Here at Nintendo Life, we are suckers for game titles which are so weird that you can’t help but laugh, and we think that D-Pad Studio’s upcoming release may just take the biscuit. The development team behind 2018’s stunning pixel platformer, Owlboy, is back with — are you ready for this one? — Vikings on Trampolines! Yes, you read that right, it’s Vikings and they’re on trampolines.
Towards the end of last month, the studio shared a tweet claiming that they would be revealing its new game at this year’s Gamescom, but today’s trailer reveal (from IGN) suggests that the event will be solely for getting your hands on a playable demo.
Announcing our new title – VIKINGS ON TRAMPOLINES!
Watch the trailer & come try it at #Gamescom2022!https://t.co/iviUrOwk3m@ign @vikingsontramps— D-Pad Studio | Vikings On Trampolines (@DPadStudio) August 12, 2022
The trailer shows the game to be just as comical as you would hope with a title like that. You’ll play as a team of Vikings tasked with taking down airborne enemies all from the safety of a ring of a stretchy canvas. Think the combat of Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon, but replace the dragons with trampolines and you are basically there.
Expect co-op play galore as you team up with your friends and enter the bounce brawl. The trailer promises absolutely anything you can think of; you can cause chaos alone in solo play, or you can team up in up to 4-player multiplayer mayhem so you better get your posse of horned-helmet homies ready to catch some air.
The game was actually teased some 11 years ago (thanks, Destructoid), and fans of the developer’s previous game are eagerly excited to find out how this turns out. Check out some screenshots from the game’s trailer below:
Images: D-Pad Studio
As we hope the above images demonstrate, D-Pad is continuing the jaw-droppingly stunning pixel art visuals from Owlboy into this upcoming release. This was a feature that became one of the driving forces behind our love for the former game and will certainly be a pull again this time.
Need a reminder of what the studio’s former title had to offer? Check out our full review of Owlboy below:
Unfortunately, the studio is yet to comment on whether the game will be getting a Switch release, with Vikings on Trampolines currently slated for PC only. However, we are aware that this is still early days for D-Pad’s follow-up, and based on the success of Owlboy on the eShop, we would be surprised if these Vikings don’t take the same path.
Expect us to get more information on the game at this year’s Gamescom.
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