SacriFire, an RPG experience like no other, Coming to Nintendo Switch!

Warsaw, Poland — June 13, 2021 — Pixelated Milk, developers of Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs and Warsaw have announced their next project, SacriFire. Inspired by jRPGs of the past, Sacrifire features a unique blend of real-time and turn-based combat, music by Motoi Sakuraba, and a combination of gorgeous 2D and 3D artwork.

As announced during the PC Gaming Show, SacriFire can be backed on Kickstarter todaySacriFire is planned to launch for PC (Steam, Epic Game Store, GOG) as well as Playstation (PS4, PS5), Xbox (XB1, XSX) and Switch consoles in 2022.

“The team here at Pixelated Milk is incredibly excited to be announcing the Kickstarter launch for SacriFire, our upcoming JRPG-inspired title” said Bartosz Łojewski, Project Lead at Pixelated Milk. “Beautiful retro pixel art, a blend of real-time and turn-based combat, and music by Motoi Sakuraba are all going to come together in a game that is a love letter to games we loved. Players will encounter memorable characters, an underground city, a world of spirits, a war between gods and demons, and one soldier’s ultimate test of faith, you know… everything a good JPRG needs!. We’re seeking 82,000 euros on Kickstarter to help fund this ambitious project, but the sky is the limit!”

SacriFire tells the story of Ezekiel Ridan, a young soldier training to join an elite sect of holy warriors who keep the subterranean city of Antioch safe from demons roaming the surface above. The theft of a mysterious relic sets Ezekiel on an adventure which will lead to places he would never have imagined, where he’ll uncover secrets which cause him to question everything he believes. A struggle thousands of years in the making is about to unfold.

Ezekiel and his companions battle through demons, cultists, and ancient automatons using shapeshifting weaponry and special attacks that uncover and target enemy weaknesses. Surviving battles requires more than hacking away—every enemy type is weak to different types of weapon damage which becomes more effective as attacks are chained together.

Key Features:

Dynamic battles – SacriFire’s combat engine blends real-time and turn-based styles to provide a fluid experience that is both challenging and satisfying. Fight alongside companions, choose from multiple weapons, target individual enemy body parts, and string attacks together to create elaborate combos.

High-quality presentation – Employing a combination of pixel art and 3D graphics allows us to combine retro-style graphics with innovative digital effects wizardry. Hand-drawn and animated characters blend seamlessly with 3D-modeled environments.

Moral complexity – SacriFire’s original story aims to both respect and subvert the standard RPG tropes, so although you’ll feel right at home with our cast of lovable characters, you’ll never know what to expect next!

A tale of two worlds – Travel between the sprawling subterranean city of Antioch and the idyllic spirit paradise of Erebus in a well-developed game universe which blends fantasy with science-fiction.

Elaborate gameplay systems – Adopt diverse combat disciplines, craft weapons, solve puzzles and tackle imaginative dungeons.

Original Music and professional voice acting – A brand new soundtrack composed by Game Audio Factory, and the legendary Motoi Sakuraba. The talented Sound Cadence Studios bring SacriFire’s memorable cast to life!

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Action Platformer Firegirl Announced for Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – June 14th, 2021 – Thunderful Publishing Dejima Games are thrilled to announce that Firegirl, its action rescue platformer with roguelite elements is coming this Fall to PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4  and PlayStation 5.

In Firegirl you take on the role of a young fire rescue officer breathing new life into her rundown local fire station. Armed with your trusty axe and high-pressure fire hose that doubles as a jetpack, you’ll respond to emergency calls across a procedurally generated city.

When Firegirl arrives on the scene, she has 3 minutes to save all civilians caught in the blaze! Feats of bravery and other gameplay features can be leveraged to extend your rescue time, ensuring you complete your mission. Uncover the truth of why these fires have engulfed the city, in a mystery that goes all the way to the top!

Douse roaring flames, chop through obstacles, extinguish dastardly pyro-monsters, and use your hose to boost your jumps and reach high places to find all sorts of extra goodies. Hang out at the Firehouse between missions to upgrade your equipment, hire new staff, pay any bills you’ve accrued, and hear from your ever-growing fanbase after your heroic exploits. Working at a top fire rescue station isn’t a cake walk, and you’ll need all the help you can get to prepare for the next fires about to break out!

