Foretales Arrive Sept 15th on Nintendo Switch!

Nantes, France, August 4th, 2022 – Have you heard the story of Foretales? Word has it that indie developer Alkemi, in partnership with Dear Villagers, have cooked up an all new way to tell an interactive story… with cards! In Foretales, narration and experimentation blend with decksploration mechanics to create an all new kind of card game where what happens next is entirely up to you!

Our story begins long ago in the realm, where the avian thief Volepain and his friend were asked to steal a magical lyre. They outwitted the guards with an ace up their sleeve. And by “ace” I mean pocket sand. The point is it worked, and our heroes snagged the lyre undetected. Unfortunately, it was no sooner that they had gotten their hands on the lyre that Volepain began to have terrifying visions of the end of the world!

To combat this catastrophic prophecy, Volepain knew he had to assemble a team of companions. His potential allies included the tiger archer Léo, the gorilla Karst, the elephant Isabeau, and the parrot Pattenbois, among other eccentric allies. He knew each party member came with their own strengths and weaknesses that would have to be deployed strategically if they were to succeed in their quest.

Of course, Volepain and his friends need your helping hand to guide them on their journey. Choose whether to approach a scenario by using stealth, creating a ruse, making a trade, or engaging in good old-fashioned fisticuffs. If you play your cards right, Volepain and his ragtag squad could prevent a terrible fate!

Now it’s up to you to forge your own destiny on this perilous quest, when Foretales comes to Nintendo Switch and Steam on September 15th.

Our boldest adventurers can sweeten the pot by tossing in some extra coin – approximately €23.99 / $23.99 / £18.78 – for the Deluxe Edition, containing Foretales’ original soundtrack and a digital art book.

Foretales is unlike anything else out there, using cards to not only battle and barter, but also dictate important story choices like where to go, how to infiltrate an enemy stronghold, and who to recruit,” said Alain Puget, founder of Alkemi. “Foretales is more than a card game, it’s an adventure! And we can’t wait to share it with you all when it launches on September 15th!”

“We at Dear Villagers seek to bring people unique experiences, and Foretales is a perfect encapsulation of that,” said Guillaume Jamet, Head of Publishing at Dear Villagers. “It’s more than a CCG, but a sprawling adventure played out in table top form! Its whimsy is bolstered by legendary composer Christophe Héraltop’s killer soundtrack, and veteran character actor Travis Willingham offering his esteemed vocal talents as the narrator. Foretales has got freedom, choice, and charm to spare!”

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Gigapocalypse Rampages Its Way Onto Nintendo Switch!

Dueren, Germany – August 4, 2022 – Headup Games & Goody Gameworks are pleased to announce that retro-inspired side scrolling city-smasher Gigapocalypse is out today for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, priced at $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99.

Inspired by Kaiju monster movies like Godzilla and King Kong, as well as classic arcade games like Rampage, Gigapocalypse gives players a roster of monsters, or “Gigas”, to choose from as they reduce cities to rubble to the beat of a pumping heavy metal soundtrack. Create your own monster apocalypse with customisable Kaijus and lay waste to a wide variety of locations waiting to be stomped into dust.

With every run you undertake to try and get to each location’s boss, your Giga will become more powerful and earn mutation points. Spend these points to upgrade your Giga with new mutations, skills, skins, and even up to five tiny minion pets who will accompany you on your outings of urban destruction. Take care of your Giga in Tamagotchi-style minigames and decorate your Giga’s home with cool items that will improve your Giga and make them even more menacing.

Gigapocalypse offers nine monsters to choose from – three ‘Old Gods’, three prehistoric monstrosities and three horrors from outer space. You can take these beasts of destruction into a host of fun city locations from across multiple timelines, ranging from the Wild West to the modern day.

“We are delighted to bring Gigapocalypse to console gamers who want to let off some steam and smash stuff up,” said developer Goody Pundit. “With the many updates and improvements we’ve made during the game’s stint in Early Access on PC, the game is better than ever and I hope console players enjoy picking out a Giga from our monstrous roster and laying waste to everything in front of them!”

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Voyage Begins August 12th on Nintendo Switch!

