'Thumper' Nintendo Switch: When the rhythm game will land on Nintendo's latest console

'Thumper' Nintendo Switch: When the rhythm game will land on Nintendo's latest console
Source: GameSpot
Source: GameSpot

Thumper's unique brand of rhythm reflex-challenging gameplay originally debuted on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation VR back in October 2016. It debuted to mostly positive critical reviews, and its "rhythm violence" tagline, coined by developer Drool, has likely turned on several new players to the surreal arcade-like experience.

Now it's setting down on Nintendo Switch, as Drool previously announced, but with a concrete date in mind this time around. 

Thumper Nintendo Switch: Release date

Source: Drool

You can also nab it right now for PlayStation VR or Steam via Oculus support, depending on your choice of platform, if you're itching to try it in VR.

As you zoom down the track as a "beetle" with various powers, obstacles come flying at you left and right. You have to rely on your instincts to make it through unscathed, and it's an incredibly blood-pumping experience to take in, especially in VR.

Thumper will be dropping on Nintendo Switch on May 18, so if you've been waiting to see what all the fuss is about, you only have a couple more weeks to stew over the fact that the game isn't already available. 

Unfortunately, there's no update just yet on the previously-announced Xbox One version. 

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Brittany Vincent

Brittany Vincent has been covering video games, anime and tech for over a decade for publications like Otaku USA, G4, Maxim, Engadget, Playboy and more. Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, she's a freelancer who survives on surrealism and ultraviolence. When she's not writing, watching anime or gaming, she's searching for the perfect successor to visual novel Saya no Uta. Follow her on Twitter at @MolotovCupcake.

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