Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha Launches January 21st on Nintendo Switch!

We’re excited to announce that Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha will be released on January 21, 2020! Get ready to bring the excitement of the arcade home! To see the six titles of Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha in action, check out our new gameplay trailer.

Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha is available for preorder now on the NISA Online Store.

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Zelda-Inspired Adventure Sparklite Arrives November 14th on Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK – Having built up an impressive amount of momentum so far this year with highlight reveals across the likes of Gamescom and PAX, Merge Games are delighted to announce that their whimsical top-down action adventure Sparklite will release via PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 14th!

With a recent showing in Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase alongside unveilings across PAX events such as [email protected], ‘The Mix Seattle’, ‘Kinda Funny’ Showcase, as well as the ‘Monsters of Indie’ Superstar Dev Panel, Sparklite continues to make an impact as one of 2019’s most interesting and exciting Indie games to watch out for. Fusing together an arsenal of gadgets, guns and gear, Sparklite will have you exploring a diverse, procedurally-generated world to take down the titans of the mining industry and harness the power of Sparklite!

From solving puzzles to defeating a range of different bosses and enemies, Sparklite combines elements of classic adventure titles such as The Legend of Zelda alongside a unique blend of approachable roguelike elements. Get ready to immerse yourself in an ever changing world as you take Ada on a journey across an assortment of different biomes and save Geodia!

Key Features

  • Stunning visuals – Intricate pixel art aesthetic inspired by retro classics
  • Original soundtrack – GameCube inspired soundtrack by composer Dale North (Wizard of Legend)
  • Explore the world of Sparklite – Five beautiful, procedurally generated biomes
  • Invent your arsenal – Invent gadgets to solve puzzles and defeat enemies
  • Battle bosses – Take on the Baron Mining Corp and its formidable gremlin Titans
  • Meet the locals  Befriend the people of Geodia and help build The Refuge

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Pixel Game Maker MV v1.0 Leaves Early Access on Steam Today!

TOKYO, JAPAN – Sept. 19, 2019 – Pixel Game Maker MV, the intuitive yet fully-featured 2D game engine from Playism and Kadokawa Corporation, leaves Steam Early Access on Windows and launches into 1.0 today, alongside the debut of a free trial demo.

Debuting with the 1.0 release are two new sample games including archaeological metroidvania La-Mulana 2 remade in Pixel Game Maker MV, bringing the total number of sample games to 20.

This sister software to RPG Maker, which sold more than 2,000,000 copies worldwide, simplifies 2D game development so first-time developers can craft the game of their dreams with no programming knowledge, while maintaining the power, depth and flexibility required by veterans.

Create a variety of 2D games including side-scrolling beat ‘em ups, pixelated metroidvanias, top-down survival horror adventures, puzzle platformers and much more. With Pixel Game Maker MV, imagination is the only limit.

Bring side-scrolling or top-down dreams to life with a built-in physics engine, local multiplayer support for up to four players and support for extending the engine with add-ons built in JavaScript, among other features. The 20 example games come with premade sci-fi and fantasy assets developers can use to jump right into prototyping or in their own commercial releases.

The free trial demo will allow transfer of work-in-progress projects to the full version. Version 1.0 has Steam Workshop support as well as other improvements requested by the Early Access community and will continue to receive patches and new features as time goes on.

An update in 2020 will add Nintendo Switch porting functionality, allowing Pixel Game Maker MV creations to be sold on the Nintendo eShop, published by Kadokawa Corporation. In celebration, Kadokawa Corporation is holding a Pixel Game Maker MV Game Development Challenge from Oct. 3, 2019 – March 31, 2020 to find fantastic works from the platform’s most talented creators for publishing on Nintendo Switch.

“This launch is not the end of development on the Pixel Game Maker MV engine,” said Noboru Mogami, producer, Kadokawa Corporation. “Although Pixel Game Maker MV asks for a one-time payment instead of a subscription, we’re committed to supporting our developer community with continuous updates so they can tell their stories with any game mechanics they can dream up.”

Pixel Game Maker MV is available now on Steam in Japanese, English and Simplified Chinese for the regular price of $84.99 USD/€71.99, with a 30% launch discount for a limited time.

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Infini will Enlighten the Nintendo Switch in Q1 2020!

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC – Sep. 19, 2019 – Infini, the psychedelic puzzle adventure from developer Barnaque and publisher Nakana.io, will launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac in Q1 2020.

