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The team behind Drool stopped by Reddit today to answer questions from fans about Switch’s new game Thumper. Brian Gibson and Marc Flury, the studio’s two developers, attended the Reddit AMA. Fans asked Gibson and Flury about how long it took to port Thumper to Switch and the challenges involved, the possibility of a demo, ideas that were cut during original development, and more.

We’ve posted these excerpts below. For the full AMA, head on over here.

Digital Foundry has taken an in-depth look at the newly-released Switch game Thumper.

On Switch, it runs at a full 1080p docked and 720p handheld resolution as promised. It also maintains a steady 60 frames per second. Thumper may have lost some effects from the PlayStation 4 version, but many will likely be unaware that they’re missing in the first place. Digital Foundry also has high praise for the anti-aliasing used on Switch and the port overall.

Have a look at the full analysis below.

After previously launching on PS4, Thumper has now come to Switch today. Check out a video comparing the two versions below.

Tons of Thumper footage

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Plenty of footage has come in for the new Switch eShop release Thumper. We’ve rounded up a bunch of videos below.

Thumper Switch footage

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Thumper is one of the big new releases on the Switch eShop today. In the gameplay video below, you can take a look at the game to see what it has to offer.

Thumper file size

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The string of strong eShop releases continues on Switch next week. This coming Thursday, Drool will be putting out its unique rhythm game Thumper. To download the title, you’ll need 697MB of free space on internal memory or a microSD card.

Thumper trailer

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Nintendo released a brand-new trailer for Thumper, which will be available on the Switch eShop on May 18th. Check it out:

An official announcement has been sent out regarding Thumper’s release date on Switch. As we reported earlier today, the title is slated for May 18 on the Switch eShop.

Thumper will run 1080p while docked, and naturally at 720p in portable mode. 60 frames per second is supported with both play styles. As you would expect, HD Rumble is included as well.

Source: Drool PR

Update: We’ve received an official announcement from Drool now. It’s looking like May 18 will apply to both North America and Europe.


Original: The European Switch eShop has updated with a listing for another significant title. It seems that Thumper is just around the corner, as it’s listed for May 18. The game will cost €19.99 / £15.99.

Here’s an overview:

“Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future.

Scream down the endless track and crash through punishing obstacles with simple, airtight controls. Hurtle forward, master new moves, reach overwhelming velocities, and survive epic boss battles. Every crushing impact is interwoven with a pounding original soundtrack. To reach synthetic bliss, you must conquer rhythm hell.”

Most games tend to hit the North American and European Switch eShops at the same time. We don’t have a confirmed release date for the states currently, but a May 18 launch is likely as well.

Thumper was one of the games that was confirmed for the Switch at the Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase in February. Since then, we haven’t heard much about it. Curiously, the game was actually shown off during the latest Nintendo Direct – but only in the Japanese version, despite the game being developed by a Western studio. It seems like NoE and NoA wanted less of a focus on indie games in their respective Directs.

The Japanese Direct revealed that Thumper will launch in May in Japan. We don’t know its European or North American release date yet, but thankfully, it’s easy to access the eShops of other regions on the Switch.

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