Owlboy developers go from birds to vikings in their lively co-op sequel

Owlboy developers go from birds to vikings in their lively co-op sequel
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Here at Nintendo Life, we’re obsessed with game titles that are so weird you can’t help but laugh, and we think the forthcoming release of D-Pad Studio will just take the cookie. The development team behind the stunning pixel platformer of 2018, owlboy, is back with – are you ready for this one? — Vikings on trampolines! Yes, you read that right, they are Vikings and they are on trampolines.

Late last month, the studio shared a tweet claiming that it would be revealing its new game at this year’s Gamescom, but today’s trailer reveals (from IGN) suggests that the event is purely for getting your hands on a playable demo.

The trailer shows that the game is just as funny as one would hope for such a title. You play as a team of Vikings tasked with defeating airborne enemies from the safety of a ring of stretchable canvas. Think of the Dreamworks struggle How to train your dragon made easybut replace the kites with trampolines and you’re basically there.

Expect co-op games galore as you team up with your friends and take part in the bounce brawl. The trailer promises absolutely everything imaginable; You can wreak havoc alone in solo play, or team up in up to 4 player multiplayer mayhem so you better get your group of hornhelm homies ready to get some air.

The game was actually teased about 11 years ago (thanks, Destructive), and fans of the developer’s previous game will be excited to see how this plays out. Check out some screenshots from the game’s trailer below:

As we hope the images above show, D-Pad continues Owlboy’s stunningly stunning pixel art visuals in this upcoming release. This was a feature that became one of the driving forces behind our love of the previous game and will certainly be a move again this time around.

Need a reminder of what the studio’s previous title had to offer? Check out our full review of Owlboy below:

Unfortunately, the studio has yet to comment on whether the game will get a Switch release, as Vikings on Trampolines is currently planned for PC only. However, we are aware that the successor to D-Pad is still in its infancy, and given the success of Owlboy on the eShop, we’d be surprised if these Vikings didn’t follow the same path.

Expect us to get more information on the game at this year’s Gamescom.

What do you think of this new trailer for Vikings on Trampolines? Skip to the comments to let us know!

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