Pocket Rumble, a fighting game inspired by Neo Geo Pocket Color titles, was supposed to hit Nintendo Switch right after launch, but was delayed before its release and not much has been heard about it since. Today, developer Cardboard Robot Games took to the game’s KickStarter page to reveal that development on the Nintendo Switch port of Pocket Rumble is done and that it will be released on the platform by the end of July.
To compensate for the delay, everyone who backed Pocket Rumble during its initial KickStarter campaign will receive the Nintendo Switch version for free. As for the reasoning behind the delay, a new developer update video reveals that the developers at Cardboard Robot Games ran into trouble with the game’s net-code. Due to the fact that the developers are a small team with day jobs, fixing those issues took more time than expected.
After the Switch version of Pocket Rumble launches, the developers will be shifting focus to the PC version, adding new content and bosses to that version. Once these updates are released and Pocket Rumble leaves Early Access on PC, this additional content will come to the Switch version via a 2.0 update.
You can check out the new development update video below. Pocket Rumble is currently available on PC via Early Access, and will hit Nintendo Switch sometime before the end of July.