Ratalaika Games Release New Trailer for Remote Life on Nintendo Switch!

May 17th 2022 , Indie publisher Ratalaika Games, together with developer Next Game Level, is on a special countdown for its inspirational Shoot-em-up Remote Life due to be released on May 27th 2022. Releasing on all console platforms, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch, priced at a must have $18.99 / €17.99 / £14.99.

Top Marks

With a crazy number of distinguishing features, neat level design, 3D rendered graphics, insane creature design, cool music and SFX, with the most important focus on challenging gameplay, variety and playability, Remote Life really packs a punch in a retro visionsed game fit for the 2020s.

One Man – One Vision

Remote Life has been put together by a one man production team, with a skill set that is remarkable. Inspired by seeing and playing games from the past decades that have helped formulate and create his concept, design, gameplay elements and mechanics. From Commodore 64, SNES, Sega Genesis and Amiga 500, to current consoles, he has captured the essence of those games and their playability and game feel to create his own unique game – Remote Life…

…and so the story goes

A Huge and menacing Alien Hive is approaching our planet. The only way to defeat it is to get inside and destroy it from the centre. You are John Leone, an ambitious pilot, ready to fire all his ammo inside the jaws of horror! Take your space Jet and save our planet. Discover the reason why the aliens are attacking and experience a mysterious story behind this attack.

Insane and delightful

Insanely scary graphics, with a pointer to sci-fi films of the 80s and 90s, set in a credible alien world, Remote life will suck the player into the atmosphere of the game and create excitement with background music and sound effects that summon a nice balance to the pending chaos that unfolds.

A Message to Gamers

Developer, Mario Malagrino, gives a poignant message, “For Remote Life I tried not to be inspired by any specific game. That ensures its uniqueness in this genre. I don’t think that producing clones of other games is a great challenge . This allowed me to have a free mindset, and you can see that especially in the weapon system that is quite unique for shmups. Another thing that you do not see usually is the autosave of level progress. This allows you to finish the game in a longer timeline, and does not force you to play ‘restless’ the entire day. There are so many other features on offer”.

The Game, The Objective

To defeat each Final Boss on each level in this way the players progress until they arrive at the centre of HIVE. Mainly because, only from the centre of the Alien Hive, humans can launch a big missile and destroy the Hive. There are also special levels where the pilot (gamer) has to escort bigger vehicles that are carrying items that are needed to win this war. All these great features make sure that the game is really a great challenge every time you play without being boring or repetitive.

Exciting Elements:

  • Aggressive, smart and ceaseless enemy attacks
  • Use your brain to select the right weapons – there are lots
  • Fabulous auto save function
  • Unlock other spaceships that are faster and better suited
  • Special Missions
  • Guns galore with their own attributes
  • 16 levels with great final bosses
  • Mid level bosses
  • 4 difficulty levels
  • OnScreen frame rate to impress

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Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef Pre-Orders Begin May 12th!

Stuttgart, Germany – 10 May 2022 – ININ Games, in partnership with Rogueside and under licence from Games Workshop are delighted to announce the pre-order start for exclusive and highly limited boxed editions of Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef. This exciting, brand-new game is scheduled to launch in fall 2022 and eager collectors can already pre-order their exclusive Limited Edition or Collector’s Edition, starting on Thursday the 12th of May!

These editions will only be available at Strictly Limited Games and their partnered fan store Gamesrocket and include items that cannot be found anywhere else, a must-have for Warhammer 40,000 fans! This follows after the fantastic previous collaborations between Rogueside and Strictly Limited Games on the critically acclaimed Guns, Gore & Cannoli franchise.

About Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef:

For many centuries, the planet of Luteus Alpha has been producing much-needed material for the wars raging on in the Armageddon sector. Many are drawn to the planet, and so is the great Warboss Ogruk Gutrekka. Upon arriving on the planet, Gutrekka stole your most precious hair squig. Filled with vengeance, you’ve sworn to do whatever it takes to return your hair squig, and prove who’s the strongest!

