Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk Is Available Now on Nintendo Switch!

The Witch Dronya, along with her young apprentice Luca, enter into the quiet town of Refrain where below lies a labyrinth filled with poisonous gas known as miasma. Descending into the labyrinth is a deadly and exciting endeavor, so don’t wait and take control of up to 40 puppet soldiers in the witch brigade and start an adventure you won’t forget.

Check out our launch trailer now and see what you’re in for or try the demo available now on Nintendo eShop!

Discover what compels a witch of her ability to venture into the catacombs below, and what Dronya’s true intentions are within Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk available today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam.

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2D Combat Racer Speed Brawl Launches Today on Nintendo Switch!

San Francisco (Sept. 18th, 2018) – Independent developers Double Stallion and Kongregate, a leading publisher of console, mobile, PC, and web games, today announced the launch of Speed Brawl, the stylish, anime-inspired 2D combat-racer. Gear up and get ready to tear through an otherworldly gauntlet in Speed Brawl, available now* on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Steam, and GOG.

Set in Victorian-era London, the world has been dramatically changed by a war with the insect-like lunar invaders called Selenites. After claiming victory, humanity created a vicious bloodsport, “Speed Brawl,” which has attracted would-be brawlers from across the world to compete for fame and fortune. After forming a tag-team of two, combatants run the gauntlet against an onslaught of Selenites and bad-tempered human enforcers. The faster the brawlers are, the better their rewards… and the bigger the roar of the massive crowds of fans and spectators.

Players will need to find what tag-team combination works best for them in every challenge that the world of Speed Brawl will offer. Build out each brawler’s skills, equip the best accessories and double down on determination for the fastest and most furious fight of their lives.

These formidable fighters are ready to rumble on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Steam, and GOG. *European launch dates will be available in the coming weeks.

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N1RV ANN-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action Gets Lost in Paradise on Nintendo Switch in 2020!

CARACAS, Venezuela – Sept. 18 2018 – Sukeban Games, the developers of VA-11 HALL-A – the acclaimed booze ‘em up about waifus, technology and post-dystopia life with more than 200,000 copies sold – will serve up more drinks in 2020 with its sequel, N1RV ANN-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action to be published by Ysbryd Games.

Escape from VA11 HALL-A’s Glitch City to Saint Alicia, an idyllic paradise with an upscale bar called N1RV ANN-A. But opulence and extravagance are merely smokescreens: the artificial island hides a seedy underbelly. Its dystopian economy touches all aspects of life as bar patrons contend with mafia extortion, trafficking and other sordid crimes. For bartender Sam, trouble hits close to home. Her relationship with her partner Leon, who moonlights as a Yakuza, is on the rocks, and she works hard to care for their 8-year-old son, Tony.

In N1RV ANN-A’s cyberpunk world, people stop at nothing to live luxuriously, even when it means augmenting their bodies to conform to extreme fads. Become acquainted with customers who frequent the bar, including erotic comic creator Parka and Sam’s gun-toting boss Iris, and serve up delicious real-life recipes with ingredients like vodka and tropical juices. Drink orders are as volatile as emotions in N1RV ANN-A – experiment with different drinks and see what happens!

Explore various story outcomes based on which drinks are served and whose lives are changed. Players can replay missions to improve their scores, explore branching dialogue options and unlock secret missions. Earn better tips by relating to customers through their drinks, and spend hard-earned cash on bills, decorations and Sam’s son, Tony. Will Sam be able to move on and put misdeeds behind her as she embarks on this new cyberpunk bartending adventure?

“Most games use a big-picture perspective, but what made VA11 HALL-A special was its focus on the characters and their problems,” said Christopher “Kiririn51” Ortiz, co-founder, Sukeban Games. “It’s about getting to know people on a personal level, this time with a shiny new location, more options for drink orders, and more ways to relate to customers.”

N1RV ANN-A will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam for PC in English and Chinese in 2020.

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Oh My Godheads: Party Edition Coming Sept 25th to Nintendo Switch!

London, UK – 18 September 2018: Who says a ‘house party’ has to stop when you leave the house? Having brought couch-based multiplayer mayhem to console and PC gamers alike for the last six months, Square Enix Collective is excited to announce Oh My Godheads is now flying headlong towards the Nintendo Switch system courtesy of the Party Edition.

