Kalypso Media and developer Realmforge Studios have announced that Spacebase Startopia is setting course for the Nintendo Switch eShop on 24th September.

If you haven't already checked this one out on other systems (our sister site Push Square came away with mixed feelings after playing it on PS5 earlier this year), Spacebase Startopia has you taking care of a variety of aliens aboard a doughnut-shaped space station. Across three different decks (the Sub Deck, Bio Deck, and Fun Deck), you'll need to build and manage their home while fending off hordes of roving space pirates and invaders real-time-strategy-style.

Spacebase Startopia for Nintendo Switch brings the party everywhere, offering players their very own space station and host of galactic gadgetry to pique the interest of a range of diverse, visiting, and employable alien lifeforms. Alongside entertainment such as all-night-all-day discos, space whale therapy and cat cafés, players will also be assisted by the station’s quick-witted, totally-not-homicidal AI, ‘VAL’.

Here's a feature list to get you all clued up:

- The 10-mission, fully dubbed single-player campaign will require all your skills as Commander of the Spacebase Startopia as you strive to create one of the most attractive trade and tourism destinations in the known universe

- Each of the three decks will require your leadership skills — the Sub Deck containing all of the rooms vital to survival, while the Fun Deck focuses on your visitors, and the flora and fauna found on the Bio Deck provides sufficient resources for survival as well as a home for the graceful Dryads

- Prevail against AI competitors, for you are not alone on the station. Sabotage your opponents' economy or attack them with your mech units, conduct trade and beware of space pirates eager to board

- The dynamic narrator AI 'VAL' reacts to your decisions and is always at your side in both word and deed – alongside offering the occasional extremely unqualified comment

- Hone your skills as the Commander of Spacebase Startopia in the many challenges of the single-player campaign or play your way in the customisable sandbox mode

There's just over a month to go until the game lands on Switch, so let us know if you're interested enough to give it a go with a comment.