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is a hand-drawn 2D action-adventure taking you on a wild ride full of intense action, funny one-liners and tons of explosions!  Fight your way through the hive city of Luteus Prime in single-player mode or as a party of up to 4 battle-hardened Orks in online or local co-op. Pick your class, grab your weapons and get ready to battle Humans, Orks and Genestealer cultists, and ultimately put an end to Warboss Gutrekka!

Features:

  • Classic 2D side-scrolling run & gun goodness, filled with intense action, funny one-liners, screaming deaths and comical dialogues!
  • Choose your class, picking between four distinct characters, each with their own unique toolkit true to the Warhammer 40,000 lore.
  • Inflict chaos with an arsenal of up to 20 different weapons at your fingertips. There’s no such thing as having too much dakka!
  • Set foot on Luteus Prime in single-player mode, or form a warband of up to four Orks for some co-op fun! Multiplayer is available both online and in local co-op and the arena even allows for epic PvP battles.
  • Challenge the mightiest empire in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Become victorious, bring the planet to its knees and lead your very own Waaagh!
  • The beautiful hand-drawn scenery gives an incredible sense of depth and engaging story cinematics break up the action
  • Get your socks rocked off with an amazing heavy metal soundtrack, composed by Deon van Heerden.
  • Yes, there will be explosions. Like, tons of them!

Limited & Collector’s Editions:

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef gets physical, powered by Strictly Limited Games and Gamesrocket. The Limited and Collector’s Editions for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation® 4 (PS4) and PlayStation® 5 (PS5) can only be found at these two stores.

The Limited Edition is limited to 3,500 individually numbered copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,500 for PS4 and PS5 each, at a price of 29.99€ / $34.99. This edition includes a unique cover artwork and a colourful game manual.

The Collector’s Edition is limited to 2,500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,000 for PS4 and PS5 each. This orktastic edition for real collectors is priced at 59.99€ / $65.99 and includes the following exclusive collectibles:

  • Collector’s Edition Box
  • Colorful Game Manual
  • Acrylic Diorama with 4 Ork Boyz
  • Original Soundtrack on CD
  • Shoota Metal Keychain
  • 4 Ork Boyz cardboard standees
  • Character Sticker Set
  • Double-sided Poster, A2
  • Skull Fabric Patch

Both editions will be available for pre-order on Thursday the 5th of May, at 8 AM PDT / 11 AM EDT / 5 PM CEST and shipping is expected for fall 2022, alongside the launch of the game.

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Remote Life – Iconic Shmup to Release on Consoles!

May 6th 2022 – Indie publisher Ratalaika Games is delighted to be working with developer Next Game Level on the distinguished Shoot-em-up Remote Life that is due to be released on May 27th 2022. Releasing on all console platforms, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One,  Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch  priced at a remarkable $18.99 / €17.99 / £14.99.

Remote Life shows off the amazing expertise and talent of a one man developer whose creation gives a salute to some of the amazing shooters on the scene. By adding his own touch of magic, with its  beautifully rendered 3D backdrops, superbly created enemies, eye catching and jaw dropping bosses, this retro inspired shooter leaves an indelible impression.

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Retro Action-RPG Souldiers Sees Short Delay!

Madrid, Spain, May 6th 2022 – Indie studio Retro Forge, working in partnership with publisher Dear Villagers (The Forgotten City, ScourgeBringer) are sorry to announce that its upcoming 16-bit inspired action-RPG metroidvania adventure Souldiers has seen a short delay. Originally planned for a May 19th launch on all platforms, the release has been pushed back to June 2nd on Switch, Steam, PlayStation and Xbox platforms.

“We’re very pleased with how Souldiers is coming along overall, but we still have a few bugs to work out and we want to ensure that when we release the game – and ask consumers to spend their hard earned money on it – that they’re getting a bug-free premium experience,” said Alberto Hernández, creative director at Retro Forge. “We know how much it sucks to have to wait longer, but we assure everyone that it will be worth the wait. We’re a small team, and developing a game of Souldiers’ scale, during a global pandemic no less, saw us overcoming many unforeseen challenges, so we really appreciate your patience as we polish up Souldiers into the refined retro experience you all deserve..”