Integrating an outlandish narrative with rigorous mind-bending puzzles, Infini walks a fine line of meditative and chaotic. Standout visuals and concepts are used to create an imaginative and surrealist world where concepts like Poetry, War, Time, and Hope are personified. After being catapulted into Infinity by War, Hope must find his way back to the real world before it begins to suffer from his absence.

Hope must avoid obstacles to reach the next level as he falls endlessly through an eccentric alternate realm. Each world harbors new abilities, themes, and opportunities to explore the multiverse and its bizarre personalities. Meet helpful allies and deceitful foes as Hope learns who to trust while lost in Infinity.

Barnaque is creating the ominous soundtrack themselves, with more than 20 original songs bringing life to the metaphorical world of Infinity. Their psychedelic imagery and hand-drawn cinematics paint the landscape for the unsettling fate that threatens Hope. Prepare to drift straight into the madness they’ve created and escape Infinity early next year.

Infini Key Features:

  • Rigorous puzzles that introduce new abilities in each world
  • Distinct worlds layered with allegory, symbolism, and complex characters
  • More than 100 levels through 10 diverse worlds
  • Standout visuals and a grandiose soundtrack with more than 20 original songs
  • Mind-bending gameplay that sways between meditative and chaotic

“We are always striving to push limits and break boundaries with our narratives and gameplay,” says David Martin, Co-founder of Barnaque. “Our goal with Infini is to destabilize players by throwing them into an unknown world of surprise.”

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Psychological Horror Adventure 3rd Eye Bedevils Switch Later This Year!

Tokyo, Japan – Sept. 19, 2019 – Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) publishing label UNTIES and developer 3rd Eye Project will bring 3rd Eye, the visually-striking and horrific point-and-click adventure set in the Touhou Project universe, to Steam on Sept. 30. Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will be tormented in Q4 2019.

Koishi Komeiji is a quirky child with no friends but an incredible gift. As her 3rd eye awakens, she can see lingering traces of the past and glimpse inside people’s hearts, all brought to life as surreal, hand-drawn visual manifestations.

Explore the mysterious world and souls of those around Komeiji using the 3rd eye to discover items and clues. See the motivations of those she encounters along her journey painted in dreamlike strokes, but use these powers sparingly as overuse of the 3rd eye will cause it to become bloodshot, restarting the level. Only special drops will prevent red eye.

A hauntingly beautiful art style sets the tone of this gripping narrative exploring universal themes of loneliness and isolation across six chapters, with more than 10 characters (including special appearances of popular Touhou Project originals), a 20,000-word script and three possible endings. Help Koishi learn to understand the feelings of others and build friendships to ease her solitude.

“3rd Eye takes a visual approach to the loneliness we all feel at some point in our lives and the ways we learn to connect with others,” said Akinari Itoh, G&R Representative, UNTIES. “The talented development team at 3rd Eye Project have given life to these common struggles through compelling illustrations, revealed through gameplay and depicting the woes we all face.”

3rd Eye will be available on Steam for $14.99 USD/Euro and will support English and Japanese.

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Neo Cab Arrives Oct 3rd on Nintendo Switch!

Melbourne, Australia – Sept. 19, 2019 —  Is your rideshare driver more than just a star rating? Have you ever stopped to consider how their day is going? Fellow Traveller and Chance Agency are excited to announce their emotional survival game of rideshare driving in an AI-driven world, Neo Cab, will be arriving on October 3rd. It will be coming to both PC (Windows, Mac) at $14.99 USD and Nintendo Switch at $19.99 USD. Pre-orders are live on the Nintendo eShop right now, and players are also invited to try Neo Cab in a new demo on Steam or Nintendo Switch! How will you manage your emotions under pressure?

Neo Cab, an emotional survival game with a strong narrative focus, challenges you to stay human in a world overcome by automation. Play as Lina, one of the last human rideshare drivers in a near-future, AI-driven world. Your friend and only lifeline has gone missing; with no money and nowhere to stay, the only thing you can do is keep driving. Use the Neo Cab app to navigate the city, choose your passengers, and engage with them to learn their stories — and uncover the truth about your own.

