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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It’s time to end some friendships, as CHOP is finally here!

Welcome to the brutal world, where every one of your so-called “friends” will try to kill you. Too violent? So what, you’re gonna sit here and cry like a baby? Boohoo you. Go on, grab your sword and let’s CHOP some bloody enemies to pieces!

QubicGames and Claws Up Games present CHOP – a 2D competitive party game with lots of gore and rapid action. This game combines the dynamics of multiplayer FPS and a platformer setting. It’s available on Nintendo Switch today!

About CHOP:

  • Last-survivor where you battle till only one warrior remains.
  • Skull hunter is a ‘kill-and-confirm’ mode where you gather skulls of fallen enemies.
  • Rush out, a unique mode where after killing an enemy you must get to the portal as fast you can. The twist is that it closes after somebody kills you. You either are hunting or escaping from swords of your friends.

All modes have many customization options and the arenas themselves have a lot of traps, strange passages, and bonuses that spice up the battle. You’ll never get bored with CHOP!

There are 4 different characters to choose from, each with unique abilities. All of them are well balanced and with a little bit of practice, you’ll choose your favorite warrior and become master on the battlefield. Mechanics are simple – you can dash, jump, throw sword and use skills. With accessible controls by the end of a gaming night, you’ll move from chaotic playing to professional killing.

All that in the goriest comic book style graphics with flying body pieces and blood everywhere. And let’s not forget about spectacular executions. CHOP is a great addition to Friday evenings with your buddies but beware – some friendships may come to an end in a competitive battle.

Features:

  • Play solo with bots or with up to 4 players in local multiplayer
  • Gory graphics in comic book style, flying guts, and brutal executions guaranteed
  • 4 playable characters, each with unique special abilities
  • At the same time, all of them have the same hitbox and basic skills so it’s perfectly balanced
  • More than 20 arenas to choose from
  • During a fight, there’s a chance to find random bonuses that spice up battles
  • 3 game modes with many options to customize

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DAEMON X MACHINA is now available on Nintendo Switch!

It was the greatest disaster in recorded history… The moon tore apart, turning the sky into a kaleidoscope of red light that illuminated all who watched from below.

Now it’s time for you to survive this apocalyptic new age as a Reclaimer by piloting powerful mechs called Arsenals in the DAEMON X MACHINA, game, now available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system.

In this new action game from Kenichiro Tsukuda (Armored Core) and mech designer Shoji Kawamori, you must defend the planet through high-speed mech combat against corrupt robots. Your avatar and Arsenal are fully customizable, with a wide variety of options, making the action feel even more personal.

You can also squad up with up to three other players locally or online to destroy titanic bosses in Co-op mode.

If you want to practice piloting your Arsenal before you fly head first into battle, try downloading the DAEMON X MACHINA Prologue demo, available as a free download in Nintendo eShop. The demo allows you to play the opening section of the game, with any progress you make during the demo carried over to the full game, once purchased.

DAEMON X MACHINA is now available to purchase at a suggested retail price of $79.99, along with some free and paid DLC items, which offer even more options to customize your Arsenal with new decals, weapons and clothes.

Additional paid downloadable content, including new missions and dozens of emotes, decals and other customization items, will be added to the game in the coming months.

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Children of Morta Is a Massive Success Covering Its Development Costs in Only a Few Days!

Warsaw, Poland – Sep. 13th, 2019 — Children of Morta, the highly-regarded action RPG following the harrowing journey of a family of heroes, launched on September 3rd and has covered its cost of development after only a few days on the bestseller lists of online game stores like Steam and GOG.com. Following years of hard work and dedication, developer Dead Mage and publisher 11 bit studios could not be more pleased with its success. Coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch this October 15th, both teams are looking forward to carrying this success onto consoles. The triumph of Children of Morta proves that strength and perseverance, much like the bonds of the Bergson family, are what it takes to overcome even the mightiest of obstacles.

11 bit studios have continued their tradition of the “11 facts about” videos by creating a brand-new gameplay trailer explaining every bit of the game under the unsurprising title “11 facts about Children of Morta!”

