Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Slated for March 16th Release on Nintendo Switch!

Vienna, Austria, January 19, 2021 – THQ Nordic today confirmed that Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is scheduled for Nintendo Switch release on March 16, 2021! This release will mark the handheld debut of the RPG franchise long coveted for gameplay that combines might, finesse and sorcery. The game comes with three DLC’s: The Teeth of NarosLegend of Dead Kel and Weapons and Armor bundles. Switch™ players will experience an unprecedented amount of gameplay – hundreds of hours of exploration, dynamic combat and adventuring await!

In addition, THQ Nordic confirmed plans for the adventures in Amalur to continue later this year with the brand new Kingdoms of Amalur expansion: Fatesworn.

About Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston, comes Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay Re-Reckoning delivers intense, customizable RPG combat inside a sprawling game world. Uncover the secrets of Amalur, from the vibrant city of Rathir to the vast region of Dalentarth to the grim dungeons of the Brigand Hall Caverns. Rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war and control the keys to immortality as the first warrior ever to be resurrected from the grips of death.

  • Build the ideal character for the most intense combat, choosing from a countless combinations of skills, abilities, weapons and pieces of armor
  • The revolutionary Destiny system allows you to continuously evolve your character class to your style of play
  • Seamlessly integrate magical and melee attacks as you take on scores of enemies in grand fight sequences and finish them off with brutal Fateshift kills
  • Extend your experience in Amalur with all DLC from the original release, from Teeth of Naros to Legend of Dead Kel and more!
  • Hundreds of hours of RPG play await! Travel from the vibrant city of Rathir, to the vast region of Dalentarth, and the grim dungeons of the Brigand Hall Caverns as you uncover the secrets of Amalur!
  • Explore deep levels of lore in a universe steeped in 10,000 years of fiction created by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore
  • Enjoy countless side quests rich in political intrigue, romance, sinister magic, and even whimsy – all central to the primary mission
  • Rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war and control the keys to immortality as the first warrior ever to be resurrected from the grips of death
  • Explore a sprawling game world hailed as having “more content than any single-player game deserves!”
  • Improved graphical fidelity in Re-Reckoning

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Fallen Legion Revenants Demo and Digital Preorders are Available Now!

Get a sneak peek into what fate has in store for Lucien and Rowena with the Fallen Legion Revenants demo; download now for PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch. Vanquish monsters and manipulate the odds to seek vengeance through steel and secrecy in a dangerous game of wits and might.

Save data can be transferred into the full game when Fallen Legion Revenants launches on February 16.

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Surreal PS1-Inspired Anodyne 2 Launches Feb 18th on Nintendo Switch!

MINNEAPOLIS — January 19, 2021 — Anodyne 2: Return to Dust, the deeply personal lo-fi 2D and 3D adventure game from developer Analgesic Productions and publisher Ratalaika Games S.L., ventures forth from PC to clear the dust for a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 launch February 18.

Awaken to a surreal realm of dream-logic as Nova, The Center’s newest-appointed Nano Cleaner. After Nova’s guardians welcome her to the world, they explain her purpose: shrinking to enter denizens of the land, then removing any Nano Dust distorting their emotions and desires. Go forth into the beautifully bizarre world of New Theland on a journey playing with the conventions of genre, perspective, and tone.

Explore expansive 3D landscapes inspired by the PlayStation 1 and Nintendo 64 era. Transform into a car to quickly cover ground in the overworld, then shrink down to enter denizens in need of assistance. Upon entering their mindscapes, the world shifts to a gorgeous 2D GBA/SNES-like aesthetic representing Anodyne 2’s dungeons. Wisely wield Nova’s Nano Vacuum to solve puzzles, battle bosses, and ultimately clean up the troublesome Nano Dust.

Investigate the many mysteries of New Theland to discover Cards. Deposit Nano Dust and Cards at the main city to unlock more of the world and encounter perspectives differing from The Center’s established ideals. Perhaps simply vacuuming problems out instead of analyzing and coping with them ultimately harms rather than heals. Continue to donate Nano Dust to The Center to maintain a safe status quo, or learn an altogether new way to live.

Created by only two people, Melos Han-Tani and Marina Kittaka, Anodyne 2 occasionally offers peeks behind the curtain of game development. Unlock Metacoins hidden in devious locations later in the game to hear directly from the devs about their design process and even explore cut levels. Succumb to Han-Tani’s ethereal soundtrack while wandering through Kittaka’s handcrafted world.