Firegirl fuses retro and modern sensibilities, mixing pixel art with 3D visuals and next-gen rendering techniques like dynamic lighting to create a wholly unique look and feel.

“Firefighting is such a thrilling setup to create our vision of an action rescue platformer,” said Dejima founder Julien Ribassin. “We wanted to capture the sense of imminent danger that comes facing this natural disaster and translate it into a whimsical arcade adventure. Although the players will come face to face roaring blazes and fire-monsters, the goal is rescuing and helping survivors. Firegirl was designed with both newcomers and veterans to the genre of action platformers in mind, and we can’t wait for people to try it out for themselves when it launches this Fall.”

“We’re always on the lookout for new, exciting games at Thunderful and Firegirl is right up our alley,” said Thunderful’s Head of Publishing, Dieter Schoeller. “It takes the seemingly simple concept of fighting fires and makes it utterly captivating. It’s the perfect pick up and play title, offering a zippy arcade twist on rescuing people from an environmental disaster.”

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A Tale of Paper – Shape-Shifting Origami Platformer Coming to Nintendo Switch!

13 June, 2021 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer Open House Games are delighted to announce A Tale of Paper for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. The game is scheduled to launch Q3/Q4 2021.

A puzzle-platformer starring a paper protagonist that can change into different forms, A Tale of Paper was originally released last year as a PS4 exclusive after winning the PlayStation Talents ‘Game of the Year’ award. Since its PS4 release, Open House Games has been working on new content for A Tale of Paper. Three all new prequel chapters starring a new character with its own unique abilities will be included with the new versions.

About the game

A Tale of Paper is a puzzle-platformer that tells the story of Line, a magical character made of paper who can use origami to change its shape. Transform into a frog, a rocket, a bird and more as Line embarks on an emotional journey to fulfill the dream of its creator.

Key features

  • Paper shape transformations: Jump high as an origami frog! Turn into a paper plane and soar! Discover seven forms, each with its own pros and cons
  • A small hero in a big world: Overcome challenges, solve puzzles, and escape danger as you journey across beautifully crafted environments
  • A narrative without text: Explore each level and find hidden collectibles to unveil the heartfelt story behind A Tale of Paper
  • Discover bonus chapters: Complete the main adventure and unlock three prequel chapters, with a new character, new abilities, and new challenges

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Kitsune Tails Spin Jumps to Nintendo Switch in Q1 2022!

SAN FRANCISCO – June 12, 2021 – As announced today at Guerrilla Collective, platformer Kitsune Tails, styled after beloved classics steeped in Japanese mythology and diverse relationships from developer Kitsune Games in collaboration with MidBoss™ and published for consoles by Ratalaika Games, will blossom on Nintendo Switch™ in Q1 2022.

This follow-up to Super Bernie World, which has more than 300,000 downloads across Steam and itch.io, will launch simultaneously with the previously announced PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Steam and itch.io versions on Windows and Linux.

A new trailer debuts footage of the earth-element rice farmer and snow fox outfits’ special abilities in action. Also making its first appearance, the protagonist’s weak yet adorable fox form serves as one last chance at survival before her death.

Run, jump, and drill into enemies across five 8-bit worlds inspired by Japanese mythology. Master elemental abilities hidden in cute outfits like an earthy rice farmer wielding a powerful jump attack and a snow fox freezing enemies to make new platforms. Power up with stolen skills like a giant rideable boot or an antique samurai spear. Revisit levels with newfound abilities for secrets and side quests to unlock the best ending for Kitsune Tails’ queer romance.

Yuzu begins her quest to prove to her kitsune clan, her extended family of fox-people, that her human side won’t stop her from faithfully serving as a divine messenger for the goddess Inari. However, the friendly healer Akko saves the half-kitsune hero from a mishap on her first adventure, planting the seed for a budding lesbian romance with Yuzu… and creating a jealous rival in Yuzu’s childhood friend and member of the kitsune nobility, Kiri.

“Love takes many forms, but one of the things that makes love special is it can be a vehicle for self-actualization,” said Emma ‘Eniko’ Maassen, Kitsune Games founder. “Players will need to master outfits and abilities to find all the hidden story content and unlock the best ending, and along the way they’ll explore the relationships between Yuzu, Akko, and Kiri and watch the three women grow into better versions of themselves.”

