Update: Now planned to launch in February 2022!

Right, what do you think of when someone says "kickball"? Is it "children yelling and kicking each other in the face", or perhaps "what on earth is kickball"? Well, pals, if football is The Beautiful Game, then kickball (AKA soccer baseball, or football rounders) is its slightly-more-homely, but still-kinda-cute cousin. Combine kickball with kung-fu and you get...

KungFu Kickball! Fusing the best parts of martial arts (kicking) and the best part of kickball (kicking), it's a match made in heaven. Or nirvana, more likely.

KungFu Kickball is described by its creators as a "casually accessible" game with a "high skill ceiling", making it perfect for those of you who love games like Smash Bros., but wish there was more Goku. Here's a bit more information about the game itself:

Dart headfirst into an action-packed arena fusing intense martial arts with high-speed competition. Face rival squads, performing epic leaps, stunning steals, and powerful kicks to launch a kickball at the opposing team’s bell. Strategize offensive and defensive plays to outsmart challengers and bring them to their knees with each glorious ring.

Tag in one of five fighters, all with individual kicking styles, and compete on six different stages. Weave through defenders with the agile Monk, strike from behind with the ever-dangerous Assassin, or put a hurt on the competition with the hard-hitting Monkey King. Master every angle and bounce with strikes, blocks, and headbutts against the ball and enemy teams.

The animation style looks like something that would make Genndy Tartakovsky shed a tear of joy, and you'll be able to play locally or online in a 1v1 or 2v2 arena match as one of five fighters — including monks, old masters, and ninjas — and there's even crossplay across all platforms!

KungFu Kickball will release on the Nintendo Switch eShop on December 2nd, costing $19.99 / £12.99 / €15.99.