Shinobi non Grata Physical Pre-orders Begin Jan 29th for Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – 26 January 2023 – Strictly Limited Games, in partnership with Flyhigh Works, Studio PICO and Esquadra are delighted to announce the pre-order start for exclusive and highly limited boxed editions of Shinobi non Grata. This exciting release of the upcoming retro indie platformer is scheduled to launch in autumn 2023 and eager collectors can already pre-order their exclusive Limited Edition, starting on Sunday the 29th of January!

These editions will only be available at Strictly Limited Games and will be the only physical version of the game.

About Shinobi non Grata:

It is 1838, the 9th year of the Tenpō era – a time of turmoil in Japan. Genba Kisaragi, leader of the Oboro Ittō clan forms an alliance with demons with the objective of overthrowing the bakufu government. Only one dares stand before them; Kaina, the descendent of a bloodline of shinobi specialized in fighting demons.

Grab your trusty sword Murasame and survive the bloodshed in this hardcore 2D ninja action game! By using your seven shinobi weapons like Shuriken, Kusarigama and Elekiter, you’ll fight your way through hordes of enemies!

Discover many different locations like an abandoned shrine, a valley of ghosts, a ninja mansion and defeat the boss at the end of each… But watch out, they won’t go down easily.

Features:

  • Peak 8-bit pixel art reminiscent of the best of the PC Engine and its contemporaries
  • Challenging gameplay hailing back to the classics of the genre
  • Each boss requires its own strategy and clever use of the ninja tools
  • Soundtrack by hydden blending traditional Japanese tunes with chiptune sound
  • Ninja vs. Zombies!

Limited Editions:

Shinobi non Grata gets physical, powered by Strictly Limited Games. The Limited Editions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 (PS4) can only be found there.

The Limited Edition is limited to 2,500 individually numbered copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,300 for PS4, at a price of 29.99€ / $29.99.

The Special Limited Edition is limited to 1,500 individually numbered copies for Nintendo Switch and 700 for PS4, at a price of 49.99€ / $49.99.

Both editions will be available for pre-order on Sunday the 29th of January, at 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST / 5 PM CET and shipping is expected for autumn 2023.

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Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

With the perfect blend of platforming and RPG action throughout, the Wonder Boy series has delighted generations of gamers! The digital edition of this beloved classic is now available online in Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store.

Check out the brand-new trailer for a closer look.

  • A complete package of Wonder Boy history
  • Crisp chiptune audio, perfect pixel art
  • Save anywhere’ feature
  • Rewind function to start over at any time
  • A map mode that shows the location of hidden items
  • A gallery mode containing valuable materials from the time of release
  • Menus in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese!

The boxed Collector’s Editions of Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection will be available at Strictly Limited Games.

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Risen is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Vienna/Austria, January 24th, 2023: The time has come to explore Faranga and stand your ground against the danger that awaits! THQ Nordic is excited to announce that Risen is releasing today on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, and Nintendo Switch!. In addition, THQ Nordic has partnered exclusively with GameStop to bring Risen to PS4 and Nintendo Switch players in North America.

Inquisitor Mendoza has arrived on Faranga, an island inhabited by numerous vicious creatures and ruled by the enigmatic Don Esteban. Ruins have risen from the ground across Faranga, with dangerous monsters slowly taking control of the island. Mendoza wants to investigate and desperately needs your assistance – will you help him? Find yourself caught amidst rebellion, tyranny, and mystic rituals, with the ultimate decision of which way the pendulum of fate swings laying in your hands.

Delve into the gritty and atmospheric world of Risen, where every action has a consequence. Master the sword, learn the art of staff fighting, or become a powerful mage, forging your path across a land filled with mysterious earthquakes, fearsome monsters, and unimaginable treasures.

About Risen

The volcanic island of Faranga is being terrorized by monstrous creatures. Wield sword, staff and over 20 spells to defend the land and shape its ultimate fate, with no loading screens for a seamless open world RPG adventure.

