Nicalis has confirmed that Blade Strangers - the upcoming indie crossover brawler - will be launching on Nintendo Switch on 28th August.

Developed by Studio Saizensen, Blade Strangers is set to arrive feature-rich at launch, complete with a wide variety of online and offline gameplay modes and additional offerings. A key selling point for the title is its 14-character launch roster, which will include the likes of Shovel Knight, Gunvolt, Isaac from The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ and Quote and Curly from Cave Story+.

Here's a full list of the game modes and features you can expect to enjoy:

- Story Mode - experience each character’s unique story
- Arcade Mode - pick a character and win matches to advance
- Challenge Mode - complete various skill challenges for each of the characters
- Survival Mode - battle against a barrage of CPU-controlled opponents
- Versus Mode - fight against friends or the CPU (with “standby” option)
- Online Modes - create or search for rooms and engage in Stealth, Casual or League matches
- Tutorial - for new players to learn the basics
- Training - practice moves and combos to hone skills (with “standby” option)
- Other Features - online leaderboards, screen view and control customization, player profiles, stat tracking, unlockable items (character colors, portraits, special titles)

As mentioned above, the game is scheduled to launch on 28th August on Switch and will be available in both digital and physical formats for a suggested retail price of $39.99. For a limited time, launch copies of the physical versions will also include "surprise bonus goodies" in the box.

Have you been looking forward to this one?