Masochistic Platformer ‘Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries’ Available Soon on Switch!

London, United Kingdom — July 15th, 2019 — Kiss Publishing and Pixel Reign today announced that the action puzzle platformer, Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries, is available today for preorder on the Nintendo Store ahead of its release on Nintendo Switch on August 1st. Already available on Steam with Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions planned, Robbie Swifthand is a hardcore 2D platformer featuring psychologically maddening levels designed to deceive, outsmart, surprise or confuse the player, all while providing a sadistically enjoyable experience.

“Robbie Swifthand was born out of our love for high difficulty 2D platformers and our slightly sick sense of humor,” said Angelos Gkamiliaris from Pixel Reign. “The levels have obstacles with minds of their own where everything is designed to kill you. Or at least to inflict severe psychological pain that will drive even the most hardcore platformer enthusiast to madness.”

We are delighted to release our first Nintendo Switch title and are very proud that it has been received so well,” said Darryl Still, CEO of Kiss Publishing. “Working with Angelos and his team has been a pleasure and they have produced a crackerjack of a game.”

Sent to save humanity, Robbie Swifthand is not your usual hero, as his only driving force is treasure. So when he is summoned into the temple by a little spirit and tasked with finding the three parts of the Orb of Mystery, Robbie takes this as a quick cash grab opportunity and immediately accepts. It’s a temple full of treasure, after all! But Robbie soon finds out that not everything is as it seems…

The goal in each level is to find the orb and throw it into the yellow vortex, utilizing platforming mechanics such as running, jumping, crouching and even flying while trying to evade numerous traps like falling platforms, swinging axes, electricity balls, flamethrowers and many more fatal obstacles along the way. With three difficulty modes, Robbie Swifthand can quickly transform from a fun casual platforming experience into one that will make even the best platforming veteran cry. Featuring over 90 psychology-based levels over four worlds with plenty of secrets to unlock, unique boss fights, atmospheric music and a humorous storyline, Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries delivers a polished platforming experience filled with charming details.

Robbie Swifthand has already been nominated for four awards including the Nordic Game Discovery Contest 2019, the Indie Game Cup at White Nights 2018 in Prague and the Indie Prize at Casual Connect London 2018. Working with Unity, Pixel Reign were selected as speakers at Unite Berlin 2018 to showcase the game as a perfect example of the platform’s 2D capabilities.

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Tetsumo Party is coming to Switch on July 26th!

Tetsumo Part is a 1-4 player couch co-op party game coming to Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. We are happy to inform you that the game is going to be released on the 26th of July 2019!

Control each limb of the sumo wrestler independently while trying to fit into the weird shapes cut into a bamboo wall. You have only a few seconds to stand on your left leg, raise your right hand and… no, I mean raise both hands and make a twi… OUCH.

Maybe next time! We can’t promise it will be easier though. Because it won’t. Your attention will be distracted by NPCs and grabbing power-ups, such as waiters bringing you food and drinks.

Fight against the CPU or play with 2-8 players in a crazy co-op battle, unlock new characters (did I just hear someone screaming “Ninja!”?) and venues, all while becoming the ultimate Tetsumo Party expert. Because life is all about fitting into this damn bamboo wall, isn’t it?

Features

  • 1-8 players local multiplayer: Easy to play for everyone, hard to master.
  • Play with friends or alone: Modes to choose from: single player campaign, co-op, versus.
  • Simple control: Control each limb separately using 4 different buttons, fit in the bamboo wall.
  • More than meets the eye: Face little distractions, such as a waiter bringing you food and refreshments.
  • Play with friends or solo: Modes to choose from: single player, co-op, versus.
  • Supported languages: English, Polish, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese, Russian, Chinese – Simplified.

Be wise like a dragon, fast like a tiger, and flexible like a Sumo warrior in Tetsumo Party!

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Frantic Platform Shoot-em-up Super Mutant Alien Assault Launches on Nintendo Switch!

Friday, July 12, 2019 — Arm yourself! The invasion has arrived on Nintendo Switch! Super Mutant Alien Assault, from developer Cybernate and publisher Fellow Traveller, launches today for $9.99 USD.

Taking inspiration from arcade classics and the seminal Super Crate Box by Vlambeer, Super Mutant Alien Assault is a dance with death across randomized single-screen levels. The pace is rapid and dodging is as important as shooting if you hope to survive.