Sign up at the Kitsune Tails Kickstarter page to get notified when the campaign goes live in Q4 2021. Kitsune Tails will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 as well as Windows PC and Linux via Steam and itch.io in Q1 2022 in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese.

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SkateBIRD Shreds August 12th onto Nintendo Switch!

SEATTLE – June 11, 2021 – SkateBIRD, the avian action sports game from Glass Bottom Games, comes in for a landing on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility, PC via Steam and Itch.io, Amazon Luna, and Xbox Game Pass.

Drop into micro skateparks that turn everyday objects into bird-sized obstacles. Wrap a talon around intuitive, accessible controls that make linking together free-flowing lines a breeze. Grind, flip, and spin through stages while completing challenges to unlock fancy new gear, fresh fits, and secret mixtapes jammed with lo-fi beats for the birb boarders to chill and skate to.

In SkateBIRD, pulling off tricks is nice, but doing your best is really all that matters. Tackle five levels flush with trickable materials and DIY parks. Boardslide down staplers, 360 flip off a repurposed eraser kicker ramp, and carve perfect bowls—just watch out for leftover cereal!

Rack up high scores that are nothing to crow at. Complete missions to progress through stages ranging from your Big Friend’s bedroom to a scenic rooftop and a sick server room prime for top-secret sessions. Or free skate through the world at a leisurely pace. Grow your flock and wow them with fluttering flicks, owlsome combos, and impeckable tricks.

Choose from more than 30 species of birds and kit them out with wild wardrobes. Don a cowboy hat or a fez while shredding around your Big Friend’s office, or keep it mellow and strap a backpack on for a quick session in the bedroom. Become the world’s first tiny hawk to pull off a backside 540 or see if a pygmy parrot can nosestall on a magazine halfpipe. Like the relaxed control scheme, SkateBIRD’s customization options are all about self expression.

“SkateBIRD is a game about doing your best,” said Megan Fox, founder, Glass Bottom Games. “Since launching the SkateBIRD Kickstarter in 2019, we’ve worked to make the best game about skateboarding birds that the world has ever seen. We can’t wait to share it with everyone this August.”

SkateBIRD launches for Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac, Linux, Amazon Luna, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 for $19.99. It will also debut on Xbox Game Pass for Xbox systems and Windows 10. The game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) language options.

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New RPG Title MONARK Coming Early 2022!

NIS America is thrilled to reveal that MONARK will be releasing on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC in early 2022.

Could you face yourself and the threats around you to save the ones you love? Shin Mikado Academy is engulfed in a madness-inducing Mist, and only you can save everyone inside. Develop your Ego to break the pacts set by the Pactbearers and remove the corrupting Mist.

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New DLC for Monster Summoning action-roguelike Sword of the Necromancer!

Barcelona, Spain – June 8th, 2021 –  Grimorio of Games and JanduSoft S.L. are excited to announce a new free DLC for monster summoning action-roguelike Sword of the Necromancer, is coming to Steam, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch on June 24th.

The free Extra Modes DLC for Sword of the Necromancer will introduce 3 new game modes to put your skills to test. You will also face 10 new monsters and 8 new bosses! Complete the Extra modes to unlock the Epilogue, a brand new chapter in the story!

Sword of the Necromancer is a dungeon-crawler action-RPG with roguelike elements where you can revive your defeated enemies to make them fight alongside you. Turn your foes into allies using the forbidden powers of the Sword of the Necromancer and help the rogue Tama reach the dungeon’s depths to gather enough power to bring her beloved priestess Koko back from the dead. Assemble a small army of monsters, equip yourself with weapons and relics, and level up to take on the guardians that stand between you and your goal.

With these new game modes, players can jump back into the world of Sword of the Necromancer to face new foes and dominate the dungeons.