Inspired by the rise of our app-driven daily lives, Neo Cab Creative Lead Patrick Ewing is eager to confront the possible perils of our automated future saying, “What are the merits of personal, human service and why are sterile, automated interactions often presented as a core part of utopia? In Neo Cab, Lina is one of the last human drivers, and so those who get into her cab are in need of the human touch! Some of her passengers will enjoy having a conversation while they get from Point A to Point B. Others might prefer that automated utopia, and see Lina as just another node in the service mesh of automated capitalism.”

Neo Cab will release on Oct. 3, 2019, for Windows, Mac, and Nintendo Switch.

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Spin Rhythm XD Drops Juicy Beats on Nintendo Switch in 2020!

MELBOURNE — September 18, 2019 — Spin Rhythm XD, the action-packed intergalactic rhythm game with the juiciest beats in the universe from Super Spin Digital, drops a new hit onto Steam Early Access October 22, with a Nintendo Switch version keeping the party going in 2020.

Spin, tap, scratch and flow through heavy-hitting songs as they twist and turn through a hyper-vibrant galaxy. Wield a digital turntable to match rapid-fire colors and beats while grooving with the music. As difficulty ramps up, more actions like sustaining notes, free-spinning, and smashing chunky bass hits with the offhand come into play. Keep the party going with mouse and keyboard controls or crank the action up to 11: Spin Rhythm XD is compatible with most existing MIDI DJ controllers.

Steam Early Access opens up with 15 tasty tracks from DJs around the world for players to master and rack up high scores. Featuring 12+ original tunes and other incredible bangers from artists like Nitro Fun, Hyper Potions, Tokyo Machine, Tristam, Pegboard Nerds, Panda Eyes and many more, fans of rhythm games and music alike will find something scratch-worthy. Super Spin Digital is partnering with forward-thinking record label Monstercat (who has contributed to Beat Saber and Rocket League) so anyone can find something up their alley thanks to an eclectic selection of artists.

Each jam is matched to its own themed 100% hand-designed level matching the feel of the song. Multiple difficulty settings make Spin Rhythm XD perfect for both quick sessions or high score chasing. Control the music as it flows through the cosmos, but perform well or the song will crash and burn, ending the track and spoiling highly-anticipated drops.

Coming to Switch in 2020, Spin Rhythm XD utilizes the Switch’s touchscreen, motion controls, and Joy-Cons to control the flow of music. The Switch version will launch with double the number of songs available during Steam Early Access launch, coinciding with the 1.0 release on PC.

“One of the reasons we wanted to create Spin Rhythm XD was to replicate the soaring highs of performing and creating music without feeling the pressure of being on stage,” said Dave Curro, co-founder of Super Spin Digital. “Players of any experience level can grab the controls and start spinning with ease for the experience, or push themselves to get perfect scores.”

Spin Rhythm XD comes to Steam Early Access October 22 in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. A Nintendo Switch version will be available in 2020.

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Earthfall: Alien Horde Coming To Nintendo Switch!

SEATTLE, WA – September 18, 2019 – Nimble, the newly formed pacific northwest game developer today announced Earthfall: Alien Horde, a revitalization of the hit FPS Earthfall — previously released on Xbox One, PS4, and Steam — is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 11, 2019. Featuring the entirety of Earthfall, plus all its many updates, Earthfall: Alien Horde brings online and all-new local wireless 4-player co-op exclusively to the Nintendo Switch. Featuring tons of content for players to enjoy, Earthfall: Alien Horde will be available for $19.99 on the Nintendo eShop.

“Bringing Earthfall: Alien Horde to the Nintendo Switch made perfect sense to us,” said Russell Williams of Nimble. “The ability to play with your friends anywhere — online or with local wireless play — is really going to be a fun and unique feature that works extremely well with our 4-player co-operative FPS. Switch is a great console and Earthfall: Alien Horde is great on Switch. We hope everyone has fun taking on the apocalyptic horde of aliens and their overlords.”

Earthfall: Alien Horde for Nintendo Switch features include:

A Horde of Content — 15 unique locations, including 11 campaign chapters, 5 invasion maps, and tons of unlockable items!

Hardcore Co-op — Drop in, drop out and engage in classic four-player co-operative gunplay inspired by the greatest co-op shooters of our time. Now with local wireless co-op, in addition to online play.

Death from Above — Fight the horde, a procedurally generated alien menace that makes every gameplay session tense, exciting, fresh, and utterly lethal.

Well-armed Allies — Become one of four story-driven characters and battle through an alien-infested plot while utilizing advanced weaponry and printable guns.

