Killer Queen Black Introduces 8-Player Local Multiplayer and More in Today’s Hydra Update, Special Sale Announced

Hail Hydra

Killer Queen Black, the strategic eight-player action platformer from Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games, makes it easier to join the battle with highly requested new features debuting today.

Killer Queen Black’s player base becomes stronger by the day. Liquid Bit has heard their feedback: eight-player local co-op on one machine, Switch or PC, is now available via the latest update, Hydra (Patch 1.60). No internet connection or Nintendo Switch Online account is required; crush friends and enemies while rubbing elbows on the couch.

In addition to the highly requested local play update, new features such as selectable regions on Nintendo Switch are available. Check out the complete feature set of the Hydra patch:

Eight-player local support for PC and console
Region selection on Switch
Custom (online) and local matches can be started by a single player
Bots can fill out local and custom matches
Teams in local and custom matches can now be automatically shuffled
Streamer mode: Choose which names to display in-game and in menus
Map pools now skew towards more variety and fewer repeats
Various bug fixes and UI improvements

For cyber cafe and Arcade owners looking to break into the Killer Queen Black scene, a new commercial build is available on Steam. For more information on this build, please visit the commercial version’s Steam Cafe page. This is far from the end of Liquid Bit’s plans for Killer Queen Black: check out the roadmap to see what the team is dreaming up.

“Our community has been behind us the whole way and we are happily providing the most requested additions,” said Matt Tesch, co-founder of Liquid Bit. “Players can now host the ultimate Killer Queen Black tournaments and bring the full experience of the arcade home.”

Killer Queen Black is available now in English and on sale for $9.99 on the Nintendo eShop, Steam, the Humble Store, Discord. A Switch physical edition created by Nighthawk Interactive includes Nintendo Switch controller skins, a cartridge, exclusive game art on the box for $29.99. Killer Queen Black will be available on Xbox One at a later date.

To learn more, please visit the game’s official site, follow the game on Twitter, and join the official Discord.


Immediately bought - this is the game I was hoping for!
Haven't played yet, but looking forward to it. In the arcade, this is a unique game that totally deserves your attention. 8-Player at home may be the same...

This game has a learning curve that will take you an hour or so to master, but after that, it is multiplayer bliss. For me this is just as fun as other multiplayer gems like Rocket League, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart, etc. Yes it’s that good.


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