Press release

15/10/2020

They Bleed Pixels Release Date Announced For Nintendo Switch

Wreak havoc as a demonic little girl in this blood soaked platforming slash’em up

Toronto, Canada - 10/15/20 - Sharpen your claws! Indie cult classic They Bleed Pixels will be released in the Nintendo eShop Oct 22nd for $14.99 USD. Pre-orders start today (Oct 15) with a 20% launch discount running through Halloween (Oct 31). This is the first time They Bleed Pixels’ special blend of gothic-cute pixel art, punishing platforming and bloody one-button combat will be available on a console! 
 
Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer: https://youtu.be/9UdEKTZlAj0
 
“With They Bleed Pixels we wanted to make a platforming game where the combat and platforming had equal weight, and a big part of that is the game’s unique checkpoint system” says game designer Miguel Sternberg, “In They Bleed Pixels checkpoints are like a power up, and you’ll have to pull off fancy kills to earn them quickly. The game’s large levels really give each checkpoint weight, driving the player towards mixing it up. Kicking enemies into the air, saws, spikes, juggles, whatever it takes to fill that checkpoint meter faster!” 

 
As an anonymous student of the Lafcadio Academy for Troubled Young Ladies, you must battle through your nightmares to defeat a curse that’s slowly transforming your body into a clawed demonic form. Originally released for PC in 2012, They Bleed Pixels balances a perfect mix of fast-paced acrobatic platforming and fierce, one-button, slash’em up combat. By suppressing their urge to button mash in favour of focusing on stylish and smart kills, players are rewarded with a checkpoint they can choose when to place for safety... or try their luck by holding onto it for extra bonus points.

 
Features:

 
  • Hardcore original difficulty, plus an easier novice mode, to match a wide range of skills. 
  • Striking art style mixes low-fi pixel art with organic ink and paper textures. 
  • Lush gothic-cute motion comics tell the story of a young girl haunted by eldritch nightmares.
  • Become a monster stabbing master or platforming speedrunner with individual level rankings, online leaderboards and 150 skill-based badges. 
  • Unlock bonus guest levels + illustrations by comic and game artists from around the world. 

 
You can pre-order They Bleed Pixels right now in the Nintendo eShop and get a 20% discount till Halloween! 


Website: theybleedpixels.com
 
They Bleed Pixels is rated:

 
T - Teen by the ESRB 
PEGI 12
USK 16
MA 15+ by ACB

 
International Pricing:
$18.89 CAD
$18.00 AUD
€14,99
£13.49

 
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About They Bleed Pixels
 
Featuring a distinctive visual style that blends pixel art with paper and ink textures, They Bleed Pixels is a singular mix of intense platforming and fierce beat 'em up action. It tells the story of a young girl haunted by a mysterious book and her violent eldritch nightmares.
 
About Spooky Squid Games Inc.

 
Spooky Squid Games makes carefully crafted pixel art games in Toronto, Canada. They're best known for the PC platforming slash'em up They Bleed Pixels, a fine blend of super cute pixels and dark occult secrets. Their most recent game is Russian Subway Dogs, a systemic arcade game about the real life stray dogs of the Moscow Metro out currently on PC and coming soon to consoles.
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