The friends of Ringo Ishikawa is just days away from release on Nintendo Switch, bringing beat 'em up action to a console near you on 4th April.

From CIRCLE Entertainment and developer yeo, the game is said to blend "stylish pixel-based visuals, beat ‘em up action, surprising gameplay and imaginative storytelling". It all plays out in an open world setting and even features some school-sim elements for good measure, with players guiding the protagonist through his final term at high school.

It seems to have quite a lot going on, with a town to explore, a day-night cycle, NPCs on schedules, battle grinding, school grinding, mini-games (such as ping-pong, billiards, and a videogame console with one game) and more. Feel free to check out these screenshots below.

As noted above, the game launches later this week (on 4th April) for $14.99 / €14.99. A 10% discount will be available for its first week on sale, taking that price down to $13.49 / €13,49.

Do you like the look of this one? Will you be giving it a go later this week? Tell us below.