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The 2D platformer Bloo Kid 2 joins the Switch eShop next week. Take a look at some footage in the video below.

The 2D platformer Bloo Kid 2 is coming to Switch next week, publisher Headup Games and developer winterworks announced today. A release is planned for November 18.

Here’s an overview of Bloo Kid 2, along with a trailer:

Headup Games has announced that it will be bringing Bloo Kid 2, a classic retro-style platformer, to Switch. It previously appeared on 3DS.

Here’s an overview of Bloo Kid 2, along with a trailer:

Last year, winterworks brought Bloo Kid 2 to 3DS. That might have seemed a bit strange to some given how the original game never came out on Nintendo platforms. However, this will be changing at some point in the future.

On Twitter, winterworks announced that we’ll be seeing the first Blood Kid game on the 3DS eShop. There’s no word on a release date yet, but it will have updated visuals.

winterworks’ tweet is as follows:


Bloo Kid 2 has appeared on several platforms since last March. Yet the 3DS version has managed to generate the most sales, earning 36 percent of the overall revenue.

Bloo Kid 2 has sold over 5,500 copies through the eShop. Because of the title’s performance, it covered all of the developer’s costs.

winterworks wrote in a blog post:

The 3DS version was a rough ride. I was super happy when we were accepted as a developer for Nintendo platforms (dream come true!) so I ordered the dev-hardware and got my hands dirty at once.
The Monkey-X framework cannot target the 3DS hardware, so I had to create an own 3DS target build. I also had to rearrange resource-loading and add more UI-screens for the 3DS’ second display as well as change a lot of stuff for the stereoscopic 3D-effect.

I got major help from my former colleague Florian Eisele, who will be working closely with me on future projects. He did all the hardware-related coding so that I could focus on adopting the game to the new display and input possibilities of the 3DS. We had a version running within days, but it took us many additional weeks to iron out every problem like running out of video RAM or occasional framerate drops.

In the end, it totally paid off. We now have a Nintendo 3DS title in our portfolio! And the game sold well enough to cover all our costs.


The block size for Bloo Kid 2 has now come in, for those curious about that sort of thing. It only requires 338 blocks, which is definitely on the small side.

Bloo Kid 2 is out tomorrow on the North American and European 3DS eShops.


It was confirmed earlier this week that Bloo Kid 2 is hitting the European 3DS eShop on Thursday. The same can now be said for North America.

Over on Twitter, developer winterworks confirmed that Bloo Kid 2 is due out in North America on May 7.

The tweet reads:


Some footage of Bloo Kid 2 has come in ahead of its European launch this coming week. Check it out below.

Bloo Kid 2 launches on the European eShop this Thursday. For the game’s updated 3DS trailer, check out the video below.