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  Jet Lancer takes to the skies with Arcade Mode on Switch
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]


May Launch Trailer | Switch Store page

25 NOV 2020 - Developers Vladimir Fedyushkin and Nicolai Danielsen of development studio Code Wakers and publisher Armor Games Studios, are delighted to confirm the launch of the brand-new, free Arcade Mode update on Nintendo Switch for their breakout aerial combat hit, Jet Lancer.

The release of the brand-new update coincides with a special 34% off sale on the Switch eShop to celebrate Black Friday.

Following a successful launch on PC, Code Wakers are excited to finally reveal the extensive free update for Nintendo's console. Inspired by the most-requested features from the community as well as taking inspiration from rogue-lite games, Jet Lancer’s new Arcade Mode takes the frantic dog-fighting fans have become accustomed to and blends it with endless, wave-based gameplay. 

Players will strap in to survive endless waves of enemies, deadly multi-boss battles, and stretch three lives to the limit as their Jet Lancer skills are put on the line for the ultimate bragging rights.

Arcade Mode unlocks for all players through playing the main story campaign, after completing OP 21: Airshow.

Vladimir Fedyushkin, Lead Designer at Code Wakers added, "Tweaking Jet Lancer's formula to utilize existing mechanics in a new way is an avenue I really wanted to explore, and Arcade Mode is a perfect way to do it."

The update will include:


  • An endless wave-based score-attack mode.
  • Unique, stacking upgrades, making each run one-of-a-kind. The longer you survive, the more powerful you become.
  • Multi-boss battles - fight multiple bosses from the story mode at the same time.
  • Three new pilots with unique jets and handling.
  • New Progressions system to unlock additional pilots and their jets
  • Three new primary weapons
    • Flamethrower: Immense repeatable damage at very close range.
    • Railgun: Instantaneous precision shots.
    • Coil Gun: Chain lightning between grouped enemies.

In addition to the free update for all players, Jet Lancer will be on sale on the Switch eShop from tomorrow, with a giant 34% discount to celebrate Black Friday. This brings the price of the game down to $9.89 / €9.89 / £8.90

Jet Lancer's Arcade Mode is available as a free update on Nintendo Switch from tomorrow, November 26th.

For more information, please contact Paul Watson at [email protected]

About Jet Lancer

Jet Lancer is a high-velocity aerial combat shooter where you duel enemy aviators, hunt giant robots, and defy death at supersonic speeds as you evolve from an unknown rookie aviator into a once-in-a-generation ACE pilot.

About Code Wakers

The partnership of game designer Vladimir Fedyushkin and programmer Nicolai Danielsen, Code Wakers is an indie duo dedicated to exploring uncharted lands of game design and crafting the best games that bring people together.

About Armor Games Studios

>From its roots as a popular portal for online gaming, Armor Games Studios is a publisher that aims to work directly with and help foster talented indie developers to create unique and engaging games of all types for all platforms. For more information, visit, and follow the company on Twitter @ArmorGameStudio.