That means, come release this Tuesday 25th September, Barcelona-based studio Titutitech’s celebrated couch-based multiplayer no longer has to be played solely on that dull, dusty and slightly stained sofa currently sat in your living room, but rather indoors, outdoors, absolutely anywhere.

Fancy taking on your friends on that rather dodgy looking sofa-bed in your mate’s garage? Done. Want to give your gran a taste of frenzied ‘capture-the-head’ action on her 1970’s settee? You’re all set. Up for a slice of multiplayer madness with complete strangers on the bus, on a plane, in or the waiting room at your never-on-time dentist? Oh My Godheads’ brand new Party Edition on Nintendo Switch has you sorted.

“We’ve wanted to bring the new Party Edition of Oh My Godheads to Nintendo Switch for some time,” says Federico Sauret, co-CEO of Titutitech. “When we originally launched the game, we set out to recapture the sense of fun so many couch-based multiplayer games pulled off in the 1990s. Bringing friends and family together through games is something Nintendo has long been a master at, so it makes complete sense to add Nintendo Switch to our roster.”

For those yet to enjoy Oh My Godheads, the game’s manic multiplayer tasks players with carrying a variety of magical Godheads back to their base, closely mirroring traditional capture-the-flag style gameplay but adding a whole heap of extra delirium thrown in for good measure. As well as defending against each other’s attacks, gamers also have to take on the Godhead itself – a typically unwilling and malevolent memento not especially keen on your advances.

In addition to all the content from the original Oh My Godheads, the Party Edition includes:

  • New content including a new tower level, new godhead, and a gallery with game art.

  • New Tournament mode modality, allowing players to compete in a set number of matches with a brand new points system.

  • Refined visuals, improved core player movement (allowing you to tackle your rivals and send them flying), re-balanced levels and godheads, improved UI, and AI.

  • Trials mode can now either be played solo or in co-op mode.

  • In addition, most trials have been redesigned adding 10 new trials.

  • A brand new Platinum Medal tier for the most skilled players!

  • Optimisation to take advantage of Nintendo Switch hardware.

“The studio has been hard at work building on the best elements of Oh My Godheads for this Party Edition, and we think Nintendo Switch owners are in for a treat,” says Phil Elliott, Director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix West. “As well as optimising it for the new format, it’s going to be exciting to see just where players indulge in some retro-style couch multiplayer in the coming months. Every sofa is a potential playground.”

Oh My Godheads: Party Edition will launch on Nintendo Switch on Tuesday 25th September with a 15% discount for the first two weeks (normal price £11.99/$14.99/€14.99). Original Oh My Godheads is already available on PS4, Xbox One and Steam for £11.99/$14.99/€14.99).

What is Oh My Godheads?

  • Hilarious couch multiplayer for 1-4 players

  • Battle computer-controlled characters in single player mode

  • ‘Capture-the-head’ gameplay supercharges capture-the-flag with uniquely powered godheads

  • Multiple magical godheads – explosions, control-switching and more

  • Bright, colourful 3D environments in world-spanning locales

  • Ridiculous cast of characters to play

  • Swords, hats, monocles and airborne pastries

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Tricky Towers Coming To Nintendo Switch!

Alwa’s Awakening to Happen Sept 27th on Nintendo Switch!

Alwa’s Awakening is finally making its way to Nintendo Switch! Releasing on September 27 with a price of $9.99 / €9,99.

The first ever console release is the most polished version yet and besides making sure it runs beautifully in 60 fps we also added HD Rumble that’ll make the game even more enjoyable. Alwa’s Awakening has been a fan-favourite ever since it launched on Steam and now Elden Pixels is ready to get the game into a new whole community of players – the Nintendo fans.

In Alwa’s Awakening, use your magic staff and progress through a large interconnected world where you’ll solve puzzles, fight enemies and defeat bosses in order to help free the land of Alwa. Explore and uncover the secrets by using your platforming skills in this challenging and charming 8-bit adventure game.

  • A challenging adventure platform game

  • Use the magic staff to solve puzzles and defeat enemies

  • Find and unlock upgrades to your items and abilities

  • Explore a large interconnected world

  • Listen to a catchy 8-bit soundtrack with over 25 original tracks

  • All-new Assist Mode – Turn on/off item locations on map and enable instant respawn

When we first started development of Alwa’s Awakening we always had the Nintendo audience in mind so it feels amazing to finally get it out on a console where it really belongs.

