of the 3DS release? Share your thoughts in the comments below.