3rd August 2022 – Indie publisher Ratalaika Games, together with Venturous, is happy to announce the up and coming release of Voyage, a relaxing and beautiful cinematic journey of exploration. Out on the 12th August for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch, priced at $14.99 / €14.99, this imaginative, eye-catching, cooperative, adventure game is one not to miss.

A long-forgotten past.

Billed as a side-scrolling casual adventure, Voyage offers much more with its aesthetics and ongoing changing settings, following two survivors who find themselves on an unknown planet. Their travels, whether you decide to play by yourself or cooperatively, will consist of many obstacles that halt and hinder their ability to progress forward. Throughout their journey they will unravel a mystery of the past and there are three stories being told simultaneously in Voyage – ‘gameplay’ (the actual journey) – ‘statue scenes’ (which are big sisters’ personal memories) and lastly – ‘murals’ (which tell the story of the planet and the people who lived there.)

2 Becomes 1

When playing Voyage in single-player mode, as opposed to two player cooperatively, one of the two protagonists in the game acts as an AI companion as if you were to play the game with a friend. You can choose which of the characters to control at any given time, interact with objects and climb together, tell each other to follow or stay put, point and even hug. Many of the objectives throughout the journey of Voyage require cooperation between two characters; for example pushing pillars, moving objects and helping each other while climbing. In addition to this, the actual shared exploration of the game does also play a part in the narrative itself. Whether you decide to play by yourself or cooperatively, the journey will revolve around two survivors in their search for answers and unravel a mystery and find a way home together.

Interesting Facts – Features

  • Share Experience, work alone or with a friend
  • Lose yourself in Voyage’s sprawling and expansive hand painted environments
  • Customizable input methods such as keyboard, gamepad, mouse and touch
  • Music and sound by Calum Bowen, composer for Snipperclips, Pikuniku and Lovely Planet
  • Replay the game and come to different personal conclusions
  • Relaxing and Unique journey focus
  • A game that could be played by anyone without much difficulty
  • Players can expect to travel through several carefully chosen environments; sunlit ruins, windy grasslands, sandstorm filled desserts, swamps, misty forests, mossy forests, caves, underwater, a spaceship and more
  • Find and understand murals that show what has transpired
  • Creatures and otherworldly beings that players get to interact with along their journey, some playing a bigger part in the overall story of the game
  • Voyage consists of various settings and moods all tailored to support both the gameplay and the narrative of the game

Unique – Ready to Captivate a broad audience

Voyage has already been described as unique and absorbing, with no audible voices and no text dialogue but soothing backdrop music it opens up a fascinating way to observe and play. With simple controls, focus is squarely toward the visual delights on offer and the challenges that unfold as you are instantly pulled into this beautifully crafted story!

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AEW: Fight Forever Has Begun on Nintendo Switch!

Vienna/Austria, Jacksonville/Florida, Tokyo/Japan August 3, 2022: THQ Nordic GmbH and All Elite Wrestling, LLC (AEW) and YUKE’S Co., Ltd. today confirmed that the release of AEW: Fight Forever will be the tag-team event of the century! The two companies have joined forces to bring developer YUKES’ latest creation to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

“One of the first things I did after signing with AEW was to ask Tony Khan to let me help assemble the best gaming team on the planet, to make the best wrestling game ever,” said Kenny Omega, EVP of AEW and former AEW World Champion and AEW World Tag Team Champion. “Well, we just landed the perfect finisher by partnering with global publishing and distribution powerhouse THQ Nordic for AEW: Fight Forever. The THQ brand has long been synonymous with wrestling games – there is simply no more qualified partner to bring AEW: Fight Forever to the millions of wrestling fans the world over.”

YUKE’S president and CEO Yukinori Taniguchi said “I am both gratified and excited to have the opportunity to work with AEW – who is breathing new life into the pro wrestling industry – and the THQ Brand, with whom we have created an entire era of pro wrestling games. Using the expertise we have cultivated over the years, we are taking on this project with the ultimate staff from the YUKE’S Development Team in order to recreate AEW’s appeal within a video game to the highest degree. We hope that fans will enjoy experiencing the most cutting-edge technology, and the next evolution, in pro wrestling gaming.”

