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SquareEnix bringing Lost Sphear to Nintendo Switch on Jan 23rd 2018!

 

Knight Terrors awaken October 24 on Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, Calif., October 11, 2017—Nicalis, Inc. continues its strong support of the Nintendo Switch console with the imminent release of its scariest game yet, Knight Terrors, an all-new horror-themed arcade-style side-scroller. Just in time for tricks or treats, Knight Terrors will be available for download from the Nintendo eShop in both North America and Europe on October 24.

Knight Terrors depicts the horrifying adventures of a mysterious suit of armor known only as “The Knight.” Armed with a mighty sword and equipped with blood-red wings that allow flight, the Knight desperately races through the countryside in the darkest of the night, never stopping for any respite or consideration. He must face and vanquish a never-ending onslaught of bloodthirsty ghouls, flaming skulls and unspeakable horrors while jumping over spiked pits and flying through small gaps. If he takes three hits or allows three enemies to pass, it’s “Game Over.”

Knight Terrors goes straight for the jugular, engaging players immediately with simple two-button controls, retina-searing sprite graphics and frantic neo-classical chiptunes. Special effects like screen shaking and time stopping magnify the impact of every enemy interaction. Once you’re hooked, the game keeps pulling you back in with earned power-ups, multiple unlockable game modes and high score tracking. What’s more, the procedurally generated levels ensure unlimited replayability—it’s a different game each and every time you play.

Developed by FreakZone Games and Nicalis, Knight Terrors will be available for download from the Nintendo Switch eShop in both North America and Europe on October 24.

About Nicalis, Inc.
Based in Southern California and founded in 2007, Nicalis, Inc. is currently celebrating its 10th year as a leading developer and publisher of highly polished, retro-inspired video games. Its best-selling recent releases include Cave Story+ for Nintendo Switch and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ for Switch and PS4.

About FreakZone Games
Established in 2011 and headquartered in Gloucestershire, England, FreakZone Games is fond of doing things the retro way. It focuses on feel and challenge to create games that are fun and satisfying, always with a touch of humor.

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Nintendo and Post Consumer Brands Team Up For a ‘Super’ Cereal Promotion!

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 10, 2017 – Breakfast has always been the most important meal of the day. Now it’s a great meal for anyone who wants a chance to win a Nintendo Switch video game system. This fall, fans can enter a PIN found in specially marked packages of Post cereals for a chance to win one of 60 Nintendo Switch Prize Packs, consisting of a Nintendo Switch system and the Super Mario Odyssey game.

“Post Cereals evoke feelings of fun and nostalgia for people of all ages and Nintendo of Canada is very happy to partner with a like-minded company to bring smiles to the faces of Canadian kids” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager. “Nintendo Switch and Super Mario Odyssey are must-haves for the holidays, and this promotion gives Canadians a chance to win both of them.”

This holiday, PINs can be found inside 1 million specially-marked Post cereal boxes, including Honey Bunches of Oats, Honeycomb, Sugar Crisp, Alpha-Bits and Shreddies.

“Post Consumer Brands continues to prioritize and invest in family and millennial consumers to drive growth across our portfolio of cereal brands,” said Post Consumer Brands VP Marketing, David Bagozzi. “Partnering with a highly recognized and family-friendly brand like Nintendo allows us to deliver a special experience to consumers.”

In addition to a contest entry for the chance to win one of the Nintendo Switch Prize Packs, each PIN can be redeemed for a reward of 50 My Nintendo Platinum Points, which can, in turn, be redeemed for select downloadable rewards through the My Nintendo rewards program. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo Platinum Points.

The promotion runs Oct. 9, 2017, through January 31, 2018*. For official rules and more information about the promotion, visit //www.postconsumerbrands.ca/NintendoSwitch. For more information about Nintendo Switch, visit //www.nintendo.com/en_CA/switch/. For more information about Super Mario Odyssey, visit //supermario.com.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit //www.nintendo.com/en_CA/switch/.