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Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk Demo Available For Nintendo Switch!

At the center of the quiet town of Refrain sits the Well of Khalaza, where below lies a labyrinth filled with forgotten treasures and poisonous miasma! Now you can explore Labyrinth of Refain: Coven of Dusk safely within our demo, exclusively available now for Nintendo Switch! You can get it now on the Nintendo eShop!

All your progress can be transferred to the full version of Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk if you choose to continue your adventure on the Nintendo Switch!

Try your hand at leading the witch brigade deep into the unknown and get ready for your full adventure on September 18 (just 3 days away) on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam!
Are you ready to discover the dark adventure that awaits you within the labyrinth of Refrain?

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Cities: Skylines Launches on Nintendo Switch!

STOCKHOLM – September 14, 2018 – Paradox Interactive announced today at Nintendo Direct that Cities: Skylines is now available on Nintendo Switch, from developer Tantalus Media for $39.99 MSRP. Marking the publisher’s first foray into a portable platform, Cities: Skylines – Nintendo Switch Edition is on track to deliver superior entertainment wherever players want to play.

A modern take on a classic city builder, originally created by Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines lets players realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city, complete with fully realized transport and economy systems, to cement the city simulation experience. Cities: Skylines is designed to suit any play style – and now, any time, anywhere.

More portable than ever, the new Nintendo Switch edition of this fan-favorite city builder comes complete with UI designed especially for Nintendo Switch, along with two of Cities: Skylines’ most popular expansions – After Dark and Snowfall. Taking advantage of the platform’s unique capabilities like HD Rumble, the Nintendo Switch edition also features advanced tutorials, and Pro Controller support.

“Cities is the first Paradox title on any Nintendo platform, and we are very eager to get the game out to Switch players,” said Sandra Neudinger, Product Manager from Paradox Interactive. “This is an exciting opportunity for the game – for us internally, for current players, and for new players to come. It’s very cool to experience a portable version of Cities: Skylines, so players can now carry their city with them, finding inspiration wherever they go. Imagination is the only limit, we can’t wait to see what players dream and build up.”

KEY FEATURES
Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Constructing your city from the ground up is easy to learn, but hard to master. Playing as the mayor, you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water, electricity, police, fire fighting, healthcare and much more, along with your city’s real economy system and a multitude of gameplay scenarios.

Nintendo Switch edition exclusive: Using HD Rumble, a rumble effect helps find the most efficient area to place service buildings in your city. Pro Controller is also supported, and additional tutorials help guide your first play through.

Extensive local traffic simulation: Colossal Order’s extensive experience developing the Cities in Motion series is put to work in fully fleshed out, well-crafted transport systems.

Districts and Policies: Be more than just an administrator from city hall. Designating parts of your city as a district results in the application of policies which results in you rising to the status of Mayor for your own city.

After Dark: Focused on leisure and tourist specialization, this expansion’s central feature is to utilize the day and night cycle and alter the approach to managing a city. Will you construct a bustling city that lives and breathes at night, or succumb to the perils and misadventures of the dark hours?

Snowfall: The difficulty heats up when the city cools down, thanks to this expansion’s added challenges and assets, like snow maps, street cars and heating systems. There are in-game temperature readings, cosmetic weather enhancements, extra parks, and infrastructural demands to keep your citizens warm and safe from freezing conditions.

Also available for PC, Mac, Linux, Win10, Xbox One and Playstation 4, Cities: Skylines is finally making its much-anticipated portable debut today on Nintendo Switch.

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Asmodee Digital to Bring Beloved Board Games to Nintendo Switch!

PARIS – SEPT. 13, 2018 – Asmodee Digital today announced it will expand its digital board game offering to the Nintendo Switch™ platform, beginning with several best-selling titles to be released over the coming year. Five titles are currently in development, being optimized for Nintendo Switch, including The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game, Pandemic, Carcassonne Munchkin and Catan.

“Bringing our most popular titles to new platforms is a no-brainer, but we’re going a step above to make sure they are optimized for Nintendo Switch,” said Philippe Dao, CMO of Asmodee Digital. “The new audiences that await us on this platform are clear to us, and we’re glad to offer them the best of board games.”