Souldiers wraps metroidvania exploration, crunchy soulslike combat, RPG customization,and precision platforming into one gorgeous pixelart package. Players take on the role of either scout, caster or archer, battling for freedom in Terragaya, a mystical land on the border between life and death. Each class has its own unique attacks along with different agility, attack, defense, and health stats. Your character can further be customized through branches of unlockable skill trees, offering a huge degree of freedom as you venture through Souldiers’ fantastical realm.

Outwit cunning enemies, solve nefarious puzzles, upgrade your character, and explore every corner of a dazzling, intricate 16-bit world. Souldiers is a handcrafted retro epic for the ages.

Features:

  • Choose your class: Unleash the fury of your sword with the scout, summon the wrath of elements with the caster, or rain down arrows on your foes with the archer.
  • Gripping combat: Slash, parry and dodge your way through an ever evolving roster of enemies, upgrading your skills and equipment to find a combat style that’s perfect for you.
  • An interconnected world: Discover a sprawling handcrafted landscape filled with treasures, tough-as-nails bosses and secrepathways.
  • 16-bit sensation: Terragaya comes to life with vibrant world-class pixel art packed to the brim with details.
  • Smart moves: Solve environmental puzzles and leap from place to place using an ever expanding moveset.

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La Pucelle: Ragnarok Spotlight Trailer & Release Date Announcement!

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3: La Pucelle: Ragnarok / Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure is coming to Nintendo Switch on August 30, 2022 in North America! Available September 2, 2022 in Europe and September 9, 2022 in Australia.

La Pucelle: Ragnarok is making its western debut and is loaded with tons of new content including the Overlord Prier Scenario, and new characters like Etna, Flonne, Laharl and more! Find out who is friend or foe, and what it takes to be part of an elite demon-hunting group.

Check out the official website for more details, and be sure to preorder your Limited Edition copy today!

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Wildcat Gun Machine is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Hamburg, Germany, May 4th, 2022 — Daedalic Entertainment and Chunkybox Games are delighted to let all hell loose as Wildcat Gun Machine is now available on PC (Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store), PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Create mayhem in this bullet hell dungeon crawler and take on disgusting flesh abominations with an arsenal of mighty guns and extra cat-power.

In Wildcat Gun Machine, players get thrown into maze-like dungeons filled to the brim with truly disgusting and furocious enemies in order to liberate giant mech robots from demonic elder gods in a story H.P. Lovecraft himself would be proud of! In order to achieve this goal, players can choose from 40 different gun types – all perfect for riddling the spawns of hell with bullets – as well as super abilities born from character upgrades to match. Wildcat Gun Machine presents itself as a classical bullet hell boss battle experience with a twist: instead of randomizing enemy encounters, they are specifically designed to provide difficult combat puzzles.

Key Features

  • Bullet Hell shooter
  • Over 40 gun types
  • Epic set-piece boss battles
  • Skill upgrades to suit your playstyle
  • Unique 2D art style

Wildcat Gun Machine is now available on PC and consoles!

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Warhammer 40k: Shootas, Blood & Teef and Hidden Through Time: Definitive Edition Heading to Retail!

Stuttgart, Germany – 28 April, 2022 – ININ Games are proud to announce their partnership with Rogueside for the physical release of the upcoming 2D run & gun adventure Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef and the charming point & click puzzle game Hidden Through Time: Definitive Edition.

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef, set in the legendary Warhammer 40,000 universe and under licence from Games Workshop is coming in fall 2022. The game will be available for pre-order at select retailers for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 5 (PS5) soon, powered by ININ Games. Even more exclusive editions with special collectible items will be available at Strictly Limited Games and Gamesrocket, with more details following very soon.

About the game:

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is a hand-drawn 2D action-adventure taking you on a wild ride full of intense action, funny one-liners and tons of explosions! Fight your way through the hive city of Luteus Prime in single-player mode or as a party of up to 4 battle-hardened Orks in online or local co-op. Pick your class, grab your weapons and get ready to battle Humans, Orks and Genestealer cultists, to ultimately retrieve your luscious hair squig from the hands of the Warboss Gutrekka! Who’s ready for Waaagh!?

