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Killer Queen Black swarms onto Switch and PC this October

Start buzzing, because the game is finally headed to Switch and PC later this fall.


Killer Queen Black is rapidly approaching, and it looks like it's going to get more than just an arcade version, which is good news for anyone who can't wait to get their hands on it.

The eight-player race action platform from Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games is finally headed to Nintendo Switch and PC on Discord and Steam this October, so you'd better polish up your platforming prowess while there's still time. Killer Queen Black is well on its way. 

You can play with two Nintendo Switch systems and in local wireless mode with 4v4 matches all around just one TV, get all your friends together and form a team to play, or just fly solo with 4v4 matches that'll test your reflexes, coordination, and keen eye for strategy.

How do you rally a victory? Each team has their own three Workers and. Queen. You can kill the other team's Queen three times, collect berries, and them bring them back to base, and take the snail home. Whoever gets to three first wins. The home version of the game will reduce the 5v5 action to 4v4 and shift the visuals to a more 16-bit aesthetic, as you can see in the trailer below. 

It looks like a pretty exciting challenge, especially if multiplayer titles like this are your thing. Be sure to let us know if you'll be checking it out when it drops at long last in the comments below!

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    September 12, 2019 5:24 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Killer Queen Black swarms onto Switch and PC this October

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      September 12, 2019 6:15 PM

      Really looking forward to this. Played this a number of years ago at an arcade in Chicago, I actually believe we might’ve been having a shackmeet at the time. I think it was 5v5, people were stacking their quarters up on the table like the old days, and folks were just taking their turn putting in a dollar for each round. I think a dollar paid for everyone, people were feeding this thing money all night and it was awesome. The games were intense and engaging, the multiple paths to victory are totally zany, but manageable if you focus. Definitely a great time and I hope that experience can be simulated online.

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        September 12, 2019 8:03 PM

        Pinballz has one here in Austin and it's a blast. Looking forward to it.

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