  • Port of the cult RPG with full gamepad controls and reworked UI
  • Open world action RPG where every action has consequences
  • Divided into 4 chapters, letting you decide which side you will join
  • Over 20 different spells to choose from, cast either through scrolls or runes
  • Fully seamless world streaming support – No loading screens
  • With each level, your character will learn and improve their skills
  • Countless side quests and creatures to discover
  • Over 60 hours of immersive open world gameplay

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Saga of Sins Launches March 30th for Nintendo Switch!

Paris, France, Munich, Germany – January 24th, 2023 – German developer Bonus Level Entertainment and French publisher Just For Games are blessed to reveal the release date for their upcoming expiatory story-arcade game: Saga of Sins is coming March 30th 2023 to Steam, Steam Deck, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series S|X and Nintendo Switch.

Discover in the game’s new trailer the Seven Deadly Sins and their own environments within the game fully revealed. Fully? Wait for the full release and you’ll know.

Sins have entirely bedeviled the villagers’ minds. Defeat each of those demonic entities through two action levels and one final epic boss-fight, resulting in 14 action-levels and 7 boss battles.

Additionally, there are 10 puzzle & skill-test levels in the game, as you can also enter the minds of innocent villagers.

Available as of today, the Steam Demo offers PC Gamers the privilege to be the firsts to visit the villagers’ minds and heal them from the curse that pervades into Sinwell. Incarnate Cecil, our hero, and his first demonic creature: the howling werewolf. Visit the spirits of the first villagers intoxicated with excess in the Gluttony Levels and triumph over its terrifying Boss: Hogissimus!

Saga of Sins will also be featured during the Steam Demo Festival starting Feb 6th, 2023 with exclusive live sessions and interviews!

About Saga of Sins:

Saga of Sins is an unholy action-adventure featuring a mystical storyline and rewarding arcade gameplay! Immerse yourself in a world of stained glass inspired by the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. (1450-1516)

Play as the righteous cleric Cecil who can enter people’s minds by transforming into four unique demonic creatures such as a howling werewolf or a fierce gargoyle. Fight the seven deadly Sins and free the plague infested village of Sinwell. Every creature has individual skills that can be upgraded by spending the gold dropped by enemies. Once unlocked you can switch between the creatures on the fly to take advantage of their unique abilities.

However, not everything is as it seems, and an increased amount of unsettling things start to happen. Has evil befallen Sinwell? Or is Cecil simply losing his mind? Be prepared for inner conflict and surprising twists.

Saga of Sins’ unique stained art glass style, the combination of a mystical storyline and rewarding arcade gameplay will delight action lovers. Therefore, we can call it a one of a kind “story-arcade” game.

Saga Of Sins will be available on March 30th, 2023 on PC via Steam, Steam Deck, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series S|X and Nintendo Switch.

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SteamWorld Build Unveiled For 2023 Release!

Gothenburg, Sweden – January 23rd, 2023 – SteamWorld is back! During the SteamWorld Telegraph: Special Broadcast event live streamed earlier today on Twitch, YouTube and Steam, Thunderful and internal development studio The Station unveiled a brand new entry in the beloved franchise: SteamWorld Build. As is tradition with the franchise, SteamWorld Build takes a well known genre and gives it a unique twist, delivering a multi-level city-building experience that tasks you with constructing a thriving town above ground, while mining resources and dealing with monsters below. SteamWorld Build will release on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch later in 2023.

Thunderful and The Station are also excited to announce that a demo for SteamWorld Build is available on Steam now! Additionally, to celebrate the return of the SteamWorld franchise, all the previous games in the series are now discounted on Steam as part of the SteamWorld Build Announcement Sale. If you don’t already know what all the fuss is about when it comes to this multi award-winning series, this is the perfect opportunity to find out.

