Scottish indie developer Ant Workshop has revealed that it will be bringing it’s twin-stick shooter Dead End Job to the Nintendo Switch, sometime in 2018. This is in addition to the already announced platforms of PC, PS4, and Xbox One, which the game should release on at the same time.
For those of you who don’t know, Dead End Job is a procedurally generated twin-stick shooter that has a visual style that is based off 90’s cartoons. Players control Hector Plasm, a worker a a “paranormal pest control” company named Ghoul-B-Gone who is haunted by a former co-worker who died on the job. Gameplay consists of blasting and then proceeding to suck up ghosts into Hector’s vacuum until the job is completed and Mr. Plasm gets a nice paycheck.
The game features artwork from Joe Blakeston, an ex-Aardman employee, and a soundtrack by Will Morton, who worked on the Grand Theft Auto series. Dead End Job will feature Twitch integration lets viewers choose the streamer’s power-ups, and has drop-in/drop-out co-op, so new players can jump in anytime.
Anthony Gowland, Founder of Ant Workshop, had the following to say about Dead End Job and bringing the game to Nintendo Switch:
“Ever since I first saw the Switch announcement I wanted to get Dead End Job on the platform as the crazy cartoon visuals and gameplay felt like a perfect fit, and after the fantastic reception we’ve had from Switch players with Binaries it would be silly of us not to! I can’t wait to see someone blasting ghosts and earning as much money as they can for The Man while on their daily commute, how many other cartoon shooters can you think of with that ironic symbolism?”
You can check the announcement trailer for the game below to get a brief look at gameplay. Dead End Job is currently poised to release on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2018.