Following a delay from its original February release date, developer VV-LABO and publisher Phoenixx have announced that their 1v1 party action game Super UFO Fighter is headed to Nintendo Switch on July 14th, 2022. It will be priced at $11.99 USD via the eShop, with a 20% off launch-discount available until July 21st. Cross-platform play with the PC Steam release has also been confirmed. Check out the latest trailer above and more details below.
Compete in an intergalactic 1v1 showdown, where flying saucer pilots contend for the Galactic Shwoop Master Title. Smash open capsules to find items that can raise the enemy’s goal or lower your own. Grab the Target item and fling it into the opponent’s goal using the Shwoop Beam to score, or use the UFO’s smash attack to keep the enemy from scoring. Master each UFO’s unique beam and attack to become the undisputed champion of the universe.
Battle in six colorful arenas, including Bubbletopia Palace and Corner Caboodle, each with different layouts and stage-specific elements, making every match a one-of-a-kind challenge. Mix things up in the Super Ball mode, where each competitor tries to get the explosive ball to the other side of the screen before the timer runs out, and the unfortunate UFO gets blown up!
Compete in any game mode in either local or online multiplayer, with cross-platform support between Steam and Nintendo Switch. Learn the ropes in the single-player story mode, where Earth’s own Lulu finds herself exploring the galaxy, learning the ways of the Shwoop Beam, and battling against nefarious would-be challengers.
Initially set to land on Earth in January, developer VV-LABO returned to their home planet after feedback received during premieres at INDIE Live Expo Winter 2021 and The MIX Next. With this extra time, the team included gameplay balancing improvements, a new stage, and secret content.
“We got so much great feedback from our appearances in our November showcases that motivated us to make Super UFO Fighter even better,” said Taro Masuda, main programmer, and art director, VV-LABO. We’re sorry you had to wait longer than you expected, but we’re ready for you to enter our universe of colorful competition!”