Alien Hominid Invasion confirmed for Switch, has online and local co-op

Alien Hominid Invasion

Alien Hominid Invasion, a reimagining of The Behemoth’s original platform shooter, has been confirmed for Switch after its reveal at the end of last month. The announcement came on Twitter, where Behemoth dropped a new trailer ahead of the game’s playable presence at PAX East. The trailer is more than a little chaotic–check it out in the embedded tweet below for a taste of what we’re in for.

At the very end of the explosively exciting trailer, Alien Hominid Invasion is confirmed for Xbox, Steam, and Switch. Answering a confused fan, Behemoth said that the PS4 was left out at first because they’re a small team with limited resources, and that even a simultaneous launch on three systems will stretch them thin.

In the responses to the parent tweet, Behemoth also iterated that local and online co-op are planned for Alien Hominid Invasion, but that we’ll have to wait for more details. Hopefully, some of that is explained over the next few days at PAX.

Beyond a Switch release and co-op, a press release also shed a bit more light on the acrobatic shooter. Co-op will work for up to four players, neighborhoods are evidently randomly generated, level progression is non-linear, and aliens can be leveled up and mutated with new powers and affinities.

Are you looking forward to Alien Hominid Invasion? Will you pick it up on Switch? Do you think you’ll try out the co-op? Let us know in the comments!

Nick Pearson
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