“Kenny’s incredible vision for AEW: Fight Forever is informed by his wrestling pedigree both inside the ring and on the controller,” said Executive Producer Reinhard Pollice, THQ Nordic. “Combine that vision with YUKES’ unparalleled wrestling game development history is resulting in an AEW experience that draws heavily on the arcade feel that first won wrestling gamer hearts more than two decades ago.”

A touch of nostalgia is just the beginning in AEW: Fight Forever. Players can look forward to pulling off the most current wrestling moves seen on wildly popular AEW programming. This, in addition to innovative tandem offensive moves. Online co-op wrestling is going completely next level with Tag Team matches that feature sequences of team maneuvers performed with simple commands. A long roster of the most popular AEW wrestlers, deep career mode, create-a-wrestler, signature AEW arenas, multiple match types and even some good ol’ fashioned, unsanctioned fun await!

About AEW: Fight Forever

Features:

  • Match Types
    • Single Matches
    • Tag-Team
    • 3-Way
    • 4-Way
    • Ladder Matches
    • Casino Battle Royale
    • Falls Count Anywhere
    • Unsanctioned Lights-Out (allows use of weapons)
    • Exploding Barbed Wire Death Matches
  • Career Mode
  • Wide Range of Customization Modes
    • Custom Wrestlers (attire and appearance)
    • Custom Move-Sets
    • Custom Entrances
    • Custom Teams
    • Custom Arenas
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Leaderboards

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South of the Circle Has Arrived on Nintendo Switch!

Warsaw, Poland – August 3rd, 2022 — South of the Circle, the latest gem in 11 bit studios’ carefully tailored publishing portfolio, is available today on PC (Steam, GOG), Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4.

Featuring a compelling story revolving around the emotional impact of choices and promises, and brought to life by a stellar cast, South of the Circle represents 11 bit studios’ motto of ‘meaningful entertainment’ to perfection. Taking place amidst the chilling reality of the 1960s Cold War soon after the signing of the Antarctic Treaty, South of the Circle was crafted by the BAFTA-winning team, State of Play.

“I am fascinated by Antarctica’s surreal beauty, particularly in the 60s, because of the low tech that was there at the time,” states Creative Director Luke Whittaker. “We had a family friend who was out there back then and all of his photographs were incredibly inspiring. He told us many stories and some of them even made it into the game. We explored what happens to a person when they are taken away from all the structures they’re around in everyday life. Who are we when we‘re separated from all the political and social constructs? It was a great way to explore someone’s mind because when you’re in a setting like that what else do you have?”

Players will explore the mind of Peter, a Cambridge academic teacher, who ponders on his past as he wanders through a snowy landscape after a catastrophic plane crash. He will come to realize how political powers influenced him and his love-interest Clara’s lives, and how he perceives his path and the promises he made along the way. South of the Circle’s cast includes Anton Lesser (“Game of Thrones”, “Star Wars: Andor”), Gwilym Lee (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), Olivia Vinall (“The Woman in White”), Richard Goulding (“The Crown”), Adrian Rawlins (“Chernobyl”), and Michael Fox (“Downton Abbey”).

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TAITO’s Legendary Vertical Shoot ‘em Up Ray-series Returns!

Stuttgart, Germany – 01 August, 2022 – ININ Games announce today that they will bring the legendary Ray-series of vertical shooters to the West, in partnership with TAITO, both digitally and boxed for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 (PS4), with the release planned for 2023.

As one of the most iconic vertical shoot ‘em ups (shmup), the Ray-series is a popular brand of legendary developer TAITO. First introduced in February 1994, with the release of RayForce for the TAITO F3 arcade, the series quickly became one of the most popular arcade games of its time. Also known as Gunlock or Galactic Attack outside of Japan, it was followed by two sequels with RayStorm and RayCrisis, both featuring polygon-based 3D graphics instead of sprite-based ones.

To honour this shoot ‘em up icon’s legacy, there will be not only one, but two special collections heading to the West with pre-orders starting shortly.

