Nintendo Switch Gets A Beloved Multiplayer Game Next Month

Conquer your foes with military might, economy, or snails.


Killer Queen Black, the console port of the arcade esport hit, is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 11. Developer Liquid Bit showed off a new trailer including the release date through Nintendo. It will cost $20, but a pre-purchase discount brings it down to $17.

The arcade game Killer Queen first debuted in 2013, and has become a popular stand-up arcade cabinet and in the competitive circuit. Killer Queen Black is the name given to its console versions, and Liquid Bit boasts that this version includes a tutorial, spectate mode, stat tracker, and ranked, unranked, and custom online modes. You can play locally with up to 4 players, or 8 players by connecting to Switch systems. It will also sport online cross-play with the PC and Xbox One versions once they launch.

In Killer Queen, players can achieve victory in one of three ways: military, economic, or snail. Military involves taking down the enemy Queen three times in a match, but the Queen is much more nimble and powerful than any other units. Economic is achieved by having workers steal a set number of berries and bring them back to their hive. Snail victory is a tug-of-war to slowly ride a snail toward a finish line. The variety of win conditions means teams will often have to switch up their goals and defenses as a match goes on.

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