Last month, we shared a first look at The Company Man, an action-platformer inspired by none other than the hit TV show, The Office. Tasking players with overthrowing their boss and becoming CEO, the game now has a confirmed release date on Switch.
It’ll be launching digitally on 21st January, with a physical edition also arriving in Asia on the 26th. Pre-orders for the digital edition are going live on the Switch eShop today, where you’ll be able to grab a copy at 10% off its usual $19.99 price for a limited time.
If you missed our previous coverage, here’s a quick round-up and a very exhaustive feature list:
The Company Man is a classic action platformer inspired by the popular American TV series “The Office”. You play as Jim, a young salaryman starting out at the Good Water Company. Unsatisfied with how the company is run, Jim sets out to overthrow his boss and become the CEO. Launch email attacks against coworkers with a powerful keyboard, run and jump across departments from Human Resources to Marketing, boost up with coffee beans, and show them who’s boss!
DESTROY EVERYONE IN YOUR PATH AS YOU MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE TOP
Put your platforming skills to the test as you jump and dash across seven corporate departments riddled with booby traps, quirky coworkers, and tough bosses.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED WORLD
Explore a variety of beautiful hand-painted environments – from the over air-conditioned icy floors in Accounting to the endless mountains of paperwork in Human Resources.
RELATABLE ISSUES DELIVERED WITH WIT
Remember the lazy manager who bosses you around, or the annoying coworker that tries to sell you a pyramid scheme? You will find yourself laughing at the many puns and jokes of working life.
PULL YOURSELF BY THE BOOTSTRAPS WITH WEAPON UPGRADES
Upskill yourself with a keyboard upgrade after beating a new department. From throwing a backhanded comment to blasting a spam email tsunami, there are many ways to finish the job.
RE-ENERGIZE WITH A RELAXING COFFEE BREAK
Feeling a little underpowered? Have a coffee break to boost your health and stamina! I mean, how could you possibly overthrow a company without a little caffeine?
BUFF UP WITH COFFEE BEANS
Spend the coins you earn from beating up your coworkers at the Coffee Shop, which offers a variety of health and stamina boosting coffee beans.
LOOK OUT FOR SECRET GAUNTLET DUNGEONS
Challenge yourself in secret gauntlet dungeons where Jim is forced to fight wave after wave of coworkers. These dungeons aren’t easy to find, so keep a lookout for them!
THERE’S A DIFFICULTY LEVEL FOR EVERYONE
Whether you’re a newbie or an expert, we got you covered with a wide range of difficulty levels from Normal to Impossible (Impossible is unlocked after beating the game).
So what do you think? Will you be giving this one a go later this month? Tell your boss where to go in the comments below.