A new animated trailer for Bounty Battle has dropped along with pre-orders for the all-star fighter that's branding itself the 'Ultimate Indie Brawler'.

Coming from Dark Screen Games (with publisher Merge Games handling the Switch version), the trailer above shows fighters from some of the finest indie games across all platforms assembling for some good old fashioned local 1-4 player scrapping (the developer will be looking into potential online multiplayer post-launch).

The game is coming on 10th September, with heroes from indie titles such as Guacamelee!, Dead Cells, Darkest Dungeon and plenty more rubbing shoulders in levels inspired by the fighters' native games. Here's a list of all the games that are sending their best and brawliest to the Bounty Battle, followed by some pics of the 30-strong roster:

Characters - Bounty Battle showcases your favorite characters from these beloved indie games - Guacamelee!, Darkest Dungeon, Dead Cells, Awesomenauts, Nuclear Throne, Owlboy, Axiom Verge, SteamWorld Dig, Oddmar, Jotun, Battle Chasers Nightwar, Death's Gambit, EITR, Super Comboman, Pankapu, Flinthook, Doko Roko, Tower of Samsara, Blubber Busters, Ruin of the Reckless, The Bug Butcher, and Blocks that Matter

The game launches digitally on the 10th September at £19.99/ €24.99/ $24.99, although pre-orders on the Nintendo eShop from today (3rd September) will include a 20% discount.

If you prefer the genuine physical article, there's also the Standard and Signature Editions available from the Signature Edition website featuring various extra goodies:


We recently spoke to Francois Von Orelli from Dark Screen Games about the challenges of wrangling all these indie heroes into a single brawler - look out for the interview over the weekend. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts on the new trailer.