Owlboy Devs trace their hopping collaboration from Birds to Vikings

Here at Nintendo Life, we’re smitten with game titles so weird you can’t help but laugh, we think the upcoming release of D-Pad Studio might take the biscuit. The development team behind the amazing 2018 Pixel platform, owlHe’s back with – are you ready? – Vikings on a trampoline! Yes, you read that correctly, they are Vikings and they are on a trampoline.

At the end of last month, the studio shared a tweet saying it would reveal its new game at Gamescom for this year, but today’s trailer reveals (from IGN) indicates that this event is only intended for a playable demo.

The trailer is comically like title like game you might believe. You will play as a group of Vikings tasked with taking down aerial enemies from the safety of an outstretched canvas. Think “Battle of the DreamWorks”. How to train your dragonBut replace the dragons with trampolines and you’ll be basically there.

Expect co-op play as you team up with your friends and engage in a jump battle. The trailer promises just about anything you can think of; You can wreak havoc solo in singleplayer, or you can team up with 4 players in multiplayer, so get ready to catch some air for your helmeted friends.

This game was actually teased 11 years ago (thanks, destructive), and fans of the developer’s previous game will be eager to see how this game turned out. Check out some screenshots from the game’s trailer below:

As we hope the images above will prove, the D-Pad continues its stunning pixelated Owlboy visuals with this upcoming release. It’s a feature that has become one of the driving forces behind our love for the previous game and will definitely pull it off this time around.

Need a reminder of what a previous studio title has to offer? Check out our full review of Owlboy below:

Unfortunately, the studio has yet to comment on whether or not the game will receive a Switch version, and Vikings on Trampolines is currently for PC only. However, we know the early days of following the D-Pad, and based on Owlboy’s success at the eShop, we’d be surprised if these Vikings didn’t follow the same path.

We’ll get more information about the game at Gamescom this year.

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