Thunderful Publishing has announced that Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue will be heating things up on the Switch eShop this winter, with a 14th December release date now confirmed.

The game, which also launches on PlayStation, Xbox and PC on the same day, will have you taking on the role of a firefighter who must respond to procedurally generated fires taking place across the city. Your job is to save all the people (and cats) that you can, but you'll only have three minutes to pull it off. Better be quick!

Thankfully, you can earn extra time by extinguishing 'pyro-monsters' (firefighters just can't catch a break, huh?), while flying around on your FLUDD-like water jetpack.

Blending beautiful retro-inspired pixel art with 3D visuals that draw on the power of modern machines, Firegirl will take you on a thrilling trip across a diverse array of (burning) locations, including dense forests, lavish hotels, high-speed trains and multi-storey apartment blocks.

You’ll also get to hang out at the Firehouse between missions to upgrade equipment and hire new staff to better prepare yourself for the blazing challenges ahead. As if Firegirl hasn’t already got enough on her hotplate, there’s also the question of what’s behind the spate of fires ravaging the city.

"I’m so excited for players to finally be able to get their hands on Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue on December 14th," says Julian Ribassin, founder of developer, Dejima. "The response to the game has been incredible so far and I’m really looking forward to introducing even more players to Firegirl via the new demo that will be available as part of Steam’s Next Fest between October 1st - 7th."

That's right, if you want to check it out ahead of its release on Switch, a playable demo will be appearing on Steam this week.

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