*No purchase necessary. PIN required. Contest begins October 9, 2017 at 12:00:01 p.m. ET and closes January 31, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) ET. Open to legal residents of Canada who are over the age of majority. Correct answer to mathematical skill testing question required. Sixty (60) Nintendo Switch prize packs available to be won, approximate value of $479.98 each. Each prize consists of (1) Nintendo Switch system and (1) Super Mario Odyssey game. Regardless of the win or non-win Notification Entrant receives, every Entrant who registers for the Promotion and enters a valid PIN will receive a code valid for fifty (50) My Nintendo™ Platinum Points (the “Points Code”). The Points Code can be redeemed at www.mynintendo.com.  Odds of instantly winning depend on number and timing of eligible entries. Limit of one (1) entry per unique PIN. Limit of one (1) prize per household. Limit 1 x 50 Points Code (valid until 12/31/18) per PIN. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo Platinum Points. By creating a Nintendo Account, user is automatically enrolled in the My Nintendo rewards program. My Nintendo Rewards Points Terms of Service apply //accounts.nintendo.com/term_point. Conditions apply. Visit www.postconsumerbrands.ca/NintendoSwitch for full Contest Rules. Nintendo is not a sponsor, co-sponsor or administrator of this contest.

 

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 703 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at //www.nintendo.ca.

 

About Post Consumer Brands: Post Consumer Brands is a business unit of Post Holdings, Inc., formed from the combination of Post Foods and MOM Brands in May 2015. Post Consumer Brands today is the third largest cereal company in Canada, with a broad portfolio spanning all segments of the category — from iconic household name brands and value ready-to-eat cereals to natural/organic and hot cereal varieties. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make better happen every day. For more information about our brands, visit www.PostConsumerBrands.ca

Tiny Barbarian DX now available on Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, Calif., October 10, 2017—Nicalis Inc. (publisher and developer of the Switch hits The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ and Cave Story+) is proud to announce the official release of Tiny Barbarian DX, the company’s latest retro-inspired neo-classic for Nintendo Switch. The game is available now for $29.99 as a physical game card in North America or as a digital download from the Nintendo eShop in both North America and Europe.

A tour de force of 2D platform-game excellence, Tiny Barbarian DX uses pixel art, chiptunes and time-honored gameplay mechanics to tell an incredible story in four exciting chapters. The protagonist is a savage swordsman in search of treasure, a hearty flagon of mead and the warmth of a fair maiden by the fireside. He may be tiny in relation to the gigantic boss characters he encounters or the epic scale of the game’s ultra-widescreen presentation, but there’s nothing tiny about his prowess, his ambition or his heart!

“If the Barbarian isn’t your favorite archetype already, it will be after playing this game.” says designer Michael Stearns of developer StarQuail Games. A huge fan of sword-and-sorcery pulp fiction and 16-bit-era video games, Stearns prefers to let his creation speak for itself. “But since it can’t talk,” he volunteers, “I’ll just tell you: Tiny Barbarian DX is the only game that matters this year.”

First run physical retail copies of Tiny Barbarian DX will also contain a deluxe full-color instruction manual and a branded microfiber pouch with a chibi Tiny Barbarian PVC keychain inside. The packaging artwork was created by legendary illustrator Susumu Matsushita, best known as the cover artist for hundreds of issues of Japan’s weekly video-game magazine Famitsu.

Developed by StarQuail Games in collaboration with Nicalis Inc., Tiny Barbarian DX is available now on Nintendo Switch and Steam for $29.99. The digital version is also available now in Europe for 29,99€ (£26.99 in the UK).

To view the Tiny Barbarian DX Launch Trailer, please click HERE

About Nicalis, Inc.
Based in Southern California and founded in 2007, Nicalis, Inc. is currently celebrating its 10th year as a leading developer and publisher of highly polished, retro-inspired video games. Its best-selling recent releases include Cave Story+ for Nintendo Switch and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ for Switch and PS4.

About StarQuail Games
Founded in 2006 by two longtime friends, Lynnwood, Washington-based StarQuail Games strives to create highly polished games with great replay value.

The Mummy Demastered spawns Oct 24th onto the Nintendo Switch!

The Flame in the Flood floats onto Nintendo Switch Oct 12th!

Wulverblade Marching Oct 12th onto Nintendo Switch!

New Details Revealed For Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon!

BELLEVUE, WA—October 5, 2017The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today revealed further story information and new Ultra Beast details for the upcoming games Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.

In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Ultra Wormholes were strange pockets of space that mysteriously appeared throughout the Alola region and were shrouded in mystery. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, these Ultra Wormholes return and players can ride on the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala to travel through them to reach the various worlds that lie beyond. Players can visit many different worlds via these Ultra Wormholes—including Ultra Megalopolis! The world of Ultra Megalopolis is a place that has had its light stolen by Necrozma. Within this world, a mysterious tower-like building shines with brilliant light but whatever waits at the top of this structure is currently unknown.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon players will meet the Ultra Recon Squad, a strange group that have come from a world that lives beyond an Ultra Wormhole. Players will see the story told from different perspective in each version of the game, with Dulse and Zossie playing a central role in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Soliera and Phyco taking that role in Pokémon Ultra Moon. The Ultra Recon Squad bring with them a new Ultra Beast—UB Adhesive.

