If you’ve been looking forward to the launch of Killer Queen Black, you’ve not got a release timeframe to celebrate. The strategic, eight-player, arcade/action platformer will arrive in the third quarter of this with a simultaneous Nintendo Switch / PC release.

Curiously, the PC version will be a Discord store exclusive for the first 90 days after launch. The Switch version will initially be available digitally, with a physical release to follow. The PC and Switch versions will offer cross-platform play and chat from day-one.

Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games’ Killer Queen Black is a glam rock-inspired, 16-bit-styled arcade-action game in which players will battle for the hive in two teams of four—one Queen, and three Workers.

Coordination and adaptability are the keys to dominating opponents. The Queen enters the fray armed with a stinger she can use to both attack the other team and defend herself, as she’s the only Bee with limited lives. Her heightened maneuverability and wings help her cross the battlefield quickly and tag power-up gates on the map, claiming them for her team.

Okay, but is she “dynamite with a laser beam? Guaranteed to blow your mind?”

But what’s a Queen without her loyal subjects? Workers excel in adaptability, making them essential for game-winning objectives. While initially defenseless, by grabbing a berry and taking it to the gates, Workers can boost their speed, become Soldiers, wielding maces, swords, shields, and laser rifles, or even do both and transform into deadly-quick aggressors. Choose whichever form helps the team pursue one of three different types of victories.

There’s actually quite a bit more to it, including three different ways to win, so we recommend you head over www.killerqueenblack.com to learn more. Also be sure to check out the video above, which gives you a clear taste of the intensity of both the game and its soundtrack.