SteamWorld Quest – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Game Freak’s ‘GIGA WRECKER ALT.’ to Begin Breaking Its Way onto Consoles Next Week!

Gothenburg, Sweden – April 24, 2019 – Rising Star Games, the home of Japanese Games within the Thunderful family, is excited to reveal Game Freak’s latest Gear Project title, GIGA WRECKER ALT., is arriving on consoles later this month. Players will be able to digitally purchase GIGA WRECKER ALT. on all major consoles starting with the PlayStation 4 on April 30th, then followed by the Nintendo Switch arriving on May 2nd and Xbox One version on May 3rd.

World-renowned developer, Game Freak, created brand-new content for the console release of GIGA WRECKER ALT. that includes 20 additional puzzle stages to the games creative and unique platforming gameplay and an Ironman mode that increases the enemy’s strength. There’s also a companion character to guide players through some of the more difficult puzzles. This content is only going to be available on the console version of the game and will not be added to the Steam version.

GIGA WRECKER ALT. features destructible environments to navigate and increasingly challenging puzzles to solve as players progress to unearth the mysteries of a sudden invasion that left the world in ruins. As players explore, they’ll use the abilities of Reika – the game’s main protagonist – to destroy and reconstruct their surroundings for solving each puzzle and fighting back against the invaders in this fast-paced 2D action and physics-based platformer.

Features

Mixture of Exploration and Physics

  • Smash down towering walls and use rubble as platforms to climb high cliffs. GIGA WRECKER ALT. provides an innovative mixture of physics and stage exploration.

Combination of Puzzle and Action

  • Crush enemies with falling objects and be sure to closely evaluate the situation and select the right weapon for the next steps…You can enjoy the achievement of solving puzzles and gimmicks, while also beating traps and enemies.

Special Abilities

  • The main character Reika has the power called ARM (Arms Reconstruction and Manipulation): the ability to construct various weapons using rubble and scraps from broken objects. Each weapon has its own unique effect, so make use of them to explore through the stages.

New Content for Consoles

  • Twenty brand-new puzzle stages added to the game’s Campaign mode

  • New non-playable secondary character that assists players with more difficult puzzles/challenges if they become stuck for a period of time

  • A new hardcore ‘Ironman’ mode that increases the damage to 5 times greater impact than normal mode.

  • Overhaul of the original localization to enhance the user experience

  • Italian and Traditional Chinese languages added for a total of 11 in-game languages (Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese).

Limited Run Games will be also be making announcements about the pre-order for the physical edition on both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 soon.

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BioWare Veterans Reveal Hindsight 20/20!

AUSTIN, Texas – April 24, 2019 – Hindsight 20/20, the single-player action-adventure game with morality-based decisions from BioWare, ArenaNet, and Sucker Punch veterans at Triple-I Games, releases on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac in 2020.

The peaceful town of Champaner holds life sacred above all else. A calamitous virus capable of turning people into blood-thirsty beasts called Raakshasas threatens Champaner’s harmonious ways. In response, King Marcos orders the kidnapping and execution of all Raakshasas including Seth, the leader of the beasts. Seth flees and forms a rival town called Gibsonia, a safe haven for anyone who has or could turn into a Raakshasa. He then opens a powerful rift over Champaner, capable of destroying the kingdom at any time.

At the center of this developing war is a fated one-armed man named Jehan who lived in Champaner, until his father was killed. Jehan’s malleability and freedom of choice form the crux of Hindsight 20/20. Will he uphold the values of his hometown by avoiding bloodshed? Or will the murder of his father fuel him with a rage that can only be quelled with the death of those responsible? Perhaps there is a middle ground, where violence justifies a peaceful end. Survive in a world of grey by deciding who Jehan really is and what motivates him.

Before every battle, choose whether Jehan will be merciful or relentless by wielding either a baton to stun enemies or a blade to cut them down. Conflict is unavoidable in tumultuous times, but using the stun baton convinces residents of Champaner that Jehan respects their beliefs, even if he still resorts to combat. Enemy behavior changes based on weapon choice. Soldiers fight desperately when they believe their lives might be in danger. Earn fearsome, violent abilities by killing, or resourceful skills based on pacifism by choosing the high road.

