Neo Aztec Shooter Pawarumi arrives July 24th on Nintendo Switch!

Pawarumi is an electric, neuron reactive, 3D shoot’em up set in a futuristic yet pre-Columbian inspired universe. Featuring a game mechanic inspired by rock-paper-scissors: it lets the player maximize damage, heal its shield or charge a super attack, simply by shooting with the optimal weapon on the right enemy type.

Created by France Indie developer, Manufacture 43, Pawarumi is set to make an impact very soon on Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Xbox One.

Mastering the fast-paced, and challenging, original game mechanic, conveys a strategic experience, which is quite novel in the genre.

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Citizens of Space Have Arrived on Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif. – June 18, 2019 – Citizens of Space is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam! It’ll take more than great leadership skills if you plan on taking on the entire galaxy in this turn-based RPG follow-up to Citizens of Earth. You’re going to need all the help you can get, whether it be from humans, robots, and… whomever else will heed your call!

As the former Ambassador of Earth, you find yourself out of a job after Earth suddenly goes missing. Unite your galactic Citizens and lead the charge across the galaxy to find out who is responsible and bring them to justice so you can get back to your cushy job as an Ambassador.

Citizens of Space Features:

  • Citizens Unite!–You have access to 40 recruitable Citizens, each with their own role to fill in and out of combat. Everything has been streamlined so you’ll spend a lot less time managing and more time leading your Citizens!
  • A Brand-New Battle System–Put your skills to the test in a newly-designed combat system where your ability to leverage timing and reflex-based minigames make all the difference between a landslide victory and a concession speech.
  • New Worlds of Exploration–It’s not just Earth in trouble this time! Journey from your home planet to a variety of humorous, wacky worlds, each brought to life with vivid art and organic environments.

Citizens of Space is now available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC for $14.99 (with commensurate European pricing).

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch this year!

Winner of over 800 awards, including 250 Game of the Year awards, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an RPG set in a fantastic open world full of adventure, danger, and mystery. As professional monster slayer Geralt of Rivia, gamers must set out to find the Child of Prophecy— a powerful entity that may send the world spiraling toward destruction. Along the way, the witcher will find himself facing not only mighty foes, but also difficult choices, the consequences of which will ripple throughout the game’s epic narrative.

Set to launch this year both digitally and in retail, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch comes with the base game, as well as every piece of additional content ever released. This includes both story expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, as well as all 16 free DLCs. In total, the Complete Edition offers over 150 hours of gameplay, for the first time playable truly on the go. The game is being ported to Nintendo Switch by Saber Interactive in close cooperation with CD PROJEKT RED.

In addition to the game card housing the entirety of the Complete Edition’s content, the box will also come with a set of physical goodies: The Witcher Universe compendium, game map, and stickers.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the first game from the franchise to be released on a Nintendo console, introducing the series to brand new audience, as well as giving anyone who already played Geralt of Rivia’s final adventure a chance to experience it again on the go. The release of the game on Nintendo Switch is also bound to further cement Wild Hunt’s status as the best-selling title of the franchise, which currently makes for more than half of the series’ 40 million copies sold.

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Mario Surfs and Sonic Skates in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 For Switch!

IRVINE, Calif. – June 11, 2019 – Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 marks the return for the iconic sports-franchise crossover, exclusively on Nintendo Switch™! Carrying the flag for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be fan-favorite sports and iconic playable competitors, alongside four new Olympic events.

What you need to know about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:

  • Different Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch with full motion control with Joy-Con controllers.
  • Split-Screen and Online Fun**: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 delivers multiplayer, both local split-screen and online, fun for all ages and groups.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: Choose from a star-studded SEGA- and Nintendo-franchise athlete roster that includes Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Peach, Amy, Dr. Eggman, Yoshi, Tails, and more to be announced!
  • Plus, New Events and More: Debut events including surfing, skateboarding, karate, and sport climbing will all be playable in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020; joining the classic event line-up of gymnastics, swimming, 110m hurdles, football, equestrian, and archery.

We can’t wait to share the journey to Tokyo and what new dimensions are planned for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020! More details to come soon.

*Joy-con functionality does not extend to all events.

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Super Crush KO New Trailer Released!

Graceful Explosion Machine creators Vertex Pop today released the latest trailer revealing some gameplay details of the upcoming vibrant beat-em-up and run ’n gun hybrid for Nintendo Switch and PC, Super Crush KO. Currently being showcased at E3, Super Crush KO has players take control of Karen, a tough and fashionable brawler in a colorful world overrun by frantic robot enemies. Karen must wipe them out using punches, kicks and long-range combat in fluid combos on the way to save her cat Chubbz and (while she’s at it) humanity.

The trailer demonstrates special ground and aerial moves that players can obtain by visiting various food carts across the city. A pizza slice gives them the “Uppercut Slice”, a salty pretzel grants the “Twister Drill,” while salty sweet popcorn awards players with the “Air Pop” maneuver. Super Crush KO offers exhilarating fast-paced shoot-and-beat-em-up action, where players mix different moves into various easy-to-execute combos to launch waves of robots into the sky, juggle them and smash them into pieces. Featuring delightful hand-drawn graphics, a pastel color palette and a catchy soundtrack, this is an easy-to-pick-up, feel-good action game complemented with bright and stylish aesthetics, coming to Steam and Nintendo Switch in 2020.

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Disgaea 4 Complete+ Announced!

Hellraising action and a horde of special features await you in a tale of fiery revolution in Disgaea 4 Complete+ for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!

