UK developer and publisher Thalamus Digital Publishing Ltd. today announced the official launch of the twin-stick shoot ’em up Cecconoid for Nintendo Switch.
Originally launched on Steam in 2019, Cecconoid was developed by Triple Eh? Ltd. as a homage to 8bit and arcade shoot ’em ups of the 1980s, melding the flick-screen exploration of Raffael Cecco’s ZX Spectrum classic Cybernoid with the raw adrenaline of Eugene Jarvis’ twin-stick masterpiece, Robotron.
“Cecconoid is a short exploration of pure video games, those glowing, pulsing, noisy games of our youth”, explains Noyce. “What happens if we inject a bit more power into a ZX Spectrum, give it two joysticks, and then turn things up to 11? And more importantly, what if everything exploded into its own pixels, while flashing bright lights in our eyes? Turns out it’s sweaty palms, and a whole load of swearing. As it should be!”
“We developed a great working relationship with Triple Eh? during the development of Cecconoid for mobile platforms,” explains Thalamus founder and CEO Andy Roberts, “so when we began looking at titles for the Nintendo Switch Cecconoid seemed like a perfect fit.”
Cecconoid features 50+ rooms, 6 power-ups, a stomping soundtrack from Hoffman, and a brand new pixelated loading screen from the incredibly talented industry veteran Ste Pickford. Cecconoid also includes an entire bonus game; Eugatron, which takes its cues from arcade maestros such as Jeff “Yak” Minter, and Rob “Ol’ Man Of Indie” Fearon, delivering 50 levels of arena-based shooting.
eShop Page (NA): https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/cecconoid-switch/