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Astro Duel 2 on the way to Switch

Posted on February 12, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Astro Duel 2

Wild Rooster will launch Astro Duel 2 on Switch next month, the studio announced today. A release is scheduled for March 7, 2024.

The title is a co-op and competitive arena combat game that blurs the line between top-down space shooter and platform fighter. Learn more about it in the following overview:

Brace for punishing pixel art battles in the Wild West of deep space. Crash-land on the Echo System, a crime-ridden collection of planets booming with high octane dogfights and death-defying aerial acrobatics. Shoot down pilots of oncoming ships, then duke it out in person in chaotic platforming arenas for arcade-style assaults to claim victory in the cosmos.

Suit up and strap into an elite Nano Fighter, sleek and powerful vessels capable of skipping through starry battlefields and effortlessly transforming for ground combat. Select from a roster of heavily-armored ships finely-tuned for melee destruction, defensive action, or unrelenting gunfire. Each ship comes suited for destruction, with different speeds, turning, size, and cannon types, giving pilots the tools to tear down opponents in style.

Shoot, fly, and dash across fully-destructible sci-fi cities, futuristic factories, abandoned mines, and sunken temples. Master specialized weapons and items while performing gravity-defying tactical maneuvers to outsmart the competition in battle. Thrust head first into combat and obliterate enemies on sight with the devastating firepower of Laser Beams, Scattershots, and Missiles in space, then Shotguns, Rifles, and Grenades on land.

Challenge up to six fellow pilots in Versus Mode via local multiplayer, Steam Remote Play Together, or Parsec. Or work together in the campaign Bounty Mode in smaller groups of one to three, taking on various high-risk jobs to eliminate hordes of enemies for precious bounties. Unlock Cash Grab Mode, where anthropomorphic astronauts can team up in a high-stakes heist to defend or steal a top-secret safe.

Wild Rooster founder Rusty Moyher said: “We created Astro Duel as an homage to beloved retro couch multiplayer classics, revamped for a new generation of pilots. With our sequel Astro Duel 2, we wanted to amp up the heart-racing and action with a new element: the ability to transition seamlessly from ship battles to land battles, making the game feel like two exciting experiences in one.”

We have a trailer for the game below.

Launch Trailer

The game will be sold digitally on the Switch eShop for $19.99.

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