Checkmate, Switch players
Blasting your pawns and bishops, the game dev trio PUNKCAKE Délicieux, is happy to announce that their turn-based roguelike chess inspired game, Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate will be available on Switch August 24, thanks to their partnership with Headbang Club. It’s chess, but you’re a king piece with a shotgun.
The console version brings new visual flourishes to the game, as well as revised interfaces and a brand-new tutorial for monarchs still in training. The card codex and achievement board will keep you coming back for more until you’re good enough at chess to become the grandmaster at your local tournament!
Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate originally released on May 12 2022 on Steam and found great success with roguelike fans garnering a 93% positive rating on the platform. In November, the game received a big content update adding a new difficulty system, new shotguns, new cards and a new game mode.
Chess, but all your army has gone over to the white side, leaving you with nothing but your royal shotgun and your wounded pride. Carried by your dark folly, you decide it’s time to teach those white pieces to fear the Shotgun King.
Every turn, you may either move your king or shoot at enemy pieces, after what you’ll need to move again to reload your shotgun. Avoid checkmate and kill the enemy king to complete the floor. After each floor, you may choose between two random combinations of one upgrade for you and one upgrade for the other side. Choose wisely and keep on winning floors and you just may get your kingdom back.
Choose wisely: Every turn, you may either move your king or shoot at enemy pieces, after what you’ll need to move again to reload your shotgun.
Avoid Checkmate: Kill the White King to complete the floor and move to the next level!
Strengthen both Kings: After completing each floor, you will upgrade your king… but also your opponent!