In SteamWorld Build, you are the architect of a SteamWorld mining town. Break ground and raise houses for your steambot citizens, keep them fed and provide some rootin’-tootin’ entertainment. You’ll also venture into the abandoned mine sitting under your town, rumoured to be filled with ancient tech that holds the key to escaping impending doom. Use the natural resources above ground and the abundant ores buried in the mine to expand your town. Stimulate new residential tiers to join the quest to dig deeper, unearth untold riches and ultimately help them to hightail it off the planet!

SteamWorld Build has been developed on PC and console simultaneously, ensuring that the game’s design, UX and UI all work just as well with a controller in hand, as they do with mouse and keyboard. The game features a user-friendly interface and mechanics designed to cater to both experienced players and newcomers to the city builder genre, further refined by three difficulty levels to choose from.

During the Special Broadcast, SteamWorld Universe and Franchise Director, Brjánn Sigurgeirsson announced that more news on all things SteamWorld will be shared later this year when SteamWorld Telegraph debuts as a community-focused show. Having worked on the SteamWorld series from the very beginning, Brjánn will be collaborating with all the Thunderful studios developing SteamWorld titles, ensuring quality and consistency across all the games as the series expands in the years ahead.

“When The Station joined Thunderful in 2020 and told us that they wanted to make a city builder, we thought it offered a great opportunity for SteamWorld and Thunderful to move into another new genre,” said Brjánn Sigurgeirsson. “They know what it means to work on big IPs thanks to their experience developing for LittleBigPlanet, including crossovers with God of WarDark Souls and many more. After losing plenty of hours getting sucked into the amazing gameplay loop they’ve created between overground city-building and underground mining, I can tell you that I’m really proud of what they’ve managed to do within the SteamWorld universe.”

“Having the opportunity to work on an award-winning franchise that’s loved by fans was a real honour for us,” said Adam Vassee, producer at The Station. “We’ve put a lot of effort into making sure the game retains the charming character of previous entries, but we’re also lucky in that the SteamWorld series is all about trying new things. That’s been liberating in allowing us to put our own twist on SteamWorld and the city builder genre to craft an intuitive Anno meets Dungeon Keeper style system that we think is unlike anything else out there.”

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Enter Trenches Today on Nintendo Switch!

Indie publisher Ratalaika Games, together with developer Steelkrill Studio, announce the WW1 survival horror experience Trenches released today 20th January. Reased on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch, priced at $9.99 €9/99, its atmospheric setting is a stark reminder of a period that will send chills down your spine!

Features and Gameplay Elements Include:

  • Randomised actions and scares
  • Every changing setting, puzzles and challenges.
  • Freedom to explore
  • Lots of objectives to find
  • Two game modes
  • Surprises galore…

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Heartfelt Pixel Adventure, A Space for the Unbound, Faces the End of the World Today!

VANCOUVER, Canada — January 19, 2022 — A Space for the Unbound, the heartwarming slice-of-life adventure featuring a boy and girl with supernatural powers from developer Mojiken Studio and publishers Toge Productions and Chorus Worldwide, arrives today on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch for $19.99/€19.99/£17.99.

Set in rural Indonesia in the 1990s, A Space for the Unbound’s interactive narrative embraces magical realism as the townsfolk face their innermost struggles. Starring Atma and Raya, two high school sweethearts bound by their teeming creativity, the duo embarks on a journey to uplift those around them as the threat of a comet collision looms in the distance.

Despite the alluring pixel environments and vibrant retro aesthetic, juxtaposing melancholy themes of depression and anxiety permeate. A magical red book grants two protagonists the ability to dive into the consciousness of others to rid them of the unsettling sensations plaguing their daily lives and grim predicaments. Every resident has a story to tell, yearning to quell their stirring emotions and once again feel at ease.

The threat of cosmic disaster creates a collective feeling of despair spreading across this humble community. Guided by their newfound supernatural powers, the central figures of this poignant tale navigate the hardships of others in order to help heal the world around them. Join Atma and Raya on A Space for the Unbound’s tale of self-discovery, and confront the most overwhelming obstacles of everyday life.

