New York-based developers Muse Games have today unveiled Hamsterdam, a brawling "hamster-fu" beat ‘em up designed for Nintendo Switch.

The once peaceful town of Hamsterdam - a strange, alternate Amsterdam that is populated by Hamsters - is in grave danger, with the vile chinchilla Marlo and his Rodent Gang wreaking havoc and terrorising the local rodent residents. You'll be playing as the hamster hero, Pimm, who must harness his mightiest martial arts powers and kick some tail through district after district, all on a  journey to take down the Rodent Gang, save his grandfather, and restore peace to the town.

Game Features:
- Gestural controls
- Rhythm game mechanics
- 3D fighting animations
- Hamster-style kung fu
- Earn and equip new gear
- Idiosyncratic story and setting

The game blends rhythm and precision with good old-fashioned button mashing, aiming to provide classic arcade brawling mechanics alongside a whole host of martial arts combos. A Kickstarter campaign has kicked off today to support the project, hoping to reach a total of $8,000. If you'd like to learn more and pledge your support to the game, you can check it out right here.

Before you go, though, why not let us know your thoughts on this one in the comments below. Will you be backing Hamsterdam?