If you're looking for something new and a little different on Switch, you might want to take a look at Bossgard which launches on Nintendo's platform today.
Bossgard is a party-style, asymmetrical multiplayer game which has one player taking on the role of a big, bad boss. The boss player will face off against all other players who will team up as Vikings, each with special abilities, kicking off hectic battles of 1v2 right up to 1v5.
You can choose from a variety of boss characters, with options ranging from a mighty fortress to a particularly angry looking slice of bread, and the Viking players will need to focus on teamwork to take the boss player down. Vikings can heal, protect, and even give buffs to their teammates, and they can also release minions and lay down turrets to deal extra damage.
Make sure to check out the trailer above if you haven't already, as well as these screenshots:
You'll find the game waiting for you on the Switch eShop today priced at $19.99 / £16.99. In Europe, the game's actually discounted to £12.99 until 22nd July, at which point it will return to full price.
It's not often you get the chance to take control of a boss, rather than trying to defeat one, huh? Liking the sound of this? Let us know if you'll be downloading this one in the comments.
Looks like it could be good fun. It will be interesting to see if you can add in bots to make up numbers. As much as I like playing online, I also really like games that let you add in bots to make up numbers when needed.
@Air-Dog Ditto with the bots idea. That's is what makes stuff like Smash, Mario Kart, TimeSplitters, and Power Stone so much fun (especially when you are playing on your own for a bit).
That actually looks like it could be fun. I like that style of teamwork in games. That's why I still play MHGU because I love teaming with groups and working together to take down the beast.
@MysteryCupofJoe - unfortunately the use of bots is lost more and more these days and once online numbers dwindle, the game becomes obsolete. I still love having a run around in timesplitters 2 against some bots. Still fun today!
@Air-Dog we have bots and you can play all the game modes available with them. You can also play local co-op against bots or with them. There is also a kustom game mode where you can tweak a lot of core params to create your unique battles.
Reminds me a little bit of the King Kong style mini-game from Tank! Tank! Tank! on the Wii U. Which was fun, albeit throwaway stuff.
This sounds kinda fun but, so far, the only games I have seen asymmetrical multiplayer done well have been Nintendo Land and Zombi U.
Friday The 13th, for example, is most enjoyable through the lone player role and if this game is like that, then the team roles are probably going to be relatively uninteresting in comparison.
Online + Local? SOLD.
I'm going to get this game at some point will be fun to play with budds.
@harkejuice You can play online, local co-op with friends and/or bots and there is also a solo survival mode that is a bit different from the main modes.
@CristianBlack - thanks for the info, that’s great. I think adding bots gives a game so much more longevity. I’ll be picking this one up for sure. Great work.
This somehow remined me of Left for Dead...
Imagine freaking LEFT FOR DEAD on Switch~!!
Man, games like this are the reason I wish the Switch had download play. I know it says local multiplayer, but asymmetrical local play would require at least 1 extra switch for local wireless. Having a friend with their own copy will be a tall order.
Dungeon Masterwas a bit like this, but you got to spawn minions along the dungeon path for strategy prior to becoming the big bad guy. Shame it doesn't do the same in that regard.
@AshFoxX You can play local co-op on the same rig both as the Boss or as one of the Vikings. You can also play Viking vs Viking locally. Since you can have up to 6 local players on one Switch console there really is no need for a second one if you wanna party. You can even go only with your local party by hosting online games.
Is there cross play?
@Bgr4u2 Yes there is. You can cross-play with Steam for now.
Very nice. Thanks 😊
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