Tiny Barbarian DX For Switch Receives Cover Art By Famitsu Artist Susumu Matsushita

on July 19, 2017 5:38 PM

Nicalis revealed the cover art for the physical release of their action side-scrolling game Tiny Barbarian DX, coming to Nintendo Switch in Q4 2017 for $39.99.

The artwork, created by Famitsu Artist Susumu Matsushita, displays a triumphant barbarian as he saves the girl and bravely awaits encounters of monstrous foes. Matsushita-san has worked on hundreds of issues of Famitsu in Japan. He is also the creator of Famitsu’s mascot, Necky the Fox, who was playable in Super Mario Maker as a costume.

Tiny Barbarian DX features side-scrolling action mechanics set in a retro graphical style. Players must navigate through multiple levels in which they will encounter their fair share of difficult enemies. It currently holds a “Very Positive” review standing on the Steam platform from users. After seeing gameplay footage and studying the production art created by StarQuail Games, Matsushita-san agreed that his character rendering style would be perfect for the game’s box art. “Tiny Barbarian DX is a game I’d like to play,” he says, “and it’s been a while since I felt that!”

Tiny Barbarian DX was originally launched in 2013 for PC. The Nintendo Switch version will be the first physical release for the game and will include a full-color manual that describes Matsushita-san’s creative process.

You can check out the full box are below:

Tiny Barbarian DX For Switch Receives Cover Art By Famitsu Artist Susumu Matsushita

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Azario Lopez has held multiple positions in the game's media industry. At DualShockers he focuses on providing coverage for niche and indie video games in the form of news updates, reviews, and interviews.