The classic arcade game is back in a modern version! Snow Bros. Special comes to Nintendo Switch™ later this year!

  • Snow Bros. Special will be released for Nintendo Switch™.
  • Featuring two-player platform action.
  • Play as all the monsters in “Monster Challenge” mode!

Snow Bros. is a classic platform game that was first released as an arcade game in 1990 by Toaplan, a Japanese development studio that was mainly famous for their shoot ‘em up games. Critically acclaimed Snow Bros. later released for several consoles and home computers. Being well-liked by players, Snow Bros. spawned a sequel on arcade. Snow Bros. gained cult status as a sought-after retro game after having been dormant since the 90’s.

30 years later it’s time for the heroes Nick and Tom to return in a modern interpretation with the title Snow Bros. Special coming to Nintendo Switch later this. Snow Bros. Special has inherited the cute design and the feeling from the original arcade version, but has been upgraded to make it even more fun. The game can be played by two players at the same time.


Snow Bros. Special and original arcade version of Snow Bros

Sung-Gil Yim, founder of CRT Games and executive producer of Snow Bros. Special says: “As a retro game fan, I’m honoured to be able to let old and new players rejoice Snow Bros. Retro games are filled with childhood memories and with Snow Bros. Special fans of the original game can rekindle their love. The original game’s simple and intuitive controllers are reflected in Snow Bros. Special which makes it easy for new players to appreciate the game as they get to know Nick and Tom”.

New in Snow Bros. Special is the “Monster Challenge” mode in which you play as the monsters. Each monster has its own special moves and controls which will change how you play the game. Monster Challenge is included with the physical version and available as a separate DLC for the download version.

Snow Bros. Special will be available both in a physical version through retailers carrying video games and digital download from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. Clear River Games publishes the game in Europe and the physical version in North America, while Daewon Game Media Lab publishes the digital version in North America.  The physical version will contain an instruction manual and three sticker sheets.

Snow Bros. Special will be a released this year, a release date will be announced shortly.


The Story

One day, the peaceful country of Snow Land is suddenly invaded by King Artich of Kingdom Hotteda Kingdom! The twin princes of Snow Land, Nick and Tom, try to stop him, but in turn are transformed into snowmen by the curse of King Artich. The twin princesses, Puripuri and Puchipuchi are abducted and Snow Land began melting down and disappearing. Nick and Tom start their long journey to regain peace in Snow Land, rescue the princesses and lift the curse.


About CRT Games

A creative team that specializes in remakes of classic games. CRT stands for Creative Remake Technos and the name is a homage to the popular 2D arcade games from the 80’s and 90’s. The team members have over 20 years’ experience of game development. Snow Bros. Special is the first remake from CRT Games with many more to come. CRT Games is based in South Korea. For more information please visit


About Tatsujin

Tatsujin is a Japanese games studio founded by the veteran developer and composer Masahiro Yuge who was one of the original founders of Toaplan. Tatsujin carries on the legacy of Toaplan and manage the licensing of the classic game franchises from the legendary arcade studio. Please visit for more information.


About Clear River Games 

Founded in 2020, Clear River Games is a Swedish publisher located in Karlstad next to Klarälven. Clear River Games is part of the Embracer Group. For more information please visit


About Daewon Media Game Lab

DAEWON MEDIA GAME LAB is a new brand of Daewon Media, a global publisher of indie and retro games from around the world, in cooperation with our partner Comet soft. Our goal is to bring games that were previously only available on other platforms, or that were never officially released, to a global audience.

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