Handy Games has confirmed that Rad Rodgers Radical Edition is on the way to Nintendo Switch. The game brings new content which will be provided to other platforms as a free update.

This sassy platformer has been designed as an homage to classic '90s era games of the same genre, releasing earlier this year on other platforms. Rumours of a Switch version started to circulate this summer after a listing for the title was spotted on American rental service GameFly; what we didn't know was that the Switch version is essentially a deluxe edition, with lots of new content arriving for Nintendo users from day one.

The main game sees the titular Rad going on an adventure through his very own video game, partnered by a good-hearted but foul-mouthed sentient game console, Dusty. You'll play your way through seven "dangerous stages of action-packed, humour-filled, hardcore platforming" inside a jungle setting, hoping to save various residents and restore the Elder Tree as guardian of the land along the way.

The Radical Edition's new features have been kindly provided to us, so feel free to check them out below:

- 2 Player Couch Co-op - Play together with a friend! Enemies can prepare themselves for tough battles.
- Battle Mode – Tired of team play? Fight against your friends and show them who’s boss!
- New Playable Characters – Take on the roles of Lo Wang (Shadow Warrior), Duke Nukem, Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison and more!
- New Abilities!
- New Minigames!
New Overworld!
New Levels!
- And tons of new secrets, collectibles and unlockables!

The game is scheduled to arrive on Nintendo Switch in "early 2019"; we'll make sure to keep an eye out for any more specific information as it comes.

Have you played this one on other platforms? Does it sound like your kind of thing? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.