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Indie Brawler ‘Bounty Battle’ Hits PC And Console Sept 10

I admit I’ve been sleeping on Bounty Battle a bit as I’m really not the biggest fan of the 2D Smash Bros style brawlers, but a combination of my kids and the roster has piqued my interest in the game as it nears release.

Developer Dark Screen Games and publisher Merge Games have compiled a cast of 30 combatants from 20 indie games – everything from Battle Chasers to Guacamelee! is represented, and there are game-themed stages as well.

Check out this gameplay trailer and see what you think:

Here’s the press release:

Bounty Battle Arrives on Sept 10 and Pre-Orders are Now Open for Nintendo Switch

The ultimate indie brawler Bounty Battle hits PC and consoles on Sept 10!

Manchester, UK – September 3rd, 2020 — The perfect way to settle a score is with good old fashioned fisticuffs… and energy beams, swords and undead minions! Merge Games, along with France-based developers Dark Screen Games, are delighted to announce that Bounty Battle, the 1-4 player beat-’em-up with characters from all over the Indie World, is coming to consoles and PC September 10th and is now available to pre-order on Nintendo Switch!

Bounty Battle is the ultimate indie fighting game: a new 2D fighter, where you can pit your favourite Indie heroes against one another! Indie heroes from games like Guacamelee! Dead Cells, Darkest Dungeon, Owlboy & more battle it out in this fighter frenzy. Bounty Battle features 30 fighters from over 20 different Indie games! Fighters come with their own Minion companion and unique abilities. Battle across levels inspired from the fighters’ native game worlds with up to 3 other players.

Bounty Battle showcases your favorite characters from these beloved indie games – Guacamelee!, Darkest Dungeon, Dead Cells, Awesomenauts, Nuclear Throne, Owlboy, Axiom Verge, SteamWorld Dig, Oddmar, Jotun, Battle Chasers Nightwar, Death’s Gambit, EITR, Super Comboman, Pankapu, Flinthook, Doko Roko, Tower of Samsara, Blubber Busters, Ruin of the Reckless, The Bug Butcher, and Blocks that Matter

Key Features

  • A host of game modes including a Tournament, Versus, Challenge Mode, Tutorial and Training Room to perfect your style
  • 30 characters from your favourite Indie titles each with their own move set and special attacks
  • Each fighter has their very own minion to summon and join the fight
  • 16 different arenas to battle on – some plucked from the worlds of their fighters
  • Multiple colour and palette swap options to fight in style!

Add Bounty Battle to your Steam wishlist –

Bounty Battle will release on Sept 10, 2020 for £19.99 $/€24.99/$24.99 on consoles and for £15.99/€19.99/$19.99 on PC. Consoles will see a 20% pre-order and launch discount (pre-order live for Nintendo Switch on Sept. 3, 2020), and Steam will see a 15% discount at launch.

Bounty Battle is also getting the Signature Edition treatment! This edition is currently only available from the Signature Edition website.

Bounty Battle will release digitally Sept. 10th on PC and consoles.

About Dark Screen Games
Dark Screen games is an independent studio based in Mulhouse – France, formed in 2017 by François von Orelli. He started making games after he saw the impact independent video games had made on the gaming scene in general, ultimately finding that he could make games that he himself would play. Being an illustrator and graphic designer, he takes special care when creating visuals and his sources of inspiration are: vanilla ware, Nintendo games and older Blizzard titles. Passionate about retrogaming, independent games and 2D games, Dark Screen Games set to work creating a brawler that would bring together the greatest indie heroes of all time.

About Merge Games Ltd
Merge is an independent video game publisher based in Manchester, UK. The company publishes interactive software worldwide for personal computers and video game consoles. Merge also specialises in publishing collectible games for retail and worldwide digital distribution for independent developers. More information about Merge products can be found