Indie developer Atomicom has today announced that its futuristic survival sandbox game JCB Pioneer: Mars will be launching on Switch later this month.

Previously released on Steam Early Access, the game is described as "a hardcore blend of survival and construction", with meteor strikes, dust clouds, and electrical storms all threatening the player’s chance of survival. Equipped with the futuristic, heavy-duty construction and mining vehicles specifically designed by JCB Engineers, your job is to survive and thrive in the face of extreme planetary challenges.

Atomicom tells us that the new Switch version builds on the original, with the team addressing user feedback, adding new updates and improvements - including a "huge increase in performance", new and improved UI, new tools, and "refined" gameplay - and much more. We have a few screenshots for you to check out below.

The game launches on Nintendo Switch on 24th December in Europe and Australia, with a 3rd January 2019 release scheduled for North America. It'll cost £19.99 / €22.19 / $24.99.

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