Foam Sword and Double Fine Presents have announced the launch of Knights and Bikes for Nintendo Switch.
The game is now available for pre-load at 10% off. It will launch on February 6, 2020.
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Foam Sword and Double Fine Presents announced that their multi-award winning game Knights and Bikes is launching for the Nintendo Switch on February 6. Pre-orders are live now on the Nintendo eShop, and anyone who picks up the game early will receive a 10% discount.
“We’re so excited to bring Knights and Bikes to a new group of players to enjoy its heartfelt story, atmospheric setting and playful gameplay,” said Foam Sword co-founder Rex Crowle. “And the Nintendo Switch is the perfect fit for our game as you can slide out a Joy-Con and pass to a friend to co-op any, or all, of the story. PLUS you can throw the whole thing in your backpack while going off on your own real-life adventures!”
Knights and Bikes is a hand-painted action-adventure for 1 or 2 players, set on a fictional British island in the 1980s. Originally released for PlayStation 4 and Steam in 2019, the game features a coming-of-age story starring young girls Nessa & Demelza, who explore the coasts of the fictional British isle of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes to find a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship. Along the way they’ll stuff their pockets with trinkets and barter for bike upgrades as they pedal into danger to face threats head-on. Armed with frisbees, water-balloons, video game controllers the powerful beats of an amplified boom-box and more, Nessa & Demelza are ready for whatever troubles – real or imaginary – come their way.
Knights and Bikes is nominated for SXSW’s Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award, the Best Debut category for the 2020 GDC Awards, the Excellence in Visual Art and Audio categories by the IGF Awards and the Audio Innovation of the Year award from the MCV/DEVELOP awards. MCV/Develop has also nominated Foam Sword for their Indie Studio of the Year award.
Foam Sword is a collaboration between game-making friends Rex Crowle and Moo Yu, who met at Media Molecule while making LittleBigPlanet. Rex is a BAFTA award winning artist and designer, who was also the creative lead for Tearaway and Tearaway Unfolded. Moo is a Programmer who worked on the gameplay for Ratchet & Clank as well as his own games Ring Fling and MonstrosCity. They are joined by two collaborators — Audio Direction from multi-BAFTA nominated Kenneth CM Young (LittleBigPlanet, Tearaway, Astrobot) and an Original Score from Ivor Novello-winning composer Daniel Pemberton (Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance, LittleBigPlanet and the forthcoming Birds of Prey).