Decisions have long-lasting repercussions. When a best friend considers suicide due to Raakshasa infection, talking him down may seem like the “right” thing to do. But if he turns and kills, who is at fault? Sparing Jehan’s father’s killer preserves Champaner’s values, but he may return, stronger and more ruthless than before. Hindsight 20/20 explores themes of morality at times of crisis, segregation, regret, peace, and self-criticism. Sometimes the smallest actions have the largest consequences. Drastically different endings inspire multiple playthroughs.

Resolve conflict through ruthless or merciful means, solve environmental puzzles, complete side quests and forge Jehan’s personal path in a fantastical world that merges technology and magic. The stylized aesthetic inspired by classic Zelda games is punctuated with a wide-ranging musical sweep of tragedy, majesty, and primal forces.

“Hindsight 20/20 was born when I really came to terms with what that phrase means as a philosophy,” said Hemanshu Chhabra, creative director at Triple-I Games. “So many of us look back on decisions they regret, so I wanted to make a game that encapsulates this feeling and allows players to go back and really see what differences they could have made.”

Hindsight 20/20 will be available in English on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Windows and Mac in Q1/Q2 2020.

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Puyo Puyo Champions Calls on All Competitors May 7th 2019!

IRVINE, Calif. – April 23, 2019 – Puyo Puyo Champions (released in Asia as Puyo Puyo eSports) is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC on May 7, 2019 – just two weeks from now – for only $9.99! Whether you’re looking to sharpen your skills or want to see what all the excitement is about, the latest entry in the colorful puzzle series lets you partake in the popping sensation that is Puyo Puyo at a very affordable price.

With 24 lovable characters to choose from and new features designed to make the game accessible to players of all skill levels, there’s even more reasons to give Puyo Puyo a try!

Puyo Puyo Champions Features:

  • The Preferred Way to PlayWith a strong focus on global online competitive multiplayer, Puyo Puyo Champions is based on the fan-favorite rulesets of Puyo Puyo 2 (Tsu) and Puyo Puyo Fever. This includes the popular “Fever Mode” where you crush your opponents with ready-made chains!
  • Tournament Mode–Duke it out for bragging rights in the brand-new, eight-player Tournament mode that lets you scratch that competitive itch locally with friends and family.
  • Improved Replay System-Pull off a devastating chain combo? Alongside auto-saved replays, Battle History provides a visual timeline of the biggest moments of a game with timestamps, so you never have to worry about missing a thing.
  • Dual AudioPlayers have the option to enjoy Puyo Puyo Champions with the original Japanese voice acting and either English, French, German, or Spanish text.

These fantastic features along with the improved HD visuals makes Puyo Puyo Champions an incredible value you can’t miss out on!

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Kick it to the rhythm in Muse Dash – Coming Nintendo Switch this June!

April 19th, 2019 — X.D. Network are excited to announce that Muse Dash, the rhythm action title from PeroPeroGames, is coming this June to PC and the Nintendo Switch! Having established a passionate following in Japan, and after extensive fan requests for PC and Nintendo Switch versions, Muse Dash will finally hit both platforms with a limited-time exclusive Marija skin on PC and Nintendo Switch, and all DLC from previous versions included for the Nintendo Switch!

Given the Players’ Choice award by TapTap and best indie game of 2018 awards from other platforms, Muse Dash has secured a special spot in many players’ hearts, and now the waifus are here to collect yours too. The team teased fans with a Nintendo Direct peek, but the time is officially coming to test your twitch reflexes on new platforms with over 80 unique J-Pop, Pop, Trance, and Vocaloid songs to play, and 3 Anime heroines (voiced in Japanese) to choose from as playable characters!

Simple 2-button controls make Muse Dash easy for players to jump into, with action side-scroller mechanics like traditional rhythm game instrument solos, timed dodges, and beat-based enemy attacks all mixed together to mash the perfect jam. Rhythm game players will also find depth in Muse Dash, as mastering each song takes more than just a few tries. Each song comes with trophies to unlock, leaderboards to make your mark on, and 3 difficulties to suit your style. Focus on your rhythmic abilities while keeping those reflexes strong to become a true master of Muse Dash!

