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Cococucumber has revealed that their shoot-and-slash dungeon crawler Riverbond will release on Nintendo Switch.

Whether hunting for loot solo or with up to four players in local co-op multiplayer, you will have the chance to discover secrets and topple foes in handcrafted levels across eight whimsical worlds – including a world that will debut on the portable home console.

That will see you confront the evil that threatens the land, breaking apart enemies, objects, and environments in an eruption of cubes.

With a soundtrack from composer Ryan Roth (Void Bastards, The Beginner’s Guide, Starseed Pilgrim), the game also has crossover skins that can use based on characters such as The Kid from Bastion, Shovel Knight, Raz from Psychonauts, Juan from Guacamelee!, and Bullet Kin from Enter the Gungeon.

“Riverbond is a homage to the 16-bit era and some of the best co-op memories we’ve ever made, but we’re also inspired and humbled by modern indies which hold a special place in our hearts,” explains Cococucumber co-founder and art director Vanessa Chia.

“By fusing classic arcade action with a modern approach to level design and co-op gaming, we hope to give families, friends, and every kind of adventurer a warm welcome on Nintendo Switch.”

Riverbond will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2019.

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.