Today, Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games announced that Killer Queen Black, their strategic eight-player arcade action platformer, will be launching on the Nintendo Switch and PC via Discord and Steam on October 11.
Players will be able to ‘squad up’ and form a team of four: one Queen and three workers. When done, they will battle for control of the hive. Players will be able to succeed in three different ways: Economic, Military, and Snail. An Economic victory is won by players collecting all of the berries and returning to the base. Military victories are won by defeating the Opposing Queen three times. A Snail victory is taken by slowly riding a snail back home. The first team to win three times will be the victor.
“Bringing Killer Queen home has been a long journey but we can finally show our efforts,” said Matt Tesch, co-founder of Liquid Bit. ”Soon players around the world can scream and shout ‘SNAIL, WATCH THE SNAIL!’ at home or the arcades.”
Killer Queen Black will include cross-platform voice chat, which is powered by Vivox. It will let players on PC and Nintendo Switch talk to each other directly. For those who do not want or do not have voice chat, there will be emotes and a “dedicated objective callout system” to help players coordinate with one another. If players want to yell and scream at each other in the same room, they can get their game on by connecting two Nintendo Switch consoles via local wireless and compete in a 4v4 match.
The title will be available for pre-order with a 15% discount on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99. There will be a Switch physical edition by Nighthawk Interactive which will include Nintendo Switch controller skins, a cartridge, and exclusive game art. That version of Killer Queen Black will be available on October 25 for $29.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Gamestop.
For those on PC, it will be available for $19.99 on the official Discord server or available to those who are Discord Nitro subscribers while supplies last, so be quick if you want your key. The game will also be available on Steam and the Humble Store with a 4-pack available for $59.99, so players can form their full team. The title will also be out on the Xbox One at a later date.
For anyone interested and would like more information, be sure to check out TechRaptor’s preview on Killer Queen Black. It looks pretty cool.