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Ravenscourt and Buka Entertainment have released an extended gameplay trailer for 9 Monkeys of Shaolin on Nintendo Switch.

This serves to showcase key features about the upcoming game, covering its narrative, combat and progression systems, weapons, enemies and co-op mode.

In 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, you play as the Chinese fisherman Wei Chen in this an old-school beat ’em up set in medieval China. He seeks to avenge the death of his family and friends after a pirate raid slaughters his peaceful village.

Thankfully he knows the basics of ancient martial arts that were once mastered by legendary Shaolin monks, using his battle staff to take down hordes of enemies.

With more than 25 levels to battle your way through, you will use 10 different Chinese and Japanese polearms to pummel your enemies while calling on three combat styles that will see fight on earth, in the air, or use mysterious magic seals.

There are also perks and items to unlock, and the chance to team up with a friend in co-play to fight against the growing waves of enemies that charge in your direction.

9 Monkeys of Shaolin will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 16th October 2020.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.