Players’ choice of songs is also reflected in how Muse Dash plays, as different musical genres present varied challenges. Explore the full musical lineup to see a wide variety of locations, enemies, and bosses this Summer on PC or Nintendo Switch!

What to expect from Muse Dash:

  • Launch on Nintendo Switch and PC in June 2019
  • Nintendo Switch version will have free DLC updates
  • Over 80 songs to master in-game
  • Rhythm mashed gameplay with surprising depth
  • A variety of stages, enemies, and bosses to face representing different music genres
  • Limited-time exclusive Marija skin
  • 3 unique heroines to play, each coming with their own pets, and unlockable outfits
  • Leaderboards for each song to challenge yourself against the very best in Muse Dash!
  • High-level difficulty options for rhythm game players who want to master Muse Dash

The PC and Nintendo Switch versions of Muse Dash will include English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified and traditional Chinese localization options for players to choose from. The Nintendo Switch version will launch on the e-shop in Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia with DLC included, while the PC release will be worldwide with DLC available separately.

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The remake of the FPS XIII is announced with a teaser!

Paris – April 18th, 2019 – Microïds and PlayMagic Ltd unveil today a teaser for the remake of the cult classic XIII, the cel-shading FPS initially released in 2003. Players will be delighted to learn that XIII’s remake will be available the 13th of November 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac!

Based on the first five volumes of the eponymous comic book series, XIII conquered the gamers’ hearts with its unparalleled mix between a story-driven adventure, a solid gameplay and a unique artistic direction.

“We aim to craft the finest adventure for players and XIII is definitely in line with our publishing strategy. Revisiting this game came naturally as we felt this unique kind of story driven FPS experience was missing in today’s gaming landscape. Our goal is to bring XIII’s compelling story to a new generation of players with the best possible graphics and animations.” Declares François Coulon – Head of Production at Microïds

The PlayMagic team is very excited for the opportunity to remake a true classic; modernizing the graphics, sound and animations while remaining faithful to the original XIII’s incredible look and feel. XIII’s gameplay mechanics are being reworked in an effort to modernize the experience in a way that encompasses the original spirit of the game. We are sure that the fans of the original game will love rediscovering one of their all time favorites while new players discover a truly iconic masterpiece in a new light.” Declares Giuseppe Crugliano, CEO & Creative Director at PlayMagic Ltd.

The story:

Play as «Thirteen», a talented soldier who lost his memory and has been accused of killing the President of the United States. You wake up injured and amnesic on Brighton Beach with the only clue being a small key and a mysterious tattoo « XIII » next to your clavicle. It’s now your job to search for answers in the 34 levels of the solo campaign. Don’t worry, you will find the appropriate weapon arsenal along the way.

More information about this remake will be revealed soon… Stay tuned!

XIII’s remake will be available the 13th of November 2019, both in physical and in digital editions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. The rating is still pending.

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Lead an army of ghoulish goons in turn-based strategy RPG Reverse Crawl For Nintendo Switch!

April 18 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati and one-man developer Nerdook (Monster Slayers, Vertical Drop Heroes) are delighted to announce that turn-based strategy RPG Reverse Crawl is coming soon to Nintendo Switch – the game will be available to download from the eShop from May 10th.

The Switch version features an all-new local PvP mode to complement Campaign and Endless modes, while the game’s UI has been specifically modified for Nintendo’s console.

Reverse Crawl inverts the classic dungeon crawling premise, putting players in the claws and armored boots of monsters, undead, and other fantasy enemies in a quest to defeat heroic warriors and their Red Queen.

Includes a brand new local PvP mode, created exclusively for the Nintendo Switch version.

Key features

  • Vanquish foes using a deceptively deep tactical turn-based combat system
  • Assemble an army of dark dungeon dwellers, including skeletons, zombies, goblins and more
  • A dynamic campaign that’s different each time, complete with a branching storyline
  • Battle your way through Campaign and Endless modes, and an all-new local PvP mode
  • Unlock new minions, traits and powers as you play
  • Created by one-man indie machine, Nerdook (Monster Slayers, Vertical Drop Heroes)

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