The RayStorm x RayCrisis HD Collection was devised by ININ Games, to combine the best the Ray-series has to offer, for shoot ‘em up fans around the world at an affordable price point of 39,99 EUR/USD. RayStorm x RayCrisis HD Collection includes the original RayStorm and RayCrisis and their respective HD versions, known for their exciting gameplay. This exclusive Western compilation will be available as a boxed retail edition and for download.

On top of that, ININ Games is also bringing TAITO’s original Japanese Ray’z Arcade Chronology to the West. This collection further adds the classic game that started it all, RayForce, and will be available to download for 49,99 EUR/USD.

RayStorm x RayCrisis HD Collection (available as boxed edition and for digital download)

  • RayStorm
  • RayStorm NEO HD
  • RayCrisis
  • RayCrisis HD

Ray’z Arcade Chronology (available for digital download)

  • RayForce
  • RayStorm
  • RayStorm NEO HD
  • RayCrisis
  • RayCrisis HD

Once again involved in the porting of the games to modern consoles like for previous TAITO classics, are the masters of remastering at M2! The games will come with HD graphics, a great soundtrack and additional features and gadgets.

A limited Ray-series collection for the biggest fans out there with an exclusive extra never been released on cartridge before!

As a special way of honoring this great series, Strictly Limited Games have created an exclusive Limited and Collector’s Edition for Ray’z Arcade Chronology containing several physical collectibles – a great addition to every collection of video games or for those who love the classic shmup! These editions will also include the previously unreleased prototype “R-Gear”, the original planned successor of RayForce! Pre-orders for these exclusive editions are already live and only at strictlylimitedgames.com!

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Logic Pic Announced For August 5th Release on Nintendo Switch!

Logic Pic is a puzzle game with brain-teasing, easy-to-expert nonogram puzzles. If you’re already familiar with grid puzzles and logic games you’ll quickly get a hang of nonograms. They are a challenge for any sudoku or crosswords fan! Follow the numbers at top rows and leftmost columns to discover hidden pixel art! Should you need any help, let Logi-Pico guide you through the Tutorial Section.

In the game:

  • 1000+ puzzles to start with and 800+ within 3 DLCs available to upgrade solo or in bundles
  • Puzzles divided into multiple categories such as Flowers, Food, Farm, Space, Sport, Mythology and many others to be found in Collection Mode.
  • Even more puzzles available to unlock in the Story Mode
  • Wide range of puzzle sizes – from little 5×5 snacks up to a whopping 15×20 giants.
  • Singleplayer Mode for you and Co-op Mode for up to 4 players (preferably – your friends)!
  • Versus Mode designed for 2-4 true brainiacs.
  • Four big brain Power-ups to diversify your gameplay.
  • 7 languages
  • Adjustable music volume and sounds effects

Additional Content

With Logic Pic: Nonogram Adventure DLC you can update your Logic Pic library with 290 new puzzles to solve:

  • Chinese New Year
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Famous Paintings
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Greek Mythology and many more…

With Logic Pic: Happy Picross DLC you can update your Logic Pic library with 260 new puzzles to solve:

  • Cute Animals
  • Valentine’s Day
  • April’s Fool Day
  • Magicians Day
  • World Peace
  • And more…

With Logic Pic: Love to Solve by Numbers DLC you can update your Logic Pic library with 260 new puzzles to solve:

  • Spy Gadgets
  • Wild West
  • 20th Century Inventions
  • Amusement Park
  • And more…

Logic Pic: All DLCs Pack (Bundle):

  • Logic Pic: Nonogram Adventure DLC with 290 puzzles
  • Logic Pic: Happy Picross DLC with 260 puzzles
  • Logic Pic: Love to Solve by Numbers DLC with 260 puzzles

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Turrican Anthology Vol I & II Available Digitally on Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, Germany – 29 July, 2022 – Get your Turrican suit ready and be prepared to fight against evil-doers, because Turrican Anthology Vol. I & II are now digitally available for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 (PS4). Originally developed by Factor 5, ININ Games brings these iconic cult classics to the modern gaming world in two separate anthologies. It is time to re-experience some of the best retro action games ever, with a soundtrack by the iconic Chris Huelsbeck.

