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  A Robot Named Fight! Deathmatch Update blasts onto the Nintendo Switch™ next Monday, November 26th.
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You fought the Megabeast... now fight your friends!


A Robot Named Fight!: Deathmatch Update is coming to Nintendo Switch next Monday, November 26th, available digitally via the Nintendo eShopTM. Experience the fan-favorite roguelike metroidvania in a totally new way with the Deathmatch Update, a 2-4 player local split-screen Fight-fest! Numerous artifacts to nab, five weapons-packed arenas for battle, settings to tweak to your liking… grab a Joy-ConTM and join the fray! Blast your friends or blast your foes, but let no Fight go unfought! When everybody else is tired of losing, dig into even more fleshy goodness with brand new areas and content to discover in single-player mode.


Originally a limited mode accessible only via a secret seed, fan demand pushed A Robot Named Fight! creator Matt Bitner to evolve Deathmatch into a prominent game feature. This new game mode pits up to four players against one another, each controlling their own version of the titular robot Fight in a couch co-op blaster brawl. After choosing from any of the five hand-crafted areans, players are afforded an opportunity to start with three Artifacts chosen via roulette; just how generous will the gods be? Once the action starts, explore and retrieve additional firepower and randomly generated upgrades (orbs, vorbs and morebs!) to hunt down and destroy your opponents. Work against a countdown timer or toward a kill-count while dodging the relentless barrage of laser beams, wave bombs, and buzzsaws. 

Are you Fight enough?

Deathmatch Mode includes all the following features:
  • Adjustable frag or time limit
  • Toggleable starting items and random item roulette
  • Spawnable items: All, Energy Only, or None
  • Five hand-crafted arenas (2 unlocked through achievements)
  • Add or Remove maps from rotation
  • Support for over 50 items, including: Attractor Helm, Arachnomorph, Jet Pack, Tri Orb, AuraBolt, Fragment Shots, Buzz Orb, Energy Axe, Regeneration Helm, Buzzsaw Shell, Dash, Viridian Shell, Wave Bomb
  • End-game scoreboard to see who is the most Fight!
In addition, players can enjoy a hefty list of free single-player content:
  • A new area, The Forest Slums
  • 2 New Bosses
  • 10 New Items
  • Dozens of New Enemies
  • An overhauled champion enemy system
  • Teleporters for fast travel between areas
  • More than 100 new rooms
  • Ongoing development for even more new stuff!
Deathmatch Update is a free bundle included in A Robot Named Fight! It will be available on the Nintendo eShop and Steam next Monday, 11/26, for $12.99.






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About Matt Bitner Games

Founded in 2016, Matt Bitner Games consists of Matt Bitner and his wife, Kayla. Matt wanted to create video games from the first time he played Doom on his dad’s old 486 and built his knowledge from the ground up in order to pursue his biggest idea: a roguelike Metroidvania that captured the wonder of retro games. Matt decided to become a solo developer, dedicating himself to his first title -- A Robot Named Fight!, available on Nintendo Switch, Steam (Windows, Mac, Linux), and the Windows Store. To learn more about Matt Bitner Games and A Robot Named Fight!, please visit

About Hitcents

Founded in 1999, Hitcents is an award-winning game developer and publisher. Starting with the critically-acclaimed Draw a Stickman series, Hitcents has released a wide variety of titles across nearly all platforms in existence – including console, mobile, and desktop. With a number of recent launches on the Nintendo Switch, the company is incredibly excited to expand its library further with titles that put fun first.