Originally scheduled for a July 23, 2020 release date, publisher Merge Games and developer Dark Screen are today announcing the delay of their all-star indie fighter, Bounty Battle. A new date is yet to be announced, but the team at Merge has come forward to say that while the delay is unfortunate their commitment is to deliver a well-rounded experience to their community without compromise.
"We’re sorry to say that we’ve had to make the unfortunate decision to delay the launch of our upcoming All-Star Indie Fighter, Bounty Battle. Our goal to provide an amazing couch co-op experience to our community is within reach, but we felt that we still had significant improvements to make that we simply could not achieve without a slight delay. Our community's experience is of utmost importance to us, so keeping that in mind we decided to that the time we needed to deliver Bounty Battle as intended and intact.
This means that Bounty Battle will no longer release on the 23rd July as previously announced. We will update the community as soon as we have a new release date to share with everyone!
We would like to take the time to thank you all for your patience and understanding in this matter."
Bounty Battle is the ultimate indie fighting game: a new 2D fighter, where you can pit your favourite Indie heroes against one another! Indie heroes from games like Guacamelee! Dead Cells, Darkest Dungeon, Owlboy & more battle it out in this fighter frenzy. Bounty Battle features 30 fighters from over 20 different Indie games! Fighters come with their own Minion companion and unique abilities. Battle across levels inspired from the fighters’ native game worlds with up to 3 other players.
About Dark Screen Games
Dark Screen games is an independent studio based in Mulhouse - France, formed in 2017 by François von Orelli. He started making games after he saw the impact independent video games had made on the gaming scene in general, ultimately finding that he could make games that he himself would play. Being an illustrator and graphic designer, he takes special care when creating visuals and his sources of inspiration are: vanilla ware, Nintendo games and older Blizzard titles. Passionate about retrogaming, independent games and 2D games, Dark Screen Games set to work creating a brawler that would bring together the greatest indie heroes of all time.