Carcassonne (Holiday Season 2018) – The official adaptation of the famous board game Carcassonne! A modern classic tile-placement game based on the award-winning game in which the players build a medieval city. Build a medieval world in a full adaptation of the award-winning Carcassonne, complete with 3D maps, solo mode and 4-player local multiplayer.

The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game (2019) – Whether you play alone or alongside a second player, forge a powerful deck—and a fellowship of three—to face the forces of Sauron in each story-driven quest. Inspired by the hit Fantasy Flight LCG® The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game.

Pandemic (2019) – Stop the spread of four diseases and cure them all on your own or in local, 4-player multiplayer with Pandemic, plus its DLC based on popular expansions. Discover the Nintendo Switch adaptation of the famous board game! As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures.

Catan (2019) – It’s time to discover on Nintendo Switch the most popular island in board game history!

Munchkin (2019) – A dungeon crawler based on Steve Jackson’s iconic card game, Munchkin.

About Asmodee Digital

Asmodee Digital, a fully owned subsidiary of the Asmodee Group, is an international publisher and distributor of digital board games with operations located in Europe, North America, and China. Asmodee Digital manages the creation, design, development, publishing, and marketing of board and card games on leading digital platforms – spanning mobile, PC, Mac, virtuality reality and consoles – for Asmodee studios as well as for third-party publishers. The current Asmodee Digital catalog includes best-selling digital games such as Catan VR, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Agricola, Mille Bornes, Pandemic, Small World 2, Mr. Jack London, Colt Express, Mysterium, Potion Explosion, Onirim, Jaipur, Spot It! Duel, Abalone, Ticket to Ride First Journey, Catan Stories, Talisman, Fighting Fantasy Legends, Smash Up and digital versions of many other well-known board games.

Munchkin – © 2019 Digital game published by Asmodee Digital. Game created by Steve Jackson and edited by Steve Jackson Games.

The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game –  © 2019 Fantasy Flight Games. The Lord of the Rings, and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used, under license, by Fantasy Flight Games. Living Card Game, LCG, LCG logo and Fantasy Flight Supply are TM/® of Fantasy Flight Games. All Rights Reserved to their respective owners.

Pandemic – © 2019 Digital game published by Asmodee Digital. Game created by Matt Leacock and edited by Z-Man Games.

Carcassonne – © 2019 Asmodee Digital. Carcassonne is a game published by Hans im Glück Verlag GmbH

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Digital Board Game Armello Comes to Life September 27 on Nintendo Switch!

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Sept. 13, 2018 – Armello, the acclaimed fantasy digital board game from League of Geeks, will launch for Nintendo Switch on Sept. 27, 2018. Both Armello and Armello – Complete Edition are available to pre-order today via the Nintendo eShop for $19.99 USD / €19.99 / £14.99 and $39.99 USD / €39.99 / £29.99, respectively.

The Complete Edition includes the base game bundled with the four Bandit Clan heroes, eight additional playable characters from the “Usurpers” and “Rivals” hero packs, two alternative board skins from the “Seasons” pack, additional hero skins, and the premium dice pack. Including all content and improvements since the game’s 2015 debut, Armello on the Nintendo Switch combines the best of the intricate, magical strategy that has captivated so many with accessible and on-the-move gameplay of Nintendo’s popular console.

In the Kingdom of Armello, mighty heroes from the realm’s five clans – Bear, Rabbit, Rat, Wolf, and Bandit – embark on a perilous journey to challenge the crazed lion king for his crown and save the land from a dark, corrupting force known as the Rot.

Select one of 20 champions and embrace their unique strengths, weaknesses, and character-specific hero abilities while vying against three opponents also out to usurp the throne. Overcome the competition by any means necessary in this rich hybrid of role-playing and tabletop games.

With a collection of characters, a variety of victory conditions, procedurally-generated maps, dynamic questlines, unlockable items, collectables, and more, every match of Armello has something different to offer and brings worlds of cards and dice alive in new and magical ways.

“For over three years now, Armello has taken the experience of playing board games with a table full of friends and brought that to life in a virtual space,” said Trent Kusters, co-founder and director, League of Geeks. “Not only does Armello play brilliantly on the Switch, whether docked or on the go, but players new and old will inherit years of content, updates, and improvements when Armello launches on Nintendo Switch.”

An IGF, Indiecade, and SXSW awards finalist, Armello is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and recently launched for Android. It supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional) language options.

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