SONKA announced that Astro Bears, the sequel for the original Nintendo Switch title, will launch on the eShop on July 19 in honor of Space Exploration Day. The game is back and shinier than ever, with loads of improvements, new Bears, planets and play modes to pump up the party… again! The original Astro Bears Party was a success on Nintendo eShop at launch, hitting #1 in the US and Europe as word spread about its fast and furious gameplay.
You can read our review of the original Astro Bears release here.
Astro Bears will be priced at $6.99. Owners of Astro Bears Party will receive the new game for free!
Four new Astro Bears join the fun, each with its own unique playstyle, giving players eight total Bears to play with. Experience even more chaotic gameplay with infinite or finite Magical Beary Ribbons and planets ranging from small to huge. Jetfish Hunting can now be played with two in co-op mode, and global leaderboards have been added. New themes, music and gameplay improvements enrich the lively Astro Bears experience.
Competitive Mode is a new 1v1 tournament play option to support the growing Astro Bears esports community. In this Best of 5 format, players choose 3 different Astro Bears and select the one that best fits a randomized environment. Play continues in rounds to 10 points, at which point the next random environment appears. The winner is the player who wins with all three Astro Bears in this grizzly quest for victory!
Features of Astro Bears include:
- 8 cute Astro Bears with different play styles,
- Local multiplayer for 2-4 players,
- Competitive mode for challenge-seeking players,
- Jetfish Hunting with single- and 2-player co-op mode,
- ‘80s-inspired soundtrack.