UB Adhesive

Type: Poison

This Ultra Beast’s head is filled with venom and it shoots this venom out from the poisonous needle on the top of its head. It is said to be intelligent enough to understand human speech and displays many emotions.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, players will be able to meet other new Ultra Beasts in addition to UB Adhesive. In Pokémon Ultra Sun, players will able to meet UB Burst, while in Pokémon Ultra Moon, it will be UB Assembly.

UB Burst

Type: Fire/Ghost

UB Burst has a head made up of a collection of curious sparks, which it can remove and make explode. It tricks targets into letting their guard down with its funny behavior then, when its opponent is close, it surprises them by blowing up its head without warning.

UB Assembly

Type: Rock/Steel

This Ultra Beast is a collection of many life-forms. While it appears to be made up of stones stacked atop one another, each “stone” is in fact a separate life-form. When confronting opponents, the eyes on each of its stones begin to glow bright red.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon launch on November 17, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. For more details about today’s announcement, please visit:

//www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/ultra/en-ca/

About Pokémon

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit

www.pokemon.com

About Nintendo

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo 3DS XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™, and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at www.nintendo.com

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Team17 and Pathea Games partnering to bring My Time at Portia to consoles in 2018!

2nd October 2017, UK – Award-winning international games label Team17 and China based indie developer Pathea Games today announced their partnership to bring My Time at Portia, Pathea’s forthcoming engrossing 3D sandbox RPG inspired by Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Dark Cloud 2 and the works of Miyazaki, to PC and consoles.

Setting sail for Portia, a town on the edge of civilization, you’ll arrive to find a workshop left to you by your Pa – a place where you can begin to craft a new life, using the relics from the past to improve life for the villagers in the town.

Gather materials from Portia’s stunning open world: cut down trees, forage for herbs, mine in the ruins and even grow your own garden. There are many unique areas for you to explore including deserts, island, reefs, highlands, marshlands, mines and more! There are even two different types of dungeons including abandoned dungeons filled with important resources such as relics and ores for you to harvest or more hazardous dungeons where you’ll be able to encounter and battle monsters!

The world of Portia will feel alive as the villagers have their own unique behaviours and will go to school, do their jobs, work out, have fun and have their own stories to share with you. You’ll be able to befriend and romance the villagers within Portia.

Debbie Bestwick, MBE, CEO of Team17 said “We welcome Pathea to the Team17 label and it’s exciting to work with a talented studio in a region with an emerging indie development scene. We’re thrilled to be supporting them in their development roadmap and the bringing the game to multiple platforms in 2018.”

Zifei Wu, President at Pathea Games added “My Time at Portia is a huge passion project for the team here at Pathea games and we’re excited to be working closely with Team17. We’re hugely grateful to the support and enthusiasm of the backers of our campaign so far and the Alpha build we shared was just a very small taste of the world we’re going to create in partnership with Team17 in bringing My Time at Portia to PC and consoles.”

My Time at Portia is planned to head to PC via Steam Early Access in early 2018 and will be coming to consoles later in 2018.

The Kickstarter campaign is heading into its final stages and the team at Pathea has created a small preview of the forthcoming game in the form of an alpha demo which includes 6-8 hours of gameplay,  free to download from Steam, Itch.io, IndieDB and GameJolt.

To celebrate the new partnership, Team17 will be livestreaming My Time at Portia this Thursday at 18:00 BST – watch it at //www.twitch.tv/team17ltd.

Keep updated with My Time at Portia by following @MyTimeAtPortia and @PatheaGames on Twitter and liking /MyTimeAtPortia and /PatheaGames on Facebook.

Follow updates from Team17 on Twitter @Team17Ltd and on Facebook at /Team17.

About Team17 Digital Ltd
Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading international games label that hosts the Worms franchise, The Escapists, OvercookedYooka-LayleeGenesis: Alpha OneYoku’s Island Express, Sword Legacy: Omen and many more from developers around the world. Visit www.team17.com for more info.

About Pathea Games

Pathea Games was founded in 2012, and their mission is to make unique games based on new technology, new ideas and user generated content. They strongly believe that the community input is fundamental for the future of gaming and entertainment. They are currently creating titles for PC and consoles. They are located in Chongqing, China. Visit //pathea.net for more info.