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  Damsel Dashes Onto Nintendo Switch and Xbox One On August 7 - Press Release
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 24th July, 2019: Damsel, the vampire slaying arcade game from Screwtape Studios, will be dashing onto Nintendo Switch™ and Xbox One on August 7, 2019. To celebrate launching on console, Damsel is now available for pre-purchase via the Nintendo eShop and Xbox store for a 15% discount.


View the Damsel - Nintendo Switch and Xbox One Announcement Trailer

Cause distress in Damsel, a challenging, fast-paced, arcade platformer. Experience a dark cartoon world come to life as frenetic action gameplay meets comic book visuals and storytelling. Dash through beautiful arenas vanquishing vampires, rescuing hostages, disarming bombs, and much more. The game consists of three episodes of Damsel’s adventure totalling 75 action packed missions and a comic book story that sees Special Agent Damsel investigate the vampire-owned Red Mist Beverage Corporation. The word on the street is that Red Mist is creating a “secret menu” drink containing real human blood. Spoiler: They are!  


Classic Arcade Vibe - Bite sized gameplay that’ll make you say “Just one more go” (although you said that a few tries ago…)

Comic Book Campaign - Learn the secrets of Red Mist and put a stop to their evil plans. 

Competitive Arcade Leaderboards - Master your abilities by perfecting your runs and become the top agent.

Chill Out Time - Chillout mode lets you take the edge off and enjoy the game without worrying about pesky things like dying.

Extra challenge modes - For the discerning slayer, take the difficulty up a notch! 

Pumping Synth Sountrack - Gothic grooves to slay to!

In 2018 Damsel was a finalist for Independent Game of the Year and Australian Developed Game of the Year at the Australian Games Awards.

Damsel supports language options of English German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Russian, Korean, Japanese and Simplified Chinese, as well as an Open Dyslexic font option in game.

In 2018 Damsel was a recipient of the inaugural Game Production and Marketing Investment grant by Screen Queensland, via a competitive application and review process.

To keep up to date please visit Damsel’s official site, follow the game on Twitter, like it on Facebook, and join us on Discord.


Media Contact  

Kayden Walsh PR and Marketing Manager – Screwtape Studios [email protected]

About Screwtape Studios  

Screwtape Studios is a small studio with big ambition. After several years developing mobile titles, they're now making their debut PC/Console game, Damsel. The studio strives to create immersive, engaging, challenging entertainment for video game veterans and newcomers alike.

Screwtape Studios was founded in late 2010 by Megan Summers and Anthony Wood. Megan gained her experience at studios Pandemic Australia, THQ, and Krome Studios. Anthony has ported several games from PC to console. Both Megan and Anthony have contributed to titles produced by Defiant Development, and as Screwtape Studios, have released five mobile titles, including the hit Bank Job released in 2013. The team made the move to PC/Console development in 2015.  

Damsel is proudly supported by Screen Queensland and the Queensland Government.