Children of Morta is an action RPG with a rogue-lite approach to character development, where you don’t play a single character – but a whole, extraordinary family of heroes. Hack and slash through hordes of enemies in procedurally generated dungeons, caves, and lands in order to lead the Bergson family, with all their flaws and virtues, against the corruption oozing from Mount Morta.

The game is available on PC in digital stores and soon, thanks to a partnership with Merge Games it will become available at retail for consoles as well.

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Defeat a Bodybuilding Dragon Using Real-Life Exercise in Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch!

VANCOUVER, B.C., Sept. 12, 2019 – A new type of adventure game is headed to the Nintendo Switch system on Oct. 18 – one that incorporates fun new accessories that turn real-world movement into in-game actions in a quest to save the world. Nintendo just revealed a new video that takes a closer look at this new experience for Nintendo Switch.

In the Ring Fit Adventure game, players explore an expansive world, battling enemies along the way using real-life exercises to perform in-game attacks. The new Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories that are included with the game respond to the player’s real-world movements, allowing the game to turn them into in-game actions, like jogging in place to move your character through the world using the attached Leg Strap, or squeezing the Ring-Con and turning that strength exercise into powerful attacks. By playing the game daily, players can regularly work out various parts of their bodies. With additional mini-games and workout routines, Ring Fit Adventure is a fun experience for players of various skill levels and lifestyles.

“Nintendo is always looking for ways to surprise people with one-of-a-kind, fresh experiences,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Ring Fit Adventure combines gaming and physical activity in a way that incentivizes people to keep coming back for more, to further both the story and their own fitness goals.”

The Adventure mode featured in Ring Fit Adventure takes place across 20 different colourful worlds in a quest to take down Dragaux, a giant, chiseled dragon with an ego to match his oversized muscles. Jog, sprint and do knee-highs in real life to travel through the world, and use the Ring-Con accessory to perform different in-game actions, like jumping, hovering in mid-air or steering a raft on a river.

Ring Fit Adventure turns a typical adventure game on its head as players squat, press and flex their way through challenges designed for a wide range of body types and levels of fitness experience. To play the game, players attach the Joy-Con controllers from their Nintendo Switch system to the included accessories – one to the Ring-Con and one to the Leg Strap. The Leg Strap is attached to the player’s upper left leg, while the Ring-Con is held in both hands. The Ring-Con is a flexible electronic device that provides resistance, and uses the Joy-Con to respond to the player’s movements. Ring Fit Adventure can be adjusted to the player’s level of skill, so even if players don’t have experience with fitness, they can change the exercise intensity to suit their ability. This will let them continue every day at an activity level that’s comfortable for them.

Throughout the adventure, enemies will appear, ready for battle. Players can attack and defend using more than 40 Fit Skills, which are exercise moves. The game provides direction to players about how to perform movements correctly in order to deal more damage to enemies. Actions that the player performs in-game will earn experience for their character, with level-ups boosting stats and unlocking new Fit Skills that can be used in battle. Adventure mode is designed as a natural way to keep players motivated to play and get exercise regularly as they progress through the game world and defeat enemies.

Outside of the main adventure, Quick Play mode is a great way to enjoy Ring Fit Adventure in shorter bursts, allowing players to jump in and out of play. This lets everyone enjoy a quick workout in different ways, like taking turns with friends and family attempting the same mini-games to compete for high scores. Mini-games cover a wide range of activities, from breaking boxes with gusts of air triggered by the Ring-Con to shaping pottery by performing squats.

Other modes like Simple and Set offer additional ways to work out. “Simple” lets players choose exercises they want to work on, and perform them individually. High scores are recorded so everyone can challenge their personal bests. “Set” provides linked sequences of different exercises designed around a theme or a particular body part. This mode is a great way to target a muscle group the player wants to focus on, like legs, shoulders, lower body or core.

The game even includes a “Silent” mode for people who live in an upstairs apartment or don’t want to make a lot of noise. By activating this mode, jogging-style exercises are swapped out for ones that are a little quieter, allowing players to keep their legs active without a heavy impact on the floor.

Ring Fit Adventure, which includes the game and Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories, will launch for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 18 at a suggested retail price of $99.99.

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Amnesia: Collection Brings Horror to the Nintendo Switch!

