Level-5 has announced that Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold will release in North America and Europe on February 14, 2020 for Nintendo Switch. It will cost $49.99 and be available both digitally and at retail.
The Snack World is a Japanese multimedia franchise that was originally announced in 2015, though it never achieved a presence in the west until now. The first video game in the series originally released in Japan for 3DS in August 2017 as Snack World: Treasurers, which was later was brought to Nintendo Switch in the region in April 2018 with enhancements. This is the same game the west is getting in 2020, though Nintendo notes that the English version contains the expansion packs and other downloadable content from the Japanese version.
An announcement trailer, story premise, and game overview can be found below from the official Nintendo page, alongside some screenshots.
Danger threatens Snack World when the evil mogul Sultan Vinegar attempts to resurrect the Deodragon, Smörg Åsbord. In this roguelike adventure, customize your character and join the heroic treasure hunters Chup, Mayonna, and the gang as they make their way through a slapstick comedy-filled quest to restore order to the land of Tutti-Frutti.
Before setting out, prepare for the next adventure by shopping at curiously state-of-the-art convenience stores for supplies, optimizing your gear and more. During your crawl through each procedurally generated dungeon, search for treasure while dodging treacherous traps and defeating brutal bosses. Use “snacks” to summon special allies that assist in battles; change up your equipment, called “jaras,” on the fly; and capitalize on consumables to gain an edge in combat. Team up with friends to take down big bosses with even bigger attitudes in online* and local co-op for up to four players.**
Whether you’re breaking wind or breaking the fourth wall, this meta-adventure through a hilarious parody of classic RPG touchstones is sure to make you smile.
Let the Dungeon Crawl Begin!
What is SNACK WORLD: The Dungeon Crawl?
Become a heroic adventurer in this roguelike RPG, crawling through dungeons in your search for rare treasure, on a mission to seek revenge against the villainous Sultan Vinegar that violated your village! You can even tag along in teams of up to four to take down tenacious tyrants!
You flop, inches from being a stiff, at the gates of Tutti-Frutti. You remember nothing...but at least you have fabulous new friends to adventure with!
You Are the Crawler of Your Own Dungeon!
Customize your hair, eyes, mouth, body, EVERYTHING into an avatar that best suits you, before heading out on your adventure!
Jiggle your Jaras!
Outfit yourself with "jaras"—weapons, shields, healing tonics, and status-buffing colognes with randomized parameters that can be shrunk down for ease of carrying—and switch them on the fly based on the baddies you're battling!
Lookin' like a Snack!
"Snacks" are snapshots of quirky creatures and kooky characters that you can summon to your side in battle. Collect and trade snacks and jaras with your real-life friends...if you have any.
Bag Booty to Be the Star of Tutti-Frutti!
The more you achieve on quests, the more you're bequeathed with chests! Each quest has varying conditions, with ultra-rare items up for grabs!
Lend a Hand to the Locals
Wake up Sloe White; aid the girl group Spicy Galz; help out a...vegetabulldog or a crock ness monster?!? Be the all-around good guy in side-splitting side quests!
A Deliciously Meta Adventure
High fantasy and high tech collide in this fourth-wall-breaking RPG with a modern twist for gamers of all generations!
What's With the GOLD?
The GOLD version includes both expansion packs and other downloadable content from the original Japanese release of the game, free of charge!