Killer Queen Black Gets Nintendo Switch and Xbox One Physical Release

Killer Queen Black, the strategic eight-player arcade action platformer from Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games, will have a physical edition for Nintendo Switch coming this summer and in the fall for Xbox One, courtesy of distributor Nighthawk Interactive.

With a not-too-bad price tag of $29.99, the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One retail releases will include exclusive Killer Queen Black-themed controller skins that’ll be worth buzzing about with friends. Pre-orders for the physical version of the game are currently available for both platforms via GameStop, Amazon, and Best Buy.

If you haven’t stepped in an arcade or even an arcade bar in a while, there’s this arcade party game phenomenon called Killer QueenKiller Queen Black is just like the original Killer Queen, but it’s been rebuilt from the ground up and optimized for console. With a Glam Rock-inspired 16-bit pixel art style and rocking ‘80s metal tunes to match, any retro game fan that plays Killer Queen Black will surely recall the good old days of spending hours at arcades.

In the game, players will battle for the hive online in two teams of four (Gold versus Blue), comprised of one Queen and three Workers. Furthermore, players will even have the chance to take on opponents from other platforms thanks to the game having full cross-play support across Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox One.

What’s also new with Killer Queen Black compared to the original is that it’ll introduce a new team, the Black team. Any team that faces and triumphs over the Black team dethrones them and takes their place. These relentless competitions will be constantly streamed online to spotlight skilled gameplay and keep the buzz going around the coveted Black team position.

If you’d like to know all there is to know about the Killer Queen Black physical edition, check out the full list of details below:

· Cross-Platform Multiplayer – Fast-paced and reactive multiplayer awaits two teams of four players each to compete across six different maps. Complete cross-platform functionality enables Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One players to team up and battle it out as they aspire to ascend the ranks and become the dreaded Black team;

· Three Victory Conditions – A match ends once one team has won three times, and wins can be achieved in three ways. Workers can earn an Economic Victory by collecting berries on the battlefield and bringing them back to their home base. Soldiers and Queens can claim a Military Victory by slaying the opposing team’s Queen three times. And, sometimes slow and steady wins the race with the Snail Victory, which players can earn by slowly riding the snail waiting in the middle of each map back to base;

· Three Game Modes – Quick Matches are ready for those eager to leap into the fray, Ranked for those who want to rise to the top, while Custom games offer a private sandbox for players to invite friends or play with AI.

· Exclusive Controller Skins – Players can flaunt their dedication to becoming the Black team with exclusive themed Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Xbox Wireless Controller skins, made of top 3M vinyl skin material with precision fit and is easy to apply and remove.

To swarm right into the game, check out these screenshots:

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Brad Crespo

Editor-in-Chief - On a quest to play as many new games as possible while trying to finish an endless backlog.