“Anodyne 2 drifts from whimsical to sometimes strange and scary places,” said Melos Han-Tani, co-founder of Analgesic Studios. “But ultimately it’s been known to inspire hope, and we welcome a new audience into our world with open arms.”

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 February 18 for $19.99 in English, French, German, Spanish (Spain), Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and Japanese.

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Discover the Gameplay of Cultist Simulator, launching February 2nd on Nintendo Switch!

Montpellier, France – January 19th 2021: With a new platform comes a new interface! Cultist Simulator: Initiate Edition has been reworked to better fit the Nintendo Switch and provide you with the best experience possible.

Discover how you can create your own cult and channel occult forces on the Nintendo Switch with the brand new Gameplay Trailer.

Having built up a cult following on PC and mobile, Cultist Simulator: Initiate Edition sets its sights on the Nintendo Switch. This special edition launches on 2nd February 2021, and will cost $19.99 / €19.99. Not only that, the game will be available at a special 30% off launch price until February 16th 2021.

The Nintendo Switch™ edition includes the base game and first three DLCs as standard: the Dancer, the Priest, and the Ghoul. Strip yourself of your skin. Fan the fervour of zealots. Paint the invisible arts in the colors of the dead.

The Nintendo Switch™ version will launch along with an optional add-on, the Exile DLC. The Exile is the latest and largest expansion to Cultist Simulator, adding a whole new game mode and a third more content. The Exile also launches on the Nintendo Switch™ on 2nd February 2021, and costs $6.99 / €6.99.

Cultist Simulator is a game of apocalypse and yearning. Play as a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories. Perhaps you’re looking for knowledge, or power, or beauty, or revenge. Perhaps you just want the colors beneath the skin of the world.

In this roguelike narrative card game, what you find may transform you forever. Every choice you make, from moment to moment, doesn’t just advance the narrative – it also shapes it.

Become a scholar of the unseen arts. Search your dreams for sanity-twisting rituals. Craft tools and summon spirits. Indoctrinate innocents. Seize your place as the herald of a new age.

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The Phantom Thieves Go All Out! New Persona 5 Strikers All-Out-Action Trailer Released Today!

IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 15, 2021 – The Phantom Thieves are ready to Strike Back with a brand new All-Out-Action Trailer, just released today. Play as your favorite character and take the Phantom Thieves to a whole new level in Persona 5 Strikers!

Persona 5 Strikers is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam on February 23! Players who pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition now will get access to the game four days early, on February 19.

Persona 5 Strikers takes players on an epic road trip with the Phantom Thieves, where they strike back against the corruption overwhelming cities across Japan. A summer vacation with close friends takes a sudden turn as a distorted reality emerges; reveal the truth and redeem the hearts of those imprisoned at the center of the crisis!

New story and sights – Persona 5 Strikers features a deep story campaign and thrilling combat that makes for a true Persona experience. Visit 6 different cities across Japan, cook tantalizing regional recipes, and lend a helping hand to those in need; then fight against the Shadows to uncover the source of the corruption within the Metaverse dungeons. Jump into the story whether you are a newcomer to the series or a longtime fan!

Fight with Style – Attack enemies in the hybrid battle system that fuses explosive action-combat with pause-and-plan sequences to decide your next strategic move. Gain an advantage over your enemies by ambushing them, striking their elemental weaknesses to knock them down, and deal the finishing blow with an All-Out Attack!

Harness the Phantom Thieves’ full strength – All Phantom Thieves are fully playable, so utilize each character’s specific skills and summon their Personas for smooth, elegant combat! Strengthen their skills and abilities and fight with your own style. Each character has their own unique suite of wide-ranging, flashy spells and magic to clear out big hordes. Have you ever wanted to fight as a giant cat bus? Well, look no further. Persona 5 Strikers is purrfect for you.

SEGA has revealed the pre-order packages and bonus items for each:

Pre-order Packages

Digital Deluxe Edition – $69.99

Pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition from PlayStation Store, the Nintendo eShop, or the Steam Store! The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Exclusive access to the game four days early, on February 19
  • Bonus Content Digital Download
    • Digital Art Book
  • Digital Soundtrack – Over 40 songs included
  • Behind-the-Scenes Video – Making of the Music “You Are Stronger” and “Towards a Dream”
  • Persona Legacy BGM
    • Persona 1 and Persona 1 PSP remake
  • Persona 2 Innocent Sin and Persona 2 Eternal Punishment
  • Persona 3 and Persona 3 Portable
  • Persona 4 and Persona 4 Golden
  • All-out Attack Pack
    • Boost Skills Pack
  • Basic Affinity Skills Pack
  • Ally Buff Skills Pack
  • Armor Pack
  • Persona Points
  • Enemy Debuff Skills Pack

Standard Edition – $59.99

Pre-order Persona 5 Strikers from digital and physical retailers now! All pre-orders, digital or physical, come with access to the Bonus Content Digital Download.

