Bringing something a little bit different to Switch this summer is Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet, a pirate adventure with a healthy dose of comedy thrown in for good measure.

Created by comedian and filmmaker, Alasdair Beckett-King, the game sees the titular Nelly setting off on an adventure to rescue birds who have been hypnotised by the villainous Baron Widebeard. As you can see from the trailer above, the game stars none other than Tom Baker of Doctor Who fame.

Here's a quick look at the game's plot:

What is Baron Widebeard planning? Can he be stopped? In what way is a frozen volcano involved?

To answer these questions comes Nelly Cootalot: pirate heroine and defender of endangered and adorable creatures. Nelly's journey will take her from Port Rubicund in the South Seas to the lonely isle of Gloomholm in the icy north. She'll meet outlandish characters and face perplexing challenges in her quest for the Treasure of the Seventh Sea.

The game's controls have been redesigned for its release on Switch, with the Joy-Con and touchscreen both supported, and Beckett-King just so happens to be an award-winning stand-up comedian - we should be in for a good laugh with this one.

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet will set sail on Switch on 11th July, so there's only a little over a month to wait.

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