“We are proud to highlight a beautiful place such as Indonesia and bring this tale to life,” said Dimas Novan, Creator of A Space for the Unbound at Mojiken Studio. “The passion we feel for our communities and creating a story that resonates is seen all throughout this melancholy yet ultimately uplifting adventure.”

A Space for the Unbound is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox, and PC via Steam for $19.99/€19.99/£17.99 with support for English, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. For more updates, follow Toge Productions, Mojiken Studio, A Space For The Unbound, and Chorus Worldwide on Twitter, or visit the official website for Chorus Worldwide.

Chorus Worldwide and A Space for the Unbound PC publisher Toge Studios also recently announced that the Toge-developed Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, the sequel to the 2020 heart-to-heart talking sim played by millions, serves up a fresh cup of coffee Thursday, April 20 on Steam and GOG for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 & 5, and Xbox One / Series X|S.

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Wonderland Nights Arrive Jan 27th on Nintendo Switch!

Indie publisher Ratalaika Games, together with developer Sky Bear Games, is delighted to announce Wonderland Nights: White Rabbit’s Diary; a very unique and compelling journey set in the world of Alice in Wonderland. Scheduled for release on the 27th January 2023 coming on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch, priced at $6.99 / €6.99. Assuming the role of the White Rabbit this schedule /diary based visual novel will pull you into a world of make believe.

Setting the Scene…

Wonderland Nights: White Rabbit’s Diary is intended to be a loose sequel to the events of Alice in Wonderland. Alice experienced a catastrophe that happened years ago, and culminated in the death of the previous Queen of Hearts, mother of the current Queen. In the intervening years the story of her brief jaunt through Wonderland has become more scary and elaborate in the telling, to the point where she becomes a boogie man figure.

The four nations of Wonderland meet every year to agree on shared policies and enact their various schemes against each other. There are personal vendettas to resolve and enchantments hidden everywhere, and did someone mention the dreaded Alice? You are the White Rabbit, and your job is to organise the schedule for the annual summit. Every decision you make affects the destiny of Wonderland!

Will the King of the barbaric desert of Clubs declare active war on the pastoral paradise of Hearts? Will Prince John of the psychedelic land of Spades be able to elope with Princess Julie of the wealthy Diamond nation – two nations that are deadly enemies? What’s up with the King and Queen of Spades’ weird marriage? Does the King of Hearts suspect his loyal Duke Jorge of having an affair with his wife? Explore this and much more as you negotiate the likes and dislikes of the twelve guests of the summit.

  1. Is war allowed to take place in the next year?
  2. Is magic allowed to be used?
  3. Will the nations trade freely, or with taxation?
  4. Will the borders between the nations be opened or closed?

There are 16 different political endings to unlock.

But on top of that, there are personal plots between all of the characters that can be unlocked using different combinations of pairings (the way to unlock things is hinted at in the Notes section of the in-game menu, and there is an extensive guide published online).

You are in charge

The White Rabbit is in charge of planning the interactions, and is a bit of a meddler. Sometimes they are dragged into the plotlines by other characters, but oftentimes they must sit by helplessly and watch the consequences of their actions unravel. That can be a bit of an unusual experience for players at first, taking on a role that’s a facilitator rather than someone pursuing direct goals. But every action taken leads to the ultimate ending, which does have direct consequences on the life of White Rabbit.

Stories are unlocked over a series of playthroughs, with the in-game Codex magically remembering things from previous playthroughs for White Rabbit to read. For the most part, White Rabbit watches the proceedings as an unobtrusive observer… a spy, perhaps… and while they do not interrupt the royals and nobles during their activity, they get an opportunity to correct the course of events the next day by choosing how they pair people and activities.

