It’s gone down as a massive hit on Nintendo Switch and PC since first launch back in 2019 but now it’s time to fight for the hive in Killer Queen Black on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, with the game coming to Microsoft’s services through the brilliant Xbox Game Pass and catering for full cross-platform support.
Created by the fine folk at Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games, Killer Queen Black is on the verge of becoming an eSports classic, and with movement onto Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, making the most of Xbox Game Pass AND cross-platform support in the process, it’s taken one step closer to that world domination.
Killer Queen Black is a strategic eight player arcade action platformer, one that will see players swarm as one, utilising a perfect squad of three workers and a deadly Queen bee. Your aim is to take home victory, but how you do that is completely up to you, with three different, rather unique routes to success.
In Killer Queen Black you’ll be able to utilise the workers in order to collect berries, filling your hive in order to take home an Economic victory. But equally as important is the role of the Queen for it is they who will be able to hold the key to the Military victory – take down your opponent Queen and the crown will be yours. Finally comes the opportunity to rule the world with the power of a Snail, riding the slimester between a set of goalposts.
Every match of Killer Queen Black plays out in a different way, and with seven single screen maps available , there will be much here to work with, utilising tactics and strategy, making the right calls as and when they are required. Working as a team is a must in Killer Queen Black.
With private matches in place, cross-play with those on Switch and Steam and the chance to take down oncomers from around the globe, anticipation and enthusiasm for Killer Queen Black on Xbox has been high. Our full review of the game on Xbox will let you know how that plays out. Keep an eye out for it.
“Xbox and Game Pass are awesome platforms for Killer Queen Black,” said Matt Tesch, co-founder of Liquid Bit. “Xbox party tools make it easy to get right to the gameplay, and Game Pass means our community will have fresh fighters for a long time to come.”
- Intense four on four team combat
- Cross-platform multiplayer includes in game voice chat
- Eight-player local and online play supported
- Tutorials to help you develop your strategy
- Challenging AI opponents to test your skills
- Choice of role between the queen, worker, or soldier
- Five character skins to choose from
- Four unique weapons to use: sword, morning star, laser, and stinger
- Seven battlefields that test your strategic skills
- KQBTV allows you to watch matches and learn from the pros
In the meantime you’ll find Killer Queen Black available to download right now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, with either the free Xbox Game Pass route or a £16.74 asking price both viable options. And don’t forget, if you prefer to play on Nintendo Switch or PC through Steam, you can.
Let us know how you’ll be playing Killer Queen Black – the comments are below. If you want to know how it plays out, there’s a trailer below. Basically though, you’ll want to attack, fly and stay alive.
Killer Queen Black, inspired by the hit arcade game, Killer Queen, let’s you fight for your hive with three ways to win. Will you claim your victory by hopping on the snail, hoarding berries, or wiping out the enemy’s queen? Attack, fly, and stay alive. If you are playing queen, you’ll want to protect your hive and your workers. The responsibilities don’t stop there, having a strategy in place will be beneficial, but you’ll also need to be fluid and keen on your opposing team’s strategy. Want responsibilities but rather hustle than dodge death? Workers excel in adaptability which makes them essential for carrying out game-winning objectives. Initially defenseless, workers collect berries and head to the hive, however, they can also boost their speed and become soldiers. These transformed workers wield maces, swords, shields, and laser rifles, to quickly become deadly aggressors.