Game publisher Playdius and indie developer La Moutarde have announced today that their upcoming rhythm game Old School Musical will release digitally for Nintendo Switch in September.

The game follows the adventures of Tib and Rob, two video game characters trained by their mother to be top class gaming heroes. Players must stay in tune, synching inputs with flying notes to help Tib and Rob find their loving mother, who appears to have gone missing. Miss too many of these notes, though, and Tib and Rob’s adventure will fall flat.

Filled to the brim with nostalgia-fueled references and nods to classic 8-bit games, genres, and tropes, Old School Musical is aiming to be a well-rounded love letter to the ‘80s and ‘90s. The game features a whole host of different gameplay types, including levels inspired by retro racers and the ability to shoot down enemies in side-scroller shooter levels. From there, players will need to take the fight to evil chicken armies to the beat of chiptune tracks from famous artists in a soundtrack featuring over 50 different tracks.

- Story Mode: Lead Tib and Rob on crazy adventure filled with humor and 8-bit nostalgia
 -Arcade Mode: Reach the highest score and challenge your friends
 -Challenge Mode: Play it hard with visual and audio penalties to unlock new music tracks
- Over 50 chiptune tracks by the best of the chiptune scene: Dubmood, Zabutom, Hello World, Yponeko, Le Plancton
- Travel through 20+ retro levels, inspired by 8-bit classics
- Local multiplayer mode supporting up to 4 players
 -A rebellion led by chickens angry over their constant abuse in videogames

The gameplay trailer below is an odd one to say the least, but make sure to watch it to the end to check out how the game plays. The music sounds fantastic, and the game looks like it could be a lot of fun.

Old School Musical will be released on Switch on 13th September? Do you like the look of this one?