Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax launches today on Nintendo Switch, bringing yet another round of shoot 'em up action to the console. To celebrate, Aksys Games has launched a brand new trailer (seen above).

Developed by Dreamloop Games, Stardust Galaxy Warriors is a fast-paced, side-scrolling shooter with four-player local co-op capability, light RPG elements with upgradable mech characters, and a variety of different gameplay modes for players to explore. As a new recruit to Stardust Galaxy Warriors, an interstellar peacekeeping organisation, you must take on a ten-level campaign mode and battle your way through different worlds.

Along the way, you'll be coming up against plenty of enemies big and small while experiencing a story said to be full of humour and "stunning graphics". You can choose from five different characters, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses, and then go on to upgrade them via RPG-like mechanics such as boosting their weapon damage, armour effectiveness, and other attributes and stats.

For those who like to tweak their gaming experiences to their preference, you'll be pleased to know that the game allows you to change the default parameters and rules to suit your playstyle (including things like health and shield levels, fire and drop rates, and even hit box sizes). You can also enable friendly-fire in co-op mode, adding another level of difficulty if the story, challenge, and 'Gauntlet' modes aren't enough for you.


The game is available to download right now from the Nintendo Switch eShop; you'll find it for £8.99 in Europe and $9.99 in North America.

Will you be giving this one a go today? Let us know in the comments.