Helsingborg, Sweden – September 12, 2019 — As sudden as a monster appearing behind you – Amnesia: Collection is now out on Nintendo Switch! The Gatherers, Suitors and Manpigs now fit in your pocket, so you can bring the horror with you wherever you go. The Collection includes Amnesia: The Dark Descent, its expansion Amnesia: Justine, as well as Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs developed by The Chinese Room.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a horror icon that revolutionized the genre and helped kick-start the Let’s Play phenomenon. The story takes you deep into a decaying castle, plagued by unimaginable horrors – as well as your own memories you would rather forget.

Justine tells an unforgiving story of altruism and egoism, deciding between life and death. You can save everyone, but be careful: one wrong move, and it’s your life that’s on the line.

A Machine for Pigs takes you to the last hours of 1899 – last hours before the century of war, technology and revolution. Under the streets of London a hellish machine is waking up: a machine for pigs, the creation of madness and grief, set to change the world as it is.

Amnesia: Collection is fully optimized to play on Nintendo Switch, in both handheld and TV mode. The game is available starting September 12th, priced at 29.99 USD.

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Killer Queen Black Launches October 11th on Nintendo Switch!

CHICAGO — Sept. 12, 2019 — Killer Queen Black, the strategic eight-player arcade action platformer from Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games, launches on Nintendo Switch and PC via Discord and Steam October 11.

Squad up and form a team of four — one Queen, three workers — and battle for the hive. Triumph in three different ways: Economic, Military, and Snail. Score an Economic victory by collecting berries strewn about the level and returning them to the base. Earn Military victories by defeating the opposing Queen three times. Secure a Snail victory right under the other team’s nose by slowly riding a snail back home. The first to three wins emerges victorious.

Whoa whoa whoa. Queens? Workers? SNAILS? If Killer Queen’s jargon is overwhelming, start off with the Tutorial mode, which slowly introduces mechanics and adds AI opponents as it ramps up. Then take those new skills into either Quickplay or Ranked. Quickplay replicates the feeling of walking up to an arcade cabinet: immediate access to a game, no ranks, and AI fills in the gaps if there isn’t a full match available.

Ranked Play has skill-based matchmaking and requires 8 human players. After 10 placement matches, players are placed into a league (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Obsidian) most befitting of their talents. Each league comes with a new icon so other players can measure one another’s skills at a glance. Ascend the ranks and reach the tops of various Leaderboards including Friends, Leagues, and the top 100 in the world.

Killer Queen Black relies on communication and coordination, so Liquid Bit included tools to help teams thrive. Cross-platform voice chat, powered by Vivox, lets teams on PC and Nintendo Switch talk to one another directly. For non-verbal communication, emotes and a dedicated objective callout system ensure teams are on the same page. Connecting two Nintendo Switch consoles via local wireless mode enables 4v4 games for a full local party experience.

“Bringing Killer Queen home has been a long journey but we can finally show our efforts,” said Matt Tesch, co-founder of Liquid Bit. ”Soon players around the world can scream and shout ‘SNAIL, WATCH THE SNAIL!’ at home or the arcades.”

Killer Queen Black is available for pre-order with a 15% discount on the Nintendo eShop and will launch digitally October 11 in English for $19.99. A Switch physical edition created by Nighthawk Interactive includes Nintendo Switch controller skins, a cartridge, exclusive game art on the box and will be available October 25 for $29.99. Physical pre-orders are available at Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop.

For PC players, Killer Queen Black is available for $19.99 on the official Discord server, or free for Discord Nitro subscribers* starting October 11. The game will also be available on Steam and the Humble Store with an additional Killer Queen Black Four Pack for $59.99, so a full team can form for the price of three copies. Killer Queen Black will be available on Xbox One at a later date.

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Another World and Flashback Offered Together For The Very First Time!

Paris, September 11, 2019 – The French publisher Microids and its partners, The Digital Lounge and Dotemu, are proud to bring together for the very first time two video game masterpieces. Today’s players will be able to enjoy on modern platforms the legendary Flashback, created by Paul Cuisset, and the pioneering Another World, developed by Eric Chahi! The twin pack will be released physically on November 21st 2019!