Hidden Through Time: Definitive Edition

Quite opposed to the grimdark Warhammer universe, Hidden Through Time promises light-hearted puzzling fun for all ages and even the entire family. ININ Games is arranging the retail release on Nintendo Switch and PS4 for the 16th of September 2022. The Definitive Edition marks the first complete release of Hidden Through Time to date, including all five DLCs directly on the CD/cartridge, two of which are currently in development and will be brand-new. Pre-orders can be placed at a selection of retailers worldwide soon!

About the game:

Hidden Through Time is a cute hide-and-seek game with objects taken from different wonderful eras of our world’s history. From missing dinosaur eggs in the stone age, to a king’s crown in medieval times – can you find them all? Uncover each secret with puzzling clues as you explore the colorful, hand-drawn levels.

Want to get creative yourself? The editor is available to everyone, so you can create your own levels and share them in the cloud, which works across all platforms! Here you can also discover, play and rate levels created by other hobby developers around the world!

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Dandy & Randy DX Releases April 29th on Nintendo Switch!

25th April 2022 – Indie publisher Ratalaika Games, together with Brazil indie developer Asterstic Game Studio, today announced the digital release of Dandy & Randy DX for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Steam PC and Nintendo Switch set for April 29th 2022.

A real cutesy action adventure puzzler that draws inspiration from old fashioned gaming fun and a challenge with Dandy and Randy, the main cast, can be played alone or with a friend to double the excitement in co-op mode!

Don’t Get Fooled Again

Don’t be fooled by its simplistic look and design, for humour, interaction and a host of puzzle solving and collecting of goodies heads the list of intrigue, all encased within a very colourful world.

Dandy and Randy are two archeologists who owe a ton of money to a huge bank. They’re on the brink of bankruptcy, until one day they get a promotional flyer mentioning riches in a faraway island. They have no other option but to check it out!

The Perfect Duo

Dandy Duck- The main character is a pink duck who loves archeology and discovering new things. He also loves not being in debt, which hasn’t happened in a while. Randy Rabbit – the blue bunny, is Dandy’s partner. He loves technology and flying his plane. He also loves adventure!

Boo for the Baddies

A host of enemies will confront our duo including : Otto the Octopus – The first boss of the game, Otto is part of the NoGood pirates – who are also on the island, wreaking havoc.

Bruno the Bear – is another pirate from the NoGood gang. Natalia NoGood – Boss of the NoGood pirates. She’s also on the island searching for riches, and will allow nothing to stand in her way.

Grab goodies like a boomerang that allows the players to stun enemies and can also be used to grab health pickups and coins from afar. Find a hammer to break stones, allowing the players to find more money and open up paths. Hookshot – With a hookshot the players are able to cross dangerous swamp areas. Best of all running shoes makes the players run faster, helping avoid dangerous situations and solve quick puzzles. So much to do so look out!

Lots of Features:

  • Lots of Routes
  • Lots of Equipment
  • Lots of Enemies
  • Lots of Goodies
  • Lots of Unlockable Characters
  • Lots of Puzzles

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Zero Tolerance To Receive a Limited Physical Release on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – April 21st, 2022 – Strictly Limited Games, in partnership with QUByte Interactive & Piko Interactive are excited to announce that the iconic ‘90s 16-bit shooter Zero Tolerance will receive an exclusive, limited physical release. This 2.5D first person shooter set in a distant alien-infiltrated future celebrates its comeback with some very special editions including not only awesome never before published game content but also exclusive physical collectibles.

Retro cartridges of Zero Tolerance Origins, compatible with Sega® Mega Drive / Sega Genesis and also the Zero Tolerance Collection for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, as a boxed Limited Edition and Special Limited Edition, will be available for pre-order starting on Sunday, April 24th, at 12 AM CEST (midnight), only at Strictly Limited Games.

Never before published sequel

Zero Tolerance Origins on retro cartridges will come with the original game Zero Tolerance and the never released sequel Zero Tolerance Underground, which starts right where the first part ends. The Zero Tolerance Collection for modern consoles combines Zero Tolerance, Zero Tolerance Underground and the unlockable prototype of Beyond Zero Tolerance to an ultimate compilation of 16-bit shooter action!

About the game:

First released in 1994 for Sega Mega Drive / Sega Genesis, Zero Tolerance sets players in a distant future where the universe has to face an alien invasion. That’s when the Zero Tolerance team is being called to protect mankind from the enemy!

