Independent developer Gabe Cuzzillo and game label Devolver Digital have announced Ape Out, a brand new game headed to Switch early next year.

This one is described as "a wildly intense and colourfully stylised smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz", and we certainly get that vibe from the trailer. Players can build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use their captors as both weapons and shields, crushing everyone on their procedurally generated path to freedom.

The game's entire identity is a particularly striking assault on the senses, with the visuals and soundtrack both grabbing our attention in equal measure; we'd urge you to watch the trailer above if you haven't already. Devolver Digital - under the name of its pretend "CFO" Fork Parker - has said the following in a new press release:

“Our team is pleased to finally announce a release date for one of our most anticipated titles ever in Ape Out. Frankly, it was a lot harder to motion capture an ape than we had originally thought and recording primates ripping human corpses apart is generally frowned upon in most countries.”

The game will slam, smash, and sucker-punch its way to Switch on 7th February 2019. Make sure to let us know what you think about this one in the comments.