This new edition of the game will be arriving on 11th December, coming with a recommended retail price of $39.99. It includes a full-colour instruction manual and a reversible cover insert with alternate artwork, and pre-orders are already live over at Nicalis’ store.
Here’s a quick overview of the game if you’re not familiar:
In Monkey Barrels, two brave simian heroes named Masaru and Hanako attempt to rescue their friend Kotetsu from the evil Dr. Crabbenwold and his army of weaponized household appliances. Players can equip up to four weapons simultaneously from an arsenal of unlockable guns, explosive devices, shields and more—98 in total. Boss battles, player-vs-player online action and a unique “3D pixel art” aesthetic are also among the game’s features.
In our review of the game last year, we described it as a “great twin-stick shooter that perhaps plays it a little too safe at times.” We’d urge you to give that a read if you’re considering a purchase to see if it might be a good fit for you.
Have you already played this one digitally on Switch? Would you recommend it? Let us know in the comments.