Physical store pre-order bonus items and links below.

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Tunnel of Doom is Coming to Nintendo Switch in Q2 2021!

14 January, 2021 – Indie publisher Digerati is delighted to announce Tunnel of Doom – an easy-to-pick-up action rogue-lite that combines real-time tower defense with melee and ranged combat gameplay. Tunnel of Doom will launch Q2 2021 on Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One (backwards compatible with Xbox Series X/S).

PC players will be able to try Tunnel of Doom before its launch, thanks to an upcoming open beta, which is scheduled to run 29 Jan – 1 Feb. To participate in the beta, players can sign-up now at the following link: https://www.digerati.games/tunnelbeta

Tunnel of Doom is the second game from Helsinki-based developer, Antti Vaihia. After finishing work on his previous project, a 2D arena shooter called Gun Bombers, Vaihia was desperate to start on something new:

“My debut title left a void in my life. I needed another fix to feed the addiction. Luckily, I stumbled upon a tweet from Jan Willem Nijman (Vlambeer) about simple random level generation,” explains Vaihia. “After toying around with this mechanic, I started to imagine the kind of game it could inspire. Sticking with the mining theme of my previous game I set forth to put my own spin to the rogue-lite scene. It’s been a blast. Cheers to you Jan!”

About the game

Tunnel of Doom is an action rogue-lite hybrid that mixes tower defense with melee and ranged combat gameplay. Randomly generated, every run is different as you guide Angel on a quest to rescue her husband. Gather resources, discover perks, and use what you find to battle waves of monsters.

Key features

  • Set Traps: It’s you against the hordes! Boost your chances of success and survival by strategically positioning cannons and barricades before battles begin.
  • Gather Resources: Smash lamps. Destroy crates. Blow up rocks. Search the mine for materials that can be used as makeshift weapons or ammunition for traps.
  • Weapon Combat: If your revolver or rifle ammo is running low… improvise! Throw rocks or glass. Swing your pickaxe. Break out the TNT. Do what it takes to avoid being mobbed by the monsters!
  • Find Perks: Better traps. Improved weapons. More resources. There are 50 perks to discover, each offering an array of stat boosts and gameplay tweaks.
  • Randomly Generated: The layout of the mine, perks, and monster battles change with each new game, meaning every run is different!
  • Dream Mode: Escape the mine to unlock this new, endless challenge.

Tunnel of Doom takes place in 1903 at Goldcrest, a small mining town. Due to an unknown incident, the mayor has shut down the mine until further notice. With her husband trapped inside, Angel enters the mine to investigate and search for survivors. Little does she know, hordes of ghoulish creatures are lurking in the darkness…

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Sonic the Hedgehog Races onto Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Alongside a Brand-New Boss Raid Mode!

IRVINE, Calif. – January 14, 2021 – SEGA is proud to announce that Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, sequel to the beloved crossover of two iconic puzzle series, is receiving the first of its free, post-launch content updates today on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch!

To further light up the colorful puzzle play, players can look forward to a host of new characters, a fresh new game mode, four new BGM (Background Music) tracks, and 20 new player avatars, all detailed below! All this new content will be available to players immediately after they download and install the new update.

  • Four new playable characters to join you on your journey: legendary speedster Sonic the Hedgehog, Lidelle, Ms. Accord and The Ocean Prince, each with their own skills you can utilize in Skill Battle mode
  • New online game mode Boss Raid has you working together with your friends to take down a common foe in co-operative fun
  • Four new BGM (Background Music) tracks including the Sonic the Hedgehog theme song for ultimate immersion as you play
  • 20 new Avatars featuring even more of your favorite Puyo Puyo characters you can use to customize your player profile

As a friendly PSA, players must be on the same version of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 to play online together, so we recommend everyone to update to the latest patch to ensure compatibility.

Sonic the Hedgehog Dashes onto Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 in an Expanded Roster

An already-robust cast grows even larger starting today with four new playable characters joining the game. First up is a special guest from SEGA’s flagship series who needs no introduction, Sonic the Hedgehog! The speedy blue hedgehog lives life by his own rules. He hates dishonesty and injustice, and he’s not afraid to fight for what’s right.

