Killer Queen Black will be bringing strategic eight-player arcade action platforming to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch later this year, with the teams at Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games announcing that the game will be hitting retailers courtesy of the distribution arm of Nighthawk Interactive.
Coming this Summer for Nintendo Switch and in the Fall for Xbox One, Killer Queen Black will arrive with a $29.99 price tag, with Xbox One and Nintendo Switch retail editions including exclusive Killer Queen Black-themed controller skins. Pre-orders are currently available for both platforms through GameStop, Amazon and Best Buy, with Target Stores sorted soon.
Inspired by the arcade esport phenomenon Killer Queen, Killer Queen Black harks back to its arcade roots with a Glam Rock-inspired 16-bit pixel art style, rocking an ‘80s metal soundtrack to match. Players battle for the hive online in two teams of four (Gold versus Blue), comprised of one Queen and three Workers, facing off against opponents from other platforms with full cross-play across Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox One.
Killer Queen Black however introduces the new Black team, recognizable by their special, glowing outfits. Any team that faces and triumphs over the Black team dethrones them and takes their place on the stream. These relentless competitions will be constantly streamed online to spotlight skilled gameplay and keep the buzz going around the coveted Black team position.
If that all sounds interesting to you then the Killer Queen Black physical edition includes:
- Cross-Platform Multiplayer – Fast-paced and reactive multiplayer awaits two teams of four players each to compete across six different maps. Complete cross-platform functionality enables Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One players to team up and battle it out as they aspire to ascend the ranks and become the dreaded Black team;
- Three Victory Conditions – A match ends once one team has won three times, and wins can be achieved in three ways. Workers can earn an Economic Victory by collecting berries on the battlefield and bringing them back to their home base. Soldiers and Queens can claim a Military Victory by slaying the opposing team’s Queen three times. And, sometimes slow and steady wins the race with the Snail Victory, which players can earn by slowly riding the snail waiting in the middle of each map back to base;
- Three Game Modes – Quick Matches are ready for those eager to leap into the fray, Ranked for those who want to rise to the top, while Custom games offer a private sandbox for players to invite friends or play with AI.
- Exclusive Controller Skins – Players can flaunt their dedication to becoming the Black team with exclusive themed Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Xbox Wireless Controller skins, made of top 3M vinyl skin material with precision fit and is easy to apply and remove.
We’ll be sure to continue keeping you up-to-date with the news surrounding Killer Queen Black as we lead up to the Xbox One launch in the Fall.