Killer Queen Black Is a Great Queen Song, Jojo Villain and Also a Game

Killer Queen Black by Bumblebear Games has been announced for the Switch, promising to bring the mechanics of its predecessor to a home console experience.

on June 12, 2018 12:21 PM

Today, Nintendo announced Killer Queen Black during Nintendo’s E3 2018 Direct. The game will be releasing on the Switch this year.

Developed by Bumblebear Games, Killer Queen was originally an arcade game that wanted to take the mantle of  “the world’s only 10-player arcade game.” Two teams duked it out to collect resources and bring them back to their hive with one player taking the role of Queen (not the band, the insect caste). There were three ways to win: fill up your hive, kill the opposing team’s Queen three times, or ride a very, very slow snail to your team’s goal.

There was a lot of buzz (haha, get it? Buzz.) about what Killer Queen Black could be. We expected beefed up mechanics from the original game and possibly a rerelease, complete with online multiplayer, singleplayer mechanics, and all the other things you would expect from a home console release. What did we get? Well, check out the trailer below if you’re interested in finding that out. Also, I’m going to tell you. Thanks to GameXplain for the trailer.

The systems have been redesigned from the ground up, pitting four players versus four players in a two-team battle. The mechanics are mostly returning from the original, but we know that the game has graphically and mechanically received a boost since its original incarnation. Players can enjoy some intense hive-on-hive action when the game arrives for the Switch this year.

The game will be releasing on the Switch this year. Up to four players per team can engage in hive-based combat and tactics when the game comes out.

If you want to see more from Nintendo’s E3 2018 Direct, then you can watch the recording of the full press conference here.

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Emily Hobbs is a Staff Writer at Dualshockers. When she's not writing articles, she's also a senior Computer Information Systems with a Forensics focus major at Stevenson University, where she bonded with her roommates freshman year via Dark Souls and Outlast, as all true friendships should begin. She enjoys any kind of game except for the ones she doesn't, and a good RPG or horror game can make her day.