Hyper-Customizable Shmup CounterAttack: Uprising Heading to Switch in Q3 2023

Blast Automatons with your friends on Switch!


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Aug. 2, 2023 – CounterAttack: Uprising – a side-scrolling space shooter with fully customizable ships, and weapons – is headed to the Nintendo Switch in Q3 with 25 new attachments and 2 new levels, "Anomaly" and "Gate."

Developed by Relative Games and currently available on Xbox and Steam, CounterAttack features up to 8 online players and 4-player local co-op – delivering intense multiplayer action in a side-scrolling shoot 'em up.

In CounterAttack: Uprising, humanity is faced with a mechanical apocalypse. Beings known as “Automatons” are hellbent on the complete eradication of the human race – assembling an unstoppable armada and laying waste to everything in their path. With nowhere to go, humanity is forced to rush the Experimental Space Fighter program into production with 8 pilots leading the charge – each with their own ship and special ability supercharged by powerful Quantium:

  • Ayumi (Tactical Nuke)

  • Biff (Big Biff Beam)

  • Marcus (Meson Shockwave)

  • Joe (Overcharge)

  • Sarah (Quantium Shield)

  • Sloane (Fighter Squadron)

  • Carl (Plasma Strike)

  • Jinx (Hack Wave)

Fly solo or team up with other players in couch or online co-op. Build your ultimate ship by unlocking powerful upgrades – including special abilities and 600+ attachments ranging from engine turbos to full weapon conversions. Leverage the combination power-up system to create new weapons from scratch – and make your mark with a unique fighting style!

“Being on a Nintendo console is a dream come true,” says Tyler Boyes, founder at Relative Games. “To mark the occasion, the Switch port of CounterAttack is introducing a new subtitle – Uprising – which puts the spotlight on the game’s sprawling narrative. Once we launch on Switch, all other versions will get the Uprising moniker as well.”

CounterAttack: Uprising runs beautifully on the Switch – reaching 60 FPS at 1080p in docked mode and 720p/60 in portable mode,” adds Rei Boyes, director at Relative Games. “The game is incredibly enjoyable on smaller screens – something we already suspected after seeing it run on the Steam Deck. We think Switch owners will have a great time playing CounterAttack: Uprising on the go!”

New for the Switch version

  • Redesigned player selector

  • 25 new attachments

  • 2 new levels, Anomaly and Gate

  • Countless bugfixes!

Key Features

  • Choose from 8 playable characters, each with their own unique ship.

  • Fight your way through 32+ levels and almost the same number of bosses!

  • Assemble your fighter from special weapons, upgrades, and 600+ attachments.

  • Enjoy true co-op gameplay with 2-4 players online and 1-4 players local co-op – including crossplay.

  • Put together your own missions and levels using the game’s unique campaign/level editor.

  • Challenge yourself with three Endless survival modes.

Pricing & Availability

CounterAttack: Uprising will launch on Nintendo Switch in Q3 2023. The game is also currently available on Steam and Xbox for $14.99.

Nintendo eShop:

Coming soon

Steam: Uprising

Microsoft Store:


Nintendo Switch Teaser



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About Relative Games

Relative Games is a small, independent game development studio focused on creating unique and engaging online games for niche markets. CounterAttack: Uprising is the studio’s first title. To learn more about CounterAttack: Uprising, please visit


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Luis Levy


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