FLASHBACK

Often ranked in the top 100 games of all time, one of the world’s greatest action adventure game is back!

Story:

2142. After fleeing in a spaceship, the young scientist Conrad B. Hart wakes up with amnesia on Titan, a colonized satellite of Saturn. His enemies and kidnappers are hot on his heels and he must find his way back to Earth, all while defending himself from various dangers and preventing aliens from destroying the planet.

New content and features:

• For the first time, play the Director’s Cut version (2 exclusive cut scenes)
• White or pink? Choose one of the two historic colors of Conrad’s T-shirt
• Play any level you’ve completed during the adventure
• Replay the cut scenes you’ve watched during the adventure
• Jukebox: enjoy the game’s music on demand
• Street Art Gallery: earn points during the adventure to unlock artworks
• Graphics filter and Post-FX
• Remastered music and sound effects
• A brand new “Rewind” function which lasts for different lengths of time, depending on the difficulty level
• Tutorials

ANOTHER WORLD™ (OUT OF THIS WORLD)

Also known as “Out Of This World” in the United States and “Outer World” in Japan, Another World™ has developed a cult status among critics and gamers for its innovative gameplay and avant-garde cinematography.

Story:

Another World™ recounts the adventures of Lester Knight Chaykin, a young scientist who travels through time and space when a nuclear experiment goes wrong. He arrives on another planet, where he will have to fight for survival, surrounded by hostile creatures. He will befriend an alien and only by working together, they will regain their freedom. You’ll need to be logical and highly skilled to overcome this adventure’s obstacles.

Content of the 20th Anniversary edition:

• HD visuals, faithful to the original designs
• 3 levels of difficulty: Normal, Difficult (the original game’s level) and Hardcore
• A more immersive experience: choose between the remastered soundtrack and FX, the original sounds and the original CD soundtrack
• Upgrade from the original graphics to FULL HD

The Another World and Flashback compilation will be physically released on the 21st of November 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

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Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards Comes to Nintendo Switch in 2020!

New York City, USA – September 11th, 2019 – Digitart Interactive is proud to announce that it’s making a standalone action-RPG starring acclaimed comic book heroine Aluna with Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards, coming in 2020 to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Developed by N-Fusion Interactive and Digiart Interactive, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards follows the exploits of Aluna, the warrior daughter of a Spanish conquistador and South American nature goddess Pachamama. Raised in early 16th century Spain, Aluna escaped to the New World only to realize it was her true homeland. Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards sets our heroine on a quest through Inca mythology as she strives to restore the amulet her goddess mother entrusted to her… and fulfill her true destiny.

Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards combines the deep action-RPG mechanics of Diablo with the revisionist mythology of God of War. Based around Inca lore, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards features mythological gods, beasts, and tales that formed the backbone of 16th century Colombian culture. Venture from the Sanctuary seaside cliffs through the massive jungles of the New World, all the way to Nagaric’s Temple in the Volcanic Canyons in this epic historical adventure.

Aluna was created by actress Paula Garces (Harold & Kumar series, On My Block, Clockstoppers, The Shield) and Antonio Hernandez. After starring in a series of comic books, Aluna grew greater popularity after becoming a playable character in S2 Games’ popular MOBA Heroes of Newerth, where she was played by Paula Garces herself. More recently, she’s starred in the ongoing comic book saga, The World of Aluna, written by Assassin’s Creed and Batman: Arkham Origins scribes Ryan Galletta, Dooma Wendschuch, and Corey May.

“Aluna has made major strides for hispanic representation in comic books,” said Digiart Interactive founder Antonio Hernandez. “But when it comes to games, our culture remains massively underrepresented. We wanted to change that… and make a kick-ass action-adventure along the way! We’re hoping to share our culture with the rest of the world in an accessible, entertaining way when Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards comes out next year!”

“Every time I’d go to Comic-Con I see throngs of Latino fans, yet there’s next to no latino superheroes,” said Aluna creator and actress Paula Garces. “It seemed like there was this huge population who would like to see themselves reflected through comics and games, and simply weren’t, as no one was making these. So we decided to create our own latino heroine in a series that focuses specifically on the colonization of South America. And thus, Aluna was born!”

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