Fight through twelve brutal stages across three galaxies including three bosses to beat the game but only when you have unlocked and mastered countless weapons, explosives, sidearms, abilities and moves, as well as randomized level layouts, weapon machines, objectives and enemies, can you claim true victory.

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Qubic Games and The House of Fables Bring Mini Trains to Nintendo Switch!

July 12th, Warsaw, Poland – Picture this – an 8-year-old you, holding your first railway model you’ve got for birthday. You arrange tracks with stations, turntables, switches and let’s not forget about fancy locomotives – if this scene seems familiar, you came to the right place! Now you can bring back those memories with Mini Trains – a port of a fantastic Trains VR game, anytime, anywhere on Nintendo Switch. Choo Choo!

About Mini Trains:

Mini Trains has 40 levels of clever puzzles. Remember not be one-track minded – every level has few solutions, so feel free to experiment. You must collect stars on each stage and some of them may be a little tricky to get, so fire up your steam brain and watch out for colliding trains. We transferred VR experience to more accessible way with new isometric camera, that allows you to take a wider view of the stage. At the same time you can step in driver’s shoes thanks to first person mode. All aboard, let’s hop on nostalgia train and go on an adventure!

Mini Trains – main features:

– Unique toy-like graphics, with isometric camera and option to take a closer look at the details from first person view;

– 40 levels, each with multiple solutions so you can find your own way to complete it;

– Many tools to deal with puzzles – switches, turntables, and tunnels. Use them to solve logistical problems;

– Childhood dreams without buying all expensive railway sets, on your console.

You can now preorder Mini Trains on Nintendo Switch. The game will be available on July 19th.

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TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE Storms Nintendo Switch Today!

TOKYO – JULY 11, 2019 – TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE, a turn-based strategy wargame of intrigue with a distinct Japanese flavor from the AAA veterans at AREA 35, Inc., launches its assault on Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC today.

The TINY METAL saga continues in this brand-new sequel with sights set squarely on leveling up the turn-based strategy genre. Inspired by classics like Advance Wars, TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE puts powerful strategic options at commanders’ disposal. A formidable challenge awaits, with four new difficulty options, across 39 campaign missions and 21 multiplayer battlefields.

The war with the Dinoldan Army is at a tipping point as they continue to excavate dangerous ancient technology. To stop their ceaseless charge, Commander Wolfram must mount a counteroffensive on multiple fronts. Journey across an open-world map filled with secrets—a first for the TINY METAL series—and unearth the world-shattering truths beneath an unforgettable story by Hirotaka Inaba (I Am Setsuna).

Unleash new Commander Powers and Passives to swiftly power up units or cut the enemy off at the knees. Master each map’s varied terrain—forests, snow, sand, and other environments hidden within the fog of war. Solve the intricacies of over 20 unit types to build and execute a winning strategy toward multiple victory conditions, another first for the TINY METAL series.

The world of TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE is ravaged by war, but striking pixel art and a sleek new UI by Masayoshi Nishimura (Octopath Traveler) brings characters and dramatic scenes to vibrant life. A stirring score by acclaimed composer Tomoki Miyoshi (STEINS;GATE, I Am Setsuna) provides the perfect backdrop to the tale’s twists and turns. An epic story awaits, driven to new heights by Japanese voice acting stars like Kenjiro Tsuda (Death Stranding).

“We’ve longed to continue telling the story we began with TINY METAL in 2017. What happens to Commander Wolfram, Nathan Gries, and the rest of the cast will define the series and set the stage for adventures to come,” said Hiroaki Yura, producer, AREA 35, Inc. “FULL METAL RUMBLE will challenge players like never before while growing the universe, answering burning questions, and asking new ones—all for the turn-based strategy fans whose passion for the genre burns bright.”

TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE is now available for Nintendo Switch and PC in North America and Europe for $14.99 with a limited time launch discount of 15%. A demo featuring three campaign maps and two skirmish battlefields is also available in the Nintendo eShop. Following launch, a day one patch will address all known bugs and ready FULL METAL RUMBLE for battle.

The game supports Japanese and English text and audio localization alongside French, German, and Spanish text translation.

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Double Kick Heroes Is Going Rogue With Their New Update; Launching on Switch Later this Year!

Double Kick Heroes is an explosive metal rhythm game set in an apocalyptic world. Lead your band on a road trip through the wasteland! Blast zombies with your Gundillac and crush them with the power of Metal.

