Bat Boy in May

X PLUS and Sonzai Games announce Bat Boy, a throwback platformer coming to Windows and consoles on May 25th. This trailer shows off the game's 8-bit style and reveals that the bat in question is Louisville Slugger, rather than a flying mammal. But you don't have to wait in the on-deck circle, as there's a playable demo right now on Steam. The description reminds us that it's all fun and games until your teammates are brainwashed into participating in the Trials of Darkness:
Ryosuke isn't just your regular high-school kid — Ryosuke is Bat Boy! He and his fellow sports-star friends secretly battle against the evil invading forces of interdimensional mage Lord Vicious, hellbent on hosting sinister athletic events for his own amusement. When Lord Vicious brainwashes Bat Boy’s fellow squad in order to participate in the Trials of Darkness, it’s up to Bat Boy to traverse a hostile world on his quest to free the minds of his sports-hero squad before they fall victim to the Trials. Along the way, Bat Boy will encounter all manner of allies and goons as he fights his way to the final confrontation with Lord Vicious.