Publisher Daewon Media Game Lab and developer CRT Games have announced Snow Bros. Special, a revival of the Toaplan-developed arcade platformer first released in 1990. It will launch for Switch in 2022 worldwide.
A physical edition of Snow Bros. Special will also be available worldwide, published by Clear River Games in North America and Europe. (Clear River Games is also the publisher of the digital edition in Europe.) The physical edition will include an instruction manual, three sticker sheets, and the downloadable content “Monster Challenge.”
“As a retro game fan, I’m honored to be able to let old and new players rejoice,” said CRT Games founder and Snow Bros. Special executive producer Sung-Gil Yim in a press release. “Snow Bros. retro games are filled with childhood memories, and with Snow Bros. Special, fans of the original game can rekindle their love. The original game’s simple and intuitive controllers are reflected in Snow Bros. Special, which makes it easy for new players to appreciate the game as they get to know Nick and Tom.”
Here is an overview of the game, via Daewon Media Game Lab:
Snow Bros. is a classic platform game that was first released as an arcade game in 1990 by Toaplan, a Japanese development studio that was mainly famous for their shoot ’em up games. The critically acclaimed Snow Bros. later released for several consoles and home computers. Being well-liked by players, Snow Bros. spawned a sequel on arcade. Snow Bros. gained cult status as a sought-after retro game after having been dormant since the 90s.
30 years later it’s time for the heroes Nick and Tom to return in a modern interpretation with the title Snow Bros. Special coming to Switch later in 2022. Snow Bros. Special has inherited the cute design and the feeling from the original arcade version, but has been upgraded to make it even more fun. The game can be played by two players at the same time.
New in Snow Bros. Special is the “Monster Challenge” mode in which you play as the monsters. Each monster has its own special moves and controls which will change how you play the game. Monster Challenge is included with the physical version and available as a separate downloadable content for the download version.
One day, the peaceful country of Snow Land is suddenly invaded by King Artich of Kingdom Hotteda Kingdom! The twin princes of Snow Land, Nick and Tom, try to stop him, but in turn are transformed into snowmen by the curse of King Artich. The twin princesses, Puripuri and Puchipuchi are abducted and Snow Land began melting down and disappearing. Nick and Tom start their long journey to regain peace in Snow Land, rescue the princesses and lift the curse.
- Snow Bros. Special will be released for Switch.
- Featuring two-player platform action.
- Play as all the monsters in “Monster Challenge” mode!
View the first screenshots at the gallery.