Well, here's a welcome surprise for you. Konami and developer Ukuza Inc. have surprise-launched a brand new IP on Nintendo Switch and other platforms called Skelattack.

This new action-adventure platformer is said to "introduce an expansive Underworld filled with quirky, charming and sometimes deadly inhabitants of the afterlife", taking players on a dungeon-crawler journey from the perspective of the creatures, rather than the humans that threaten their home. It hadn't received any official release information before now, so its appearance on the eShop has come out of the blue.

Here's an official description for you, as well as some lovely screenshots:

As a newly deceased member of the Underworld and resident in the happy hub of Aftervale, Skully is just getting the hang of being dead and coming to terms with being a skeleton. As he prepares for his Remembrance to understand who he was in his past life, Skully finds himself in a fight to protect his home from plundering humans from above.

In an attempt to steal the magic that kindles the spirits of the dead, the Blue Flame, the humans kidnap Aftervale’s elder skeleton, Elzedon. Together with Imber, Skully’s trusty bat friend, players will control both characters to jump, slash and flap their way through the Underworld to stop the human threat, save the Elder and protect the Blue Flame.

It's available to download from the Switch eShop as we speak for £15.99.

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