Ms. Accord is a teacher of the Primp Magic School. Though gentle and kind, she’s known to prepare rather peculiar lesson plans. While she only played a minor role in the original Puyo Puyo Tetris, this update marks the first time Ms. Accord will appear as a playable character in a localized release since Puyo Pop Fever.

Next up is Lidelle, a student of Primp Magic School. Known to be mild-mannered and soft-spoken, she is also very shy and hides her horns by wrapping them with her hair. While sharing no blood relation, she considers Dark Prince and Draco her big brother and sister.

Finally, The Ocean Prince is, what else, the prince of the sea, a royal who can be pretty selfish without realizing it. He sometimes takes a human form when he uses a particular spell. Like Ms. Accord and Lidelle, this will mark his first playable appearance since Puyo Pop Fever after making a cameo in Puyo Puyo Tetris.

Team Up for Boss Raid

The new online Boss Raid mode allows you to call upon three of your friends to aid you in your quest to take down a fierce CPU-controlled boss. In addition, for those playing on the Nintendo Switch, you can also cozy up for some couch co-op using the Switch’s local wireless multiplayer.

Following the rules of Skill Battle mode, players will create their team from the now-expanded roster of characters and choosing a party with complementary skills is key to a winning strategy. As you play, you’ll pop Puyos and clear Tetriminos, shaking Garbage Puyos loose and causing the boss to lose HP. If their HP hits 0, you win!

  • Play according to your own skill level by adjusting the difficulty level: as you increase the difficulty, you’ll add on the number of bosses you’ll have to fight in a row; higher difficulties will have different level requirements, so make sure your team has the strength to survive this challenging gauntlet
  • Chance Time can occur when players face random conditions during raids (e.g., inflict X damage at once, survive for X seconds), which upon being fulfilled, inflicts major damage on the boss
  • Bosses have unique skills to keep players on their toes, like Paralyze which stops the player from being able to rotate their pieces for a short time, adding an exciting twist to each battle
  • Item Cards and experience points can be earned from Boss Raids, with better rewards for higher difficulties. Players can use these Item Cards to equip their team of three in the Skill Battle Mode

Players can now access a free demo on Nintendo Switch to experience Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, but hurry as it’s only available for a limited amount of time.

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Sword of the Necromancer Releases its Third and Final Dev Diary!

Barcelona, Spain – January 14th, 2021 – Game developers JanduSoft S.L and Grimorio of Games have released the third and final Developer Diary for their impending monster summoning action roguelike Sword of the Necromancer, ahead of its launch this January 28th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. This video delves into the inspirations behind the story and lore of their impending monster summoning dungeon-crawler. All three dev diaries are available on the Grimorio of Games YouTube channel where the development team provides in-depth behind the scenes peeks into the making of Sword of the Necromancer.

Sword of the Necromancer is a dungeon-crawler action-RPG with roguelike elements where you can revive your defeated enemies to make them fight alongside you. Turn your foes into allies using the forbidden powers of the Sword of the Necromancer and help the rogue Tama reach the dungeon’s depths to summon enough power to bring her beloved priestess Koko back from the dead. Assemble a small army of monsters, equip yourself with weapons and relics, and level up to take on the guardians that stand between you and your goal.

Each attempt gets you closer to the Necromancer. Upon death you’ll lose all your equipped weapons and monsters, but you will retain part of the level you achieved in your run. As you scour deeper through the dungeon you’ll uncover more of Tama and Koko’s past. Don’t want to go it alone? Then use the Flask of Homunculus to create a copy of yourself and play with a friend in local co-op! Additionally, there are IR codes that can be scanned to make the game easier. Or harder. The choice is yours!

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Trails of Cold Steel IV Releases April 9 for Nintendo Switch!

In a world ablaze with war, heroes must unite! The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV for Nintendo Switch will release on April 9, 2021 for North America and Europe, and April 16, 2021 for Oceania! The PC release date will be announced at a later time.Trails of Cold Steel IV is already available to play on PlayStation 4.

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Poison Control Shows Off Gameplay in Latest Trailer!

The latest trailer for Poison Control, coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4 on April 13, showcases the battle system and other gameplay elements. The player character and Poisonette, two souls within a single body, take turns controlling the body to purify Belle’s Hells by encircling poison mires, shooting poison bullets at enemies, and earning stickers upon successful purges to receive passage to Heaven. Getting close to Poisonette through bonding moments may even change the outcome of the story.

NIS America is also hosting a Poison Control Gameplay Trailer Giveaway from January 6 – January 13. One grand prize winner will receive a Poison Control Limited Edition with three additional winners receiving a standard edition of the game. For more details, visit the contest page here.

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