Previously, we reported that Astro Bears Party would be re-launching as Astro Bears. While SONKA was quiet for some time, we finally know when this new update will drop for Nintendo Switch owners!
The developer recently announced that Astro Bears will be hitting the Switch eShop on 19 July 2019, for $6.99 USD. The new version of the game contains even more bears and planets, while adding in a competitive mode that’s perfect for parties. Those that own the original Astro Bears Party will receive the new game content for free.
Check out a new trailer below, along with more details about the update.
Warsaw—June 4, 2019—SONKA announced today that Astro Bears, the sequel to the compulsively playable hit for Nintendo Switch, will launch on the eShop on July 19 in honor of Space Exploration Day. The sleeper hit game is back and shinier than ever, with loads of improvements, new Bears, planets and play modes to pump up the party… again! The original Astro Bears Party was a smashing success on Nintendo eShop at launch, hitting #1 in the US and Europe as word spread about its fast and furious gameplay.Astro Bears will be priced at $6.99. Owners of Astro Bears Party will receive the new game for free!Four new Astro Bears join the fun, each with its own unique playstyle, giving players eight total Bears to play with. Experience even more chaotic gameplay with infinite or finite Magical Beary Ribbons and planets ranging from small to huge. Jetfish Hunting can now be played with two in co-op mode, and global leaderboards have been added. New themes, music and gameplay improvements enrich the lively Astro Bears experience.Competitive Mode is a new 1v1 tournament play option to support the growing Astro Bears esports community. In this Best of 5 format, players choose 3 different Astro Bears and select the one that best fits a randomized environment. Play continues in rounds to 10 points, at which point the next random environment appears. The winner is the player who wins with all three Astro Bears in this grizzly quest for victory!
Features of Astro Bears include:
- 8 cute Astro Bears with different play styles,
- Local multiplayer for 2-4 players,
- Competitive mode for challenge-seeking players,
- Jetfish Hunting with single- and 2-player co-op mode,
- ‘80s-inspired soundtrack.