Today in Angoulême, plucked from the fiery depths, Headbang Club is pleased to reveal new modes for Double Kick Heroes have been added and promise no bangover the following morning after a heavy session!

“Auto Steering” allows players to really concentrate on achieving those slick, brutal licks and not worry about steering the Gundillac, whilst “Chill Mode” allows players to experience the game with none of the threats, but all of the melodious moshing metal!

Looking for a bit more of a butt-kicking challenge? Headbang Club also added the “Fury Road”, where players enter the fury road and battle levels in the “endless torment”. There’s also now the “daily fury” that allows for modification of Sheila, and your weapons, gain perks and loop the game.

Think you got what it takes to handle the fury?

“We’re really excited to share with you the new tracks featured in the Double Kick Heroes OST Vol 2!” David Elahee – Headbang Club “We have the incredible “Demon Demon” by the Fundamental Wisdom of Chaos, “Prepare to Meet Thy Doom” by the legendary Elmobo and more!”

Update Includes:

  • Added Chill Mode – now experience Double Kick Heroes without any threat

  • Added Fury Road – enter the fury road, battle levels in the endless torment and daily fury, modify Sheila and your weapons, gain perks and loop the game.

  • Added Partition Speed option, the game is too slow, let’s push speed to eleven!

  • Added Auto Steering. Does Steering Sheilah give you a headache? We got you covered, brother!

  • Release full OST Volume 2 on Steam, Itch and soon on YouTube.

  • A hella lotta fixes and more optimizing stuff.

  • Added Chapter 6 regular beta Access.

Out now in Early Access on Steam, Double Kick Heroes is coming to Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One later this year.

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Ion Maiden is Now Ion Fury; Explodes Out of Early Access August 15th!

DALLAS, TX – JULY 11, 2019 – Ion Maiden, the old-school first-person shooter developed by Voidpoint and published by 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment, will release under a new title to avoid legal issues with a certain popular heavy metal band. Ion Fury fires out of Early Access and 1.0 bursts onto PC August 15, with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One coming later. To celebrate, PC Big Box-style physical copies are now available for pre-order.

Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison finally has a deadly date on her calendar with Dr. Jadus Heskel and his army of cyber-cultists. With signature weapons including her Loverboy revolver and Bowling Bombs, every cyborg she sees is about four seconds away from being nothing but gibs n’ gore.

Lovingly crafted in the Build engine which powered ‘90s classics such as Duke Nukem 3D, Blood and Shadow Warrior, Ion Fury fuses nostalgic looks with today’s technology to create the ultimate shooter. Modern features like auto-saves, improved physics and map interactivity, headshots, and widescreen functionality simply weren’t possible back then, but Ion Fury brings the best of both worlds.

To celebrate the sheer madness of a modern shooter made in the Build engine, Shelly’s getting the Big Box she deserves. This edition includes a Bowling Bomb-shaped USB Drive loaded with a DRM-Free version of the game and Soundtrack, a poster, a keycard based on the ones Shelly finds in-game, a making-of booklet, a Bowling Bomb sticker set, and of course Ion Fury, all for $59.99.

Haven’t played yet, and find that trigger finger is getting itchy? The Digital edition of Ion Fury is available now on Steam Early Access in English, for $19.99. As the game has doubled in planned scope since its unveiling, the price will rise to $24.99 one week from today on July 18. Now’s the perfect time to pick it up and start blasting.

“After careful consideration, we’ve decided to rename our first-person-shooter “Ion Maiden” to “Ion Fury,” said Mike Nielsen, CEO of 3D Realms. “A lot of thought went into this, but most importantly it would be a disservice to our loyal fanbase and the fantastic developers, to drag out a long lawsuit. The amazing gameplay, interactivity and pure fun, is what makes Ion Fury a great game. Not the title.”

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Valkyria Chronicles 4: Complete Edition is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif., – July 10, 2019 – Valkyria Chronicles 4, the latest installment in SEGA’s innovative turn-based strategy RPG, is now available at a permanently reduced price of $29.99 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam!

Players interested in diving deeper into the fascinating watercolor-hued world of Valkyria Chronicles can pick up the Valkyria Chronicles 4: Complete Edition digital package, available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, which contains all add-on content released for the game, all for $49.99. If you happen to own the base game already, a convenient all-in-one DLC pack is also available for $24.99. This package contains add-on scenarios ranging from high-difficulty maps to entirely new story content, including:

  • A United Front with Squad 7
  • Edy’s Advance Ops
  • The Two Valkyria
  • Expert Level Skirmishes
  • A Captainless Squad
  • Squad E, to the Beach!

