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Nintendo surprise release new game, The Stretchers is out now

by on November 8, 2019
 

Never a publisher to bore the public, Nintendo have teamed up with Little Nightmares developer Tarsier Studios to release The Stretchers on Switch.

We haven’t played, or heard much about this one until this very moment, so here’s the blurb on the game from Nintendo itself. It’ll cost you £17.99 in the UK if you want to play it, by the way.

The Stretchers, a comedic puzzle co-op game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Nintendo, is now available to download from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. Players can take on the role of two medics by sharing Joy-Con with a friend or set off alone to rescue troubled civilians, known as Dizzies, in all kinds of wacky ways. Check out the game in action in The Stretchers launch trailer on Nintendo UK’s YouTube channel.

To rescue Dizzies, players will drive to each scene in their ambulance, and this is where the chaos begins: break through walls, soar through the sky and face other wild perils on the way to each rescue. Once they’ve arrived, players will need to cooperate to pile Dizzies up on their stretcher (or grab them by the limbs) and bring them back to their trusty ambulance, dodging dangers and cracking conundrums along the way. Furniture can be moved to block zapping lasers, wrecking balls can destroy walls, and more. Finally, after another thrill-filled road trip back, rescued Dizzies can be cured, just in time for another call to action!

Players can pass a Joy-Con to team up with a friend* to avoid traps, find bonus treasures and solve puzzles together, all while helping those who need a hand. Solo players can also go it alone, controlling both medics at the same time.

On top of rescuing dizzy citizens in need, the game offers several side missions that span sawing down trees, building ramps, blowing up rocks with fireworks, and even games of hide-and-seek.

The Stretchers, a comedic puzzle co-op game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Nintendo, is now available to download from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. Players can take on the role of two medics by sharing Joy-Con with a friend or set off alone to rescue troubled civilians, known as Dizzies, while solving puzzles and dashing across the map in their ambulance.

Here’s the launch trailer, too. Will you be giving it a try?