Ant Workshop has announced that Dead End Job will see release on Nintendo Switch, a frantic, procedurally generated twin-stick shooter that sees you blasting ghosts and sucking them up with your vacuum pack.
With players cast as Ghoul-B-Gone worker Hector Plasm, every ghost that you catch, citizen that you rescue, and job that you complete will be added to your client’s bill.
The expert in paranormal pest control, the company is training you to become Employee of the Month – at which point you will be ready to take on the ghoul that killed your former partner, who now haunts you from beyond the grave.
With cartoon-quality artwork from Joe Blakeston (Aardman, BBC and RSC) that takes inspiration from 90s cartoons such as Ren & Stimpy, award-winning audio designer Will Morton (Grand Theft Auto series) has also penned the original soundtrack.
Twitch integration will allow viewers to help or hinder the streamer by choosing their powerups, while Dead End Job will have drop-in drop-out local co-op multiplayer so you can work together to capture ghouls.
“Ever since I first saw the Switch announcement I wanted to get Dead End Job on the platform as the crazy cartoon visuals and gameplay felt like a perfect fit, and after the fantastic reception we’ve had from Switch players with Binaries it would be silly of us not to!” explains Ant Workshop founder Anthony Gowland.
“I can’t wait to see someone blasting ghosts and earning as much money as they can for The Man while on their daily commute, how many other cartoon shooters can you think of with that ironic symbolism?”
Dead End Job will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch in 2018.