CounterAttack: Uprising – a side-scrolling space shooter with fully customizable ships, and weapons – is headed to the Nintendo Switch in Q3 with 25 new attachments and 2 new levels, “Anomaly” and “Gate.”

Developed by Relative Games and currently available on Xbox and Steam, CounterAttack features up to 8 online players and 4-player local co-op – delivering intense multiplayer action in a side-scrolling shoot ’em up.

In CounterAttack: Uprising, humanity is faced with a mechanical apocalypse. Beings known as “Automatons” are hellbent on the complete eradication of the human race – assembling an unstoppable armada and laying waste to everything in their path. With nowhere to go, humanity is forced to rush the Experimental Space Fighter program into production with 8 pilots leading the charge – each with their own ship and special ability supercharged by powerful Quantium:

  • Ayumi (Tactical Nuke)
  • Biff (Big Biff Beam)
  • Marcus (Meson Shockwave)
  • Joe (Overcharge)
  • Sarah (Quantium Shield)
  • Sloane (Fighter Squadron)
  • Carl (Plasma Strike)
  • Jinx (Hack Wave)

Fly solo or team up with other players in couch or online co-op. Build your ultimate ship by unlocking powerful upgrades – including special abilities and 600+ attachments ranging from engine turbos to full weapon conversions. Leverage the combination power-up system to create new weapons from scratch – and make your mark with a unique fighting style!

New for the Switch version

  • Redesigned player selector
  • 25 new attachments
  • 2 new levels, Anomaly and Gate
  • Countless bugfixes!

Key Features

  • Choose from 8 playable characters, each with their own unique ship.
  • Fight your way through 32+ levels and almost the same number of bosses!
  • Assemble your fighter from special weapons, upgrades, and 600+ attachments. 
  • Enjoy true co-op gameplay with 2-4 players online and 1-4 players local co-op – including crossplay.
  • Put together your own missions and levels using the game’s unique campaign/level editor.
  • Challenge yourself with three Endless survival modes.


CounterAttack: Uprising will launch on Nintendo Switch in Q3 2023. The game is also currently available on Steam and Xbox:

Learn more about Relative Games and CounterAttack here.