Fast-paced action shooter The Bug Butcher Launches on Nintendo Switch in Japan on December 6th

Digital Pre-Orders Now Available on the Nintendo eShop

For Immediate Release

Hong Kong - November 29, 2018 – Eastasiasoft Limited, the independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment, is excited to launch the action-packed 2D side scrolling shoot’em up game The Bug Butcher for Nintendo Switch on December 6th. The Bug Butcher can now be pre-ordered on the Nintendo eShop in Japan. Inspired by the classic arcade shooter “Super Pang”, The Bug Butcher is a relentless shoot'em up with a simple rule; you can only fire straight up. Good thing your helmet comes with a visor.

It's you versus merciless waves of bugs, blasting them into smaller and smaller chunks, splattering the ceiling with a hot mess of juicy entrails and avoiding whatever the heck just splurted out of that thing's, erm… orifice.

Take on 30 levels of unyielding bug assaults, or feel the soft and fuzzy power of friendship in endless co-op. Customize your duds and upgrade your arsenal to cut through bugs like soft, oh-so-deliciously warm butter.

The Bug Butcher is playable in nine languages including English, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Dutch. The game will be available at ¥900 (including tax). Players can enjoy a special 10% launch discount on purchases made on or before December 20th.

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The Bug Butcher launch trailer can be viewed here. Further information on The Bug Butcher can be found on the game’s official website and in the press kit.

About The Bug Butcher

The Bug Butcher is an action-packed 2D side scrolling shoot'em up game where peril comes from above. The core mechanics hold old ties from the classic arcade game “Super Pang” where you shoot vertically, but with modern day twists. You are Harry, a brash and tenacious exterminator who has a knack for decimating bugs.

Ravenous swarms and ferocious waves of bugs of every size will attempt to kill you, but luckily there will be weapon and health pick-ups to aid Harry on his quest. Fierce reflexes are mandatory for survival, but Harry's brutal power-ups will let the guts fly and make the larva cry! If you love games with humor, perfect platforming, grotesquely cute art, nightmarish bosses, and real personality then The Bug Butcher will suit your fancy.


  • Chaotic, fast paced action shooting inspired by classic arcade games
  • Play solo or in local co-op
  • 30 levels and 5 Merciless boss fights crammed with relentless waves of bugs
  • Online leaderboards and 3 difficulty modes offer the ultimate challenge
  • Upgradeable Weapons and Power-ups to make any trigger happy player smile
  • Handcrafted 2D graphics with explosion animations galore

About eastasiasoft

Eastasiasoft Limited is an independent, Hong Kong–based developer and publisher of interactive entertainment specializing in video games and related media. Founded in 2007, eastasiasoft has published a diverse variety of titles in digital and physical format. Eastasiasoft is a licensed PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One publisher. Some of eastasiasoft’s recently licensed and published games are Shikhondo – Soul Eater, Ghost Blade HD, Reverie, Rainbow Moon and the Söldner-X franchise.

About 2Awesome Studio

2Awesome Studio is a Dutch independent game development studio composed of David Jimenez and Alejandro Santiago. Adding awesomeness to reality by developing video games with new and addictive mechanics.

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