  • Fight back the aliens’ attack on the spaceship Europe-1 and repel their invasion on earth in Zero Tolerance.
  • Hunt down the invaders on a subway mission in the never before released sequel Zero Tolerance Underground.
  • Play through Zero Tolerance or Zero Tolerance Underground to unlock the prototype of Beyond Zero Tolerance where you defeat the alien enemies on their home planet (only in Zero Tolerance Collection)

Features:

  • Start Zero Tolerance with one of five characters to choose from – each with own individual attributes
  • Collect laser guns, mines, a flamethrower and more to complete your versatile weapon arsenal
  • Master several colourful and complex levels spanning over different main areas
  • Choose your way to play! Kill all the enemies to enable checkpoints or rush through the levels if you want the thrill
  • Including the never before released sequel Zero Tolerance Underground
  • Including an unlockable prototype of Beyond Zero Tolerance (only in Zero Tolerance Collection)

Strictly Limited Editions:

Strictly Limited Games is giving Zero Tolerance the boxed legacy it deserves, with unique limited editions, available for pre-order exclusively via the Strictly Limited Games online shop.

The Zero Tolerance Collection – Limited Edition is limited to 3,000 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,200 for PlayStation 4, at a price of 29.99€ / $34.99, including a colourful game manual.

The Zero Tolerance Collection – Special Limited Edition is limited to 2,000 copies for Nintendo Switch and 800 for PlayStation 4, for 49.99€ / $55.99, including lots of additional collectibles:

  • Special Limited Edition Box
  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PS4
  • Colourful Game Manual
  • 2 reversible Posters (DIN A3)
  • 3 Logo Stickers
  • Postcard Set
  • Cardboard Standee
  • Soundtrack CD
  • Game Flyer (DIN A6)

The retro cartridges of Zero Tolerance Origins will be limited to 1,500 cartridges compatible with Sega® Mega Drive and 1,500 cartridges compatible with Sega® Genesis, each available for 49.99€ / $55.99 including a colourful game manual.

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Cotton Fantasy Launches May 20th on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, April 20th, 2022 – ININ Games is proud to announce that Cotton Fantasy is launching in one month, on May 20th, for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 (PS4), both digitally and via retailers worldwide.

After the critically acclaimed remaster Cotton Reboot! delighted fans in 2021, Cotton Fantasy now marks the full rebirth of the series, with a brand-new entry. Only one more month to go until fans around the world can get their hands on this modern and high-octane “Cute ‘em up” shooter! To play the game on launch, fans can already pre-order from a variety of local retailers for $/€39.99, a full list is available on the ININ Games website.

Eager collectors also have the chance to secure a limited boxed edition from Strictly Limited Games or Gamesrocket. The Limited Edition comes at the same price as the retail edition but with alternative cover artwork and a game manual not included in the retail edition and will start shipping in May. Also available is a highly limited Collector’s Edition with exclusive, magical collectibles, including the official Cotton Nendoroid figure. This edition will start shipping a little later though.

About the game:

Something sinister is in the making – the willows are vanishing from Fairyland and the Fairy Queen entrusts Silk with solving the case. Who could be behind this devious ploy? For a promised lifetime all-you-can-eat supply of tasty willows, the little witch Nata de Cotton is willing to help her old friend out and embark on another adventure together, to save the Fairyland.

Cotton Fantasy sets the stage for another fantastic adventure, 30 years after the Cotton series initially premiered, with lots of features to offer:

  • HD graphics & brand-new shoot ’em up game mechanics
  • 6 iconic, playable characters to choose from, each with different mechanics and attacks, even including guest characters like Umihara Kawase (from the equally named series) and Luffee from Doki Doki Poyacchio
  • Easily accessible Shoot ‘em up gameplay, perfect for newcomers, but with enough depth for veterans
  • 16 colourful and varied scrolling stages to unlock, with vertical, horizontal, and 3D movement
  • Light-hearted story with fun and charming cutscenes voiced entirely in Japanese (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish subtitles included)
  • Exhilarating soundtrack featuring iconic remastered tracks from past games
  • Unlockable content and different characters offer high replayability
  • Aim for the high score in your nation and globally with the featured ranking boards

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