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Features:

  • A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War – Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on a whole new cast of main characters. Players will take command of the eager, young Commander Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons extraordinaire Riley Miller, hotheaded Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more. Together, they will experience the painful realities of war–but will the bonds of Squad E’s friendships survive the frozen battlefield?
  • The Next Generation “BLiTZ” Battle System – The part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter “BLiTZ” battle system returns to the field. New features include an explosive new class called the Grenadier, numerous offensive/defensive battleship support options, chances for a unit to have a “Last Stand” action before death, and more. Plus, fight the imperial threat with more units on larger-scale maps than ever before.
  • CANVAS Aesthetics – The series’ signature hand-drawn visual style is back and overhauled for the newest generation. Inspired by watercolor compositions, the CANVAS Graphics Engine blends visual elements of reality and imagination to create an expressive world filled with colorful emotions. Watch the journey of Squad E unfold like an interactive painting!
  • The Return of a Legendary Composer – The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral score for Valkyria Chronicles 4.

 

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Change The Threads of Fate in SolSeraph on Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif. – July 10, 2019 – SolSeraph is now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC for $14.99! Due to the unforgiving torment of the Younger Gods, humankind finds itself in the throes of complete annihilation with Chaos spreading across the lands.

As their only saving grace, it will be up to you as Helios, the Knight of Dawn, to bring civilization back from the brink of destruction and towards a time of peace and serenity. But you won’t be going it all alone, as the people are just as eager to defend themselves.

SolSeraph Features:

  • Restore Humanity Back to Prosperity–Balancing side-scrolling action and top-down strategy elements, carefully guide each tribe from the clouds above in order to help expand their territory and dispel the dark fog that shrouds their lands. Once each of the creatures’ lairs have been exposed, you must take the role of Helios to fight the monsters head on.
  • Take the Fight to the Enemy–Armed with his sword, shield, and magical archery, Helios will need to confront a range of enemies including goblins, beastmen, bat riders, and more on his way to facing the Younger God that controls them. Defeating these challenging foes will grant Helios new magical powers such as healing herbs and ice shards.
  • Protect the Homeland–Help each tribe determine how to shape their village by utilizing a range of different units, from houses and farms to support the growing population, to building warrior barracks and archer towers to defend themselves against the waves of monster attacks.
  • Help from the Highest Powers–Yuzo Koshiro, the legend behind many classic video game soundtracks, has composed the opening theme to SolSeraph. Additionally, acclaimed writer Jonas Kyrazes (The Talos PrincipleThe Sea Will Claim Everything) has lent his talents to craft the game’s compelling narrative.

SolSeraph 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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Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands Drifting onto Consoles this October!

Manchester, UK, July 10, 2019 — Ahoy, ye landlubbers! Indie game publisher Merge Games are excited to announce they’re teaming up with Lemonbomb Entertainment and rokapublishto deliver Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands to consoles this October. Arriving on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One both digitally and physically, Merge are also delighted to announce a collectible Signature Edition version which will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on the release date.

Having generated an exciting level of momentum as one of this year’s most wanted games on Steam — with over 75,000 wishlists already — Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands is a highly anticipated open-world exploration farming adventure which merges a wealth of discovery alongside compelling exploration gameplay. Ship-wrecked on a mysterious archipelago, it’s up to you to survive, solve the island’s mysteries and find a way to escape…

From finding resources and planting crops, to establishing your own farm to feed all survivors in your camp, Stranded Sails fuses addictive survival mechanics alongside a far-reaching journey which has you undertaking a vast adventure spanning numerous islands, where an abundance of treasure lies waiting.

Taking inspiration from the Harvest Moon series, The Legend of Zelda and recent offerings such as My Time At PortiaStranded Sails brings its own signature style of tilt-shift visuals, survival elements, exploration, and story-driven quests which complement the theme of being shipwrecked and the need to save all of your shipmates.

KEY FEATURES

  • Experience an open-world adventure full of quests and discovery
  • Farm and cook to survive! Provide food for your crew and improve their level of happiness, whilst experimenting with different ingredients to discover new dishes
  • Manage the creation and expansion of your crew’s camp and prove your skills as a shipbuilder
  • Explore a diverse array of different islands by foot or boat on your travels to find a range of tools and treasure
  • Fight against supernatural dangers and solve the secrets of the cursed islands

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