Here at Nintendo Life, we suck at game titles that are so weird you can’t help but laugh, and we think D-Pad Studio’s upcoming release might just take the biscuit. The development team behind 2018’s stunning pixel platformer, the owl, is back with — are you ready? – Vikings on trampolines! Yes, you read that right, it’s vikings and they’re on trampolines.
Late last month, the studio shared a tweet claiming that it would reveal its new game at this year’s Gamescom, but today released a trailer (from IGN) suggests that the event will only be to get your hands on a playable demo.
The trailer shows that the game will be just as ridiculous as you would expect with such a title You play as a group of Vikings tasked with taking down airborne enemies from the safety of a ring of stretched canvas. Think of the Battle of DreamWorks How to Train Your DragonBut replace the dragons with trampolines and you’re basically there.
Expect plenty of co-op play as you team up with your friends and enter Bounce duels. The trailer promises everything you might think; You can wreak havoc alone in singleplayer, or you can team up in 4-player multiplayer mayhem to get your horned helmet homies poised to catch some air.
The game was actually teased almost 11 years ago (thanks, destructive), and fans of the developer’s previous games are eagerly excited to find out how it turns out. Check out some screenshots from the game’s trailer below:
As we hope the images above demonstrate, D-Pad continues the jaw-droppingly stunning pixel art visuals from Owlboy in this upcoming release. It’s a feature that became one of the driving forces behind our love for the former game, and will surely be a pull again this time around.
Need a reminder of what the studio’s former title offered? Check out our full review of Owlboy below:
Unfortunately, the studio has yet to comment on whether the game will get a Switch release, with Vikings on Trampolines currently slated for PC only. However, we’re aware that it’s still early days for D-Pad’s follow-up, and based on Owlboy’s success on the eShop, we’d be surprised if these Vikings don’t take the same route.
Expect us to have more information about the game at Gamescom this year.
What do you make of this new trailer for Vikings on the Trampoline? Bounce down in the comments to let us know!