Features include:

  • Lots of replayability
  • 42 achievements, 14 characters
  • 25000+ words in almost 3000 lines of dialogue – each playthrough only reveals at most 1/12th of the whole fabric of the story
  • Fully voice-acted dialogue
  • Gallery with 36 pieces of unlockable artChoose between simple choice menu for first time players, and the drag and drop choice menu for the power players, with randomizer, repeat and reset functions
  • Player codex containing unlockable information about characters’ relationships, secrets, motivations, and player goals and event history

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Ninja JaJaMaru Coming to Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – 19 January 2023 – First released in the late 80s, the Ninja JaJaMaru series steadily became one of the best-selling Famicom releases in Japan! ININ Games is excited to announce the pre-order start of the three incredible Ninja JaJaMaru collections, with games never before released in the West from the developers at City Connection. The physical version of Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle+Hell Deluxe Edition is available now for pre-order on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Both physical and digital versions release on February 21!

Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell Deluxe Edition is a must-have for both old and new fans of this Japanese action-adventure platformer! This collection includes six of the series’ most important games, so international fans can finally experience some of these classics for the first time ever! The special +Hell update features new original music and two new boss battles in the unlockable Hell Mode. With this iconic series restored to new glory, this collection is definitely one you cannot miss.

The physical edition of Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell Deluxe Edition is now available for pre-order on PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Nintendo Switch.

Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell Deluxe Edition features the following titles:

  • Ninja JaJaMaru-kun (1985, Famicom/NES®)
  • JaJaMaru’ no Daibouken (1986, Famicom/NES®)
  • Oira JaJaMaru! Sekai Daibouken (1990, Game Boy)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru – Gingadaisakusen (1991, Famicom/NES®)
  • Super Ninja-kid (1994, Super Famicom/SNES®)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell (2022)

More of a fan of JRPGs? ININ Games will also publish Ninja JaJaMaru: The Lost RPGs, a bundle of two RPG entries of this franchise that have never been released outside Japan! For the first time ever, fans all over the world will get the chance to play “Ninja JaJaMaru: Ninpouchou” and “Ninja JaJaMaru: Gekimaden – Maboroshi no Kinmajou” – fully localized in English! Ninja JaJaMaru: The Lost RPGs will be available as a digital download.

Ninja JaJaMaru: The Lost RPGs is comprised of the following titles:

  • Ninja JaJaMaru: Ninpouchou (1989, Famicom/NES®)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: Gekimaden – Maboroshi no Kinmajou (1990, Famicom/NES®)

The last collection, JaJaMaru: Legendary Ninja Collection, is a catch for all fans of the franchise who want the full Ninja JaJaMaru experience. JaJaMaru: Legendary Ninja Collection includes all titles of the previously mentioned collections and will be an ININ Games digital-only release for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

JaJaMaru: Legendary Ninja Collection contains the following titles:

  • Ninja JaJaMaru-kun (1985, Famicom/NES®)
  • JaJaMaru no Daibouken (1986, Famicom/NES®)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: Ninpouchou (1989, Famicom/NES®)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: Gekimaden – Maboroshi no Kinmajou (1990, Famicom/NES®)
  • Oira JaJaMaru! Sekai Daibouken (1990, Game Boy)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru – Gingadaisakusen (1991, Famicom/NES®)
  • Super Ninja-kid (1994, Super Famicom/SNES®)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell (2022)

For retro gaming enthusiasts, limited physical editions of JaJaMaru: Legendary Ninja Collection will be exclusively available via Strictly Limited Games.

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Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX Announced for Nintendo Switch!

Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX is coming to Nintendo SwitchPS4PS5Xbox One, and Xbox X|S in summer 2023!

Soar sky-high in Raiden III x MIKADO MANIAX, an electrifying entry in the classic arcade shoot-‘em-up series! Customize your music, wallpapers, game mode, and more before launching into high-octane aerial action!

Gear up for the battles that await you by joining the retweet contest for a chance to win a Limited Edition!

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