Constructible Defenses – Strategically place barricades that electrify or set the alien scourge afire. Deploy automatic sentries to create the perfect alien killing zones or set up mounted turrets to achieve firepower superiority.

ABOUT EARTHFALL: ALIEN HORDE

Earthfall: Alien Horde is a four-player cooperative first-person shooter that challenges players to survive hordes of ruthless alien drones and their inscrutable masters. Experience a battle-tested, upgraded first-person shooter that includes all previous content updates from the original Earthfall at an amazing value. Now featuring a Nintendo Switch exclusive: 4-player local wireless co-op wireless play!

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Hop on a hoverboard, throw down with friends and blast your way to victory with Mario & Sonic!

IRVINE, Calif. – September 16, 2019 – Go beyond the limits of reality into the realm of imagination with Mario & Sonic in Dream Events – intense, fast-paced experiences with your favorite characters that add an all-new layer of party fun you won’t find anywhere else, starting November 5!

Dream Shooting: Aim and take fire at a range of targets placed all around a traditional Japanese manor in this competitive score-based event! At different intervals during the match, flying kites will appear, which players can target for bonus points.

Dream Karate: Fight to light up the most blank spaces featured on the floor to expand your territory, combining the lightning-fast action of Karate with free-for-all gameplay! Every space where an enemy falls by your hand will light up. The player or team that lights up the most spaces at the end of the round is the victor. It’s chaos, fun-filled chaos!

Dream Racing: Hop on a hoverboard and zoom through a downhill course filled with question-mark power-ups and challenging obstacles, performing sweet tricks to earn a speed boost and gain the lead. The first one to the bottom wins!

These thrilling party events can only be found in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, available in the Americas on November 5 and Europe on November 8!

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

  • Brand New Story: Help Mario & Sonic escape from a 2D-themed console, the “Tokyo ’64.”
  • 10 Classic 2D Events: Experience Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games in a brand-new way with classic 2D versions of 10 events from the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964.
  • Plus, New 3D Events: Surfing, Skateboarding, Karate, and Sport Climbing add to the other 17 seminal 3D events already represented. With so many options to choose from, everyone has a sporting chance!
  • Many Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
  • 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 the star-studded Mario & Sonic family, including Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Peach, Amy, Dr. Eggman, Yoshi, Tails, Metal Sonic, Donkey Kong and more!

Enjoy 10 different classic 2D events with friends and family:

  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics – Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting – Trap
  • Volleyball

You will also dash, jump, climb, surf and more in 21 3D events:

  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate – Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding – Park
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing – Shortboard
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump

Release Date

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take to the starting blocks exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on November 5 in the Americas for $59.99 USD and November 8 in Europe with commensurate pricing.

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Star Wars Pinball is Now Available for the Nintendo Switch!

September 13, 2019 – Players who are strong in the Force can now choose a side in Star Wars™ Pinball, a collection of 19 Star Wars™-themed tables on Nintendo Switch! Starting today, smugglers and droids alike can purchase the physical edition of Star Wars Pinball from leading retailers, including Target, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, and Amazon, for a suggested retail price of $29.99. Star Wars Pinball is also available digitally from the Nintendo eShop.

The Nintendo Switch collection offers new and exciting gameplay modes exclusive to the system – take up arms in a community-wide Galactic Struggle, contributing points to the light or dark side as you play through all our tables; level through 50 Career Ranks in a new Career Mode; and unlock special Force Power bonuses to maximize your true potential in the Nintendo Switch collection.

Star Wars Pinball takes full advantage of the unique Nintendo Switch hardware features such as HD Rumble and vertical screen orientation. Play the game at home or on the go – the Nintendo Switch provides the ultimate pinball experience wherever you are!

Star Wars Pinball Tables

The entire 19 table pinball collection celebrating a Galaxy Far, Far Away:

  • Movie Adaptations: Star Wars™: A New Hope™, Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back™, Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi™, Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™, Star Wars™: The Last Jedi™,Rogue One: A Star Wars™ Story; Solo: A Star Wars™ Story
  • TV Adaptations: Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ and Star Wars Rebels™
  • Characters: Han Solo, Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian in the Calrissian Chronicles table, Boba Fett, Droids
  • Locations: Ahch-To Island, Mimban (Battle of Mimban)
  • Themes: Jedi versus Sith (Masters of the Force), X-wings vs. TIE fighters (Starfighter Assault), being the bad guy (Might of the First Order)

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