This release collects all additional characters, scenario, and DLC ever released for the title while adding in brand new functionalities to make it the ULTIMATE Disgaea experience.

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Single player twin stick risk-’em-up A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher is out now on Nintendo Switch!

El Paso, Texas – June 10th, 2019 – As debuted today at the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, independent developer Ask an Enemy Studios has launched its split-screen single-player twin-stick risk-’em-up A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher on the Nintendo Switch eShop today for $9.99.

A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher is a twist on the classic shmup formula as players control two ships simultaneously. Destroy incoming enemies on the left side to earn points, while recovering resources on the right to multiply those points. The left side does not take damage. The right side does. It’s complicated and that’s the whole point. The devil is in the details. Should you want to survive with your score intact, you’ll have to train both sides of your brain!

Adding further intensity is the fact that players lose their score when they die. Should you want to rank on the leaderboard, you’ll have to push the eject button yourself. Fail and not only will you lose your score, you also risk the chance of wiping your leaderboard position as well. Playing till death is not an option.

A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher has been in development for over four years and in that time has been praised by numerous gaming media. Paste Magazine called it “enormous fun”, Hardcore Gamer dubbed it “an awesome arcade shooter”, and IGN can be seen having a blast coming to grips with it at GDC 2016.

A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher, or ADHD for short, has been in development for nearly half a decade and there’s still nothing else out there like it,” said developer Jaycee Salinas. “Controlling two ships at once is already a madcap scramble, then the risk vs reward scoring system, wherein you don’t get a score unless you successfully extract, adds an even more insane layer of intensity. It’s somehow stressful and transfixing at the same time and the Switch is the perfect platform to zone out with it.”

About Ask an Enemy Studios

Founded in El Paso, Texas in 2013 by a Full Sail University game design dropout with no prior programming or game design experience, only sheer will and determination, Ask An Enemy Studios seeks to create new twists on classic game genres. Its first title, A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher, launched on Nintendo Switch  in June 2019, and is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and leaving Steam Early Access. Its motto is “Gameplay first, ask questions later.”

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E3 2019 – Valfaris debuts new trailer at the PC Gaming Show!

E3 2019: 10 June, 2019 – New publisher Big Sugar (formerly Digital Uppercut) is proud to share the news that a brand new all-action trailer for upcoming heavy metal adventureValfaris has made its debut at this year’s E3 as part of the PC Gaming Show.

Watched by the assembled media at the event and by thousands of online viewers, the 60 second video offers a breakneck look at the type of brutal, over-the-top action players will be able to enjoy when Valfaris launches later this year on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

Players can also sign-up for an upcoming closed beta via the Valfaris site, or try the game right now by downloading a demo from the Steam page.

Developed by Steel Mantis, a two-man dev team that previously worked together on Gothic gore fest and love-it-or-hate-it indie hit Slain: Back From Hell, Valfaris transports players to the eponymous space citadel where they must run-and-gun with extreme force to purge the evil that has corrupted it.

Valfaris is my take on some of the games I loved playing when growing up, such as Gryzor/Contra and Turrican,” explains Andrew Gilmour, the creative driving force behindValfaris. “Relentless action, cool environments, insane bosses, crazy weapons… those aspects have a timeless quality – they kept me hooked then and are still every bit as appealing to me today. I want to capture that special formula of classic old-school fun withValfaris.”

In addition to showcasing the trailer, a model of one of Valfaris’ most devastating weapons, the aptly named Bringer of Mayhem, also made a cameo appearance on stage at the PC Gaming Show.

About the game

Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Slain: Back From Hell.

After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart.

Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack.

Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.

Key features

  • Skulls in space! Gore in space! Metal in space!
  • Savagely reduce foes to piles of gibs with an array of brutal weaponry
  • Explore a diverse range of tainted environments as you venture ever deeper into the dark world of Valfaris
  • Dominate ranks of deadly enemies and bosses, from the weird to the grotesque (and some that are just grotesquely weird)
  • Gorge your eyes on devastatingly awesome pixel art hand-crafted by Andrew Gilmour
  • Feel the power of a seismic soundtrack by extreme metaller and former Celtic Frost guitarist, Curt Victor Bryant
  • Forged from the ground-up by the team behind cult hit Slain: Back From Hell

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Citizens of Space Will Make First Contact June 18 on Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif. – June 6, 2019 – Attention, fellow earthlings! Citizens of Space is set to blast off for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC on June 18, 2019! The follow-up to 2015’s constituent-pleasing Citizens of Earth features an all-new combat system, deeper recruitment mechanics, and plenty of unique worlds to explore!

As the newly elected Ambassador of Earth to the Galactic Federation of Planets, everything seems like smooth sailing – until you arrive at the Federation headquarters for your first Assembly and you find Earth, the very planet you’re supposed to represent, missing! Out of a job (and a home), it’ll be up to you to recruit Citizens from across the galaxy and figure out who is responsible so you can get back to your cushy job as an Ambassador!

Citizens of Space Features:

  • Citizens Unite!–You have access to over 40 recruitable Citizens, all available at any moment in the story, and each with their own role to fill in and out of combat. Everything has been streamlined so you’ll spend a lot less time managing and more time leading your Citizens!
  • A Brand-New Battle System–Put your skills to the test in a newly-designed combat system where your ability to leverage timing and reflex-based minigames make all the difference between a landslide victory and a concession speech.
  • New Worlds of Exploration–It’s not just Earth in trouble this time! Journey from your home planet to a variety of humorous, wacky worlds, each brought to life with vivid art and organic environments.

Citizens of Space will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC starting June 18, 2019 for $14.99 (with commensurate European pricing).