Turrican Anthology Vol. I & II contain ten Turrican games across two separate collections, from the Amiga, SNES, and Genesis/Mega Drive era. Celebrated as a ground-breaking video game series, Turrican was mixing exploration with non-stop action, and one of video game’s finest soundtracks by legendary German composer Chris Huelsbeck. Both collections of games are now available as a download title for Nintendo Switch and PS4.

Get ready to play through the most epic moments in Turrican’s history:

Turrican Anthology Vol. I

  • Turrican (Amiga)
  • Turrican II (Amiga)
  • Super Turrican (SNES)
  • Super Turrican Director’s Cut (SNES)
  • Mega Turrican Score Attack (Genesis/Mega Drive)

Turrican Anthology Vol. II

  • Turrican 3 (Amiga)
  • Mega Turrican (Genesis/Mega Drive)
  • Mega Turrican Director’s Cut (Genesis/Mega Drive)
  • Super Turrican 2 (SNES)
  • Super Turrican Score Attack (SNES)

Both Anthologies also include a variety of newly added content:

  • A map feature allowing you to scan the whole map
  • The ability to turn different map layers on and off
  • Various enhancements on the original map like real-time and overlay maps
  • Different soundtracks to choose from: emulated, original remastered by Chris Huelsbeck himself or Turrican Soundtrack Anthology music
  • The option to choose either Amiga, Console or modern controls
  • Unlockable cheats
  • Jukebox for each game + Bonus Jukebox
  • A gallery with never-seen-before concept art
  • Manual scans for all games
  • Improved rewind support
  • Selectable covers for each game

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Avenging Spirit Has Emerged on Nintendo Switch!

Ratalaika Games today releases one of the 90s iconic titles, Avenging Spirit, a platform classic that was acclaimed by gamers when originally released. Now everyone can experience this Jaleco feature laden romp.

Facts you need to know:

  • Iconic Arcade Cabinet Machine game
  • Acclaimed 90s Platformer
  • 6 Stages long of exciting gameplay
  • Loads of enemy characters
  • Gangsters, commandos, robots, hitmen, vampires, spirits, etc.
  • Unique moves, abilities for cast
  • Power Ups
  • Bosses
  • Ever changing settings
  • Possess one of four characters with unique abilities at the start of the game
  • Be a gangster, a vampire, or even a robot.
  • Rescue Gennifer before it is too late!
  • Helpful cut-scenes
  • Onscreen assistance – health bar, etc
  • Twenty plus different hosts you can possess
  • Fast and lithe moves
  • Lots more…

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Train Valley Console Edition is Available on Nintendo Switch!

Barcelona, Spain. 28 of July, 2022 – BlitWorks Games is happy to announce that Train Valley – Console Edition is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at a price of 11.99 USD | EUR. This is the ultimate version of the first installment of the praised train traffic management series that has been receiving fantastic user reviews on Steam, as it has been constant updates and improvements since it first launched on PC. Players will go through campaigns in Europe, Americas, Japan, the URSS and this edition also includes the German DLC, that starts with the I World War and goes to the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the modern Frankfurt Airport.

GAME FEATURES

  • Build railroads in order to connect cities, tunnels and bridges. New railways are cheap when laid across bare fields, but can be expensive when demolishing forests, villages and other existing structures.
  • Manage increasing traffic by constructing switches, sidings and spurs so that multiple trains can run without delays, at the same time.
  • Stay accident-free by precisely controlling trains during crucial moments, using pause for planning (you can build railways and schedule trains while on pause).
  • Play through 5 seasons: Europe (1830–1980), America (1840–1960), USSR (1880–1980), Japan (1900–2020) and Germany (1830-2020).
  • Complete the story mode featuring such real-life events as the Gold Rush of 1849, the construction of the Florida Overseas Railroad, World War II, the Cold War, the launch of the first manned space flight Vostok 1, the fall of the Berlin Wall and more.
  • Explore the game in different game modes: in story mode (5-10 minutes), in random mode (15-20 minutes – the level looks and develops differently every time you launch) or in sandbox-like mode (can be turned on for both story and random modes. It allows you to play without time and money limits).
  • Discover 30 types of trains – from early steam-powered locomotives to modern high-speed trains, driving 18 types of cars – from old-time passenger cars to hoppers and cisterns and to military-use tank and gun platforms.

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