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Sci-Fi Top-Down Shooter, Platform Fighter Astro Duel 2 Takes to the Stars on Nintendo Switch, PC

AUSTIN, TEXAS – March 7, 2024 – Astro Duel 2, the co-op and competitive arena combat game blurring the line between top-down space shooter and platform fighter from developer Wild Rooster, takes off for battle on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store today. Astro Duel 2 is available for free on Epic Games Store for one week!

Watch a new trailer explaining the Cash Grab game mode below:

Barrel through the stars as a fearless fighter pilot across the most lawless corners of the cosmos. Bring justice to the wild Echo System, home to crafty criminals and lowlife creatures. Engage in heart pounding dogfight battles before getting up close and personal in elaborate platform fighting arenas. 

Hop into state-of-the-art Nano Fighters, ships capable of nimble maneuvering in space and transformation for platform fighting action. Choose between different ships with custom abilities and playstyles: utilize a powered up melee dash with Drill, a defensive reflector with Phoenix, or unleash a devastating warp shot with Heavy.

Engage in top-down battles where anything goes, with fully destructible planetary environments. Duke it out in rural frontiers, bombed-out asteroids, the Cyberpunk utopia of Echo City, and more. Unleash massive firepower courtesy of Laser Beams, Sidewinders, and Missiles in space, then challenge enemies in platforming skirmishes with a close range arsenal like Rifles, Shotguns, and Grenades on the ground. 

Join local pilots for co-op multiplayer, or take the fight online via Steam Remote Play Together or Parsec. Go head to head with up to six pilots in Versus Mode. Execute daring heists in exchange for lucrative riches solo or in a team of up to three killer recruits in the campaign Bounty Mode. Crush the competition to unlock Cash Grab mode, where clever teams defend or steal a top-secret safe. 

“Ever since the launch of the original Astro Duel, we’ve hoped to launch a worthy successor with even more exhilarating battles for pilots,” said Rusty Moyher, founder of Wild Rooster. “Now that Astro Duel 2 has landed, we believe we’ve completed the mission successfully, especially with the introduction of the action-packed co-op Bounty mode and team-based Cash Grab mode.” 

Astro Duel 2 is out now on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store for $19.99 USD, and is free on Epic Games Store throughout launch week. The game is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese – Brazil, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. To learn more, follow Astro Duel  on Twitter, and Discord.

About Wild Rooster

Founded in 2011 by developer Rusty Moyer, Wild Rooster is an independent game studio in Austin, Texas. Specializing in multiplayer adventures that can be played with friends, their games combine a nostalgic arcade experience with adrenaline-packed gameplay. Titles include Box Cat, Dig Dog, Astro Duel, and Astro Party.