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Fighting game Pillow Champ coming to Switch

Posted on November 14, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Pillow Champ

Frosty Pop today announced Pillow Champ, a new 2.5D fighting game for Switch. It’s heading to the console in Spring 2024.

The title will let you experience “hilarious and heartwarming stories about finding your passion, keeping it, and defeating the pillow-wielding ninjas who stand in the way of your dreams.” Further details can be found in the following overview:

Pillow Champ calls back to classics like Street Fighter II with punchy 2.5D action, a range of game modes, and an irreverent, fluffy setting. Enter the Pillow Champ tournament, a series of events and challenges that have altered society. Unravel the mystery of the Pillow Knights, a secret society seeking to drag pillow fighting back into the dark. Clean a car using only acrobatic pillow attacks, as our ancestors always intended.

With a narrative penned by Xalavier Nelson Jr. (of El Paso, Elsewhere), Pillow Champ seeks to deconstruct the fighting video game genre. Replacing a blade with a pillow, blood with feathers, suffering with pleasure, and grunts with laughter, this isn’t the same fighting game you grew up with.

But it kind-of-sort-of-is, too.

Pillow Champ includes a distinct set of characters and locations. A South Asian grandmother, a non-binary nurse, a campground in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Each character’s movement is informed by a specific cultural touchstone. From old time strongman routines to classic Bollywood movies to Muay Thai to Kendo and everything between. Poetry in motion at your fingertips.

Key Features

  • Master the skills of 8 pillow-wielding characters to become the ultimate Pillow Champ.
  • Smack your way to the top with robust single-player options including a career mode with upgradeable character skills.
  • Move sets and animations inspired by various cultural dances, martial arts, and exercises.
  • Hilarious, heartwarming stories about finding your passion, keeping it, and defeating the pillow-wielding ninjas who would stand in the way of your dreams (2 at launch).
  • Pillow fight your friends in local multiplayer, and challenge the world in online multiplayer supported by rollback netcode!
  • Character stories created by prolific game writer Xalavier Nelson Jr. (Hypnospace Outlaw, Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator, etc.)!
  • A soundtrack you will play on repeat while you work, guaranteed.
  • A man entirely composed of pillows. Somebody free him from this torment. Please.

Get a first look at Pillow Champ with the trailer below.

Teaser Trailer

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