  • Challenge Mode – Revisit the base game with a randomized twist. In this new mode you will advance through the five floors of the dungeon as usual, but stay vigilant for new enemies and unexpected encounters!
  • Colosseum Mode – Test your mettle against hordes of enemies! Starting from level 1 and without any items, defy death as you take on waves of enemies to advance. Chain combos will be key to your survival; the bigger your combo meter, the more XP you will earn and the better the items you will find!
  • Boss Rush – Fight against 5 bosses with no breaks! Fight against tougher bosses (both old and new) in quick  succession, with your current adventuring supplies. Level up and gear up to face them! If you complete this mode, you will unlock one of the original bosses as a summon!
  • Dungeon Builder – Build and play custom dungeon floors! Create a floor layout, choose the enemies you want to appear and select the boss guarding the exit. You can even choose what items will appear in chests and their properties, so you can set yourself a unique challenge or share a fiendish floor with a friend. Share your creations via a simple text code!
  • Item Shop – When playing the new modes, you will earn Symbols that you can exchange for items in the Item Shop. The item offer will change daily and is the same for all players each day. This feature can help you unlock all of the weapon and relic types, a useful tool for achievement hunters!
  • Epilogue – Complete the new Extra modes to unlock a new chapter in the story!

Release history

Sword of the Necromancer released in January 2021 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. The game was released on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Alex Kidd makes his long-awaited debut June 22nd on Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK – June 8, 2020 — Revealed back in June of 2020, the nostalgia hit strong as fans eagerly looked forward to the release of Alex Kidd in Miracle World DXMerge Games, in conjunction with developer, Jankenteam are pleased to reveal Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX will now be launching on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5,  Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Nintendo Switch from June 22, 2021, with a retail price of £14.99/$19.99/€19.99.

Returning over three decades since its initial release on the SEGA Master System in 1986, we’ve got the latest look at the beautiful land of Miracle World. Alex Kidd fans will recognise all their favourite locations from the original game transformed into a modern new art style — and the eagle-eyed among them will be able to see new locations never shown before!

As well as including all of the original content and levels, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX catapults Alex Kidd into a new generation with striking art, improved boss fight systems and different modes! Extra levels will also be included, expanding the lore of the original title to bring a fresh dimension to Alex Kidd in Miracle World.

From Retro Mode which brings back the nostalgia from the Master System classic, allowing players to switch back to a recreated version of the original graphical style, to the new Boss Rush Mode which provides non-stop Rock Paper Scissors action, the DX version of Alex Kidd in Miracle World will include a wealth of extra content to expand on the original Master System version.

Comprising of an array of other updates such as improvements to combat, movement mechanics and new menu systems, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX adds a new level of fluidity to the original classic!

Can you return The Kingdom of Radaxian to its former glory and destroy the evil Janken the Great, who has turned every citizen of the kingdom to stone? Get ready to charge your Power Bracelet and save the kingdom on consoles and PC!

Key Features

  • A Legend Reborn – Dive into a stunning recreation of Alex Kidd in Miracle World with striking new art and tighter, more fluid controls.
  • New Modes – New modes such including ‘Classic Mode’ and ‘Boss Rush Mode’ will be available for players alongside the standard game.
  • New Levels – Experience new levels which expand the lore of the original.
  • Alternative Boss Fights – New and improved boss fight mechanics with more intuitive combat.
  • Classic Mode – Experience the original game with boss fights, dialogue, levels and functions remain true to the original Master System version.
  • New and remastered music – A wide array of reimagined music tracks as well as remastered tracks from the original classic game!

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Farming Game Monster Harvest Is Now Shipping August 19th For Nintendo Switch!

Manchester, UK, June 07, 2021- Merge Games and Maple Powered Games announce the delay of Monster Harvest to fans who have been patiently waiting to start building their Planimal farms. Along with added support for Latin America and Eastern Europe, the developers confirm they will take the extra time to ensure the game is polished on all platforms when it launches on its new date of August 19th, 2021. Monster Harvest will be landing on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and Steam, including physical editions on PS4 and Switch in the United States, and Europe.

“Delays are awful, we are sorry to let down our friends and fans, yet we want to make sure we dispatch Monster Harvest in the best shape possible so that our whole community will enjoy it,” explains Kerry Vandenberg, joint owner of Maple Powered Games. “We realised how important it is to ensure high-quality support for as many regions as possible right from launch day, even if that means having to push back our release date by just over a month. We are shipping the game by August 19th, with no further days and it’ll be worth it when we show what we have in store for you.”

About Monster Harvest

Monster Harvest is a pixelated farming simulator with a twist! You will find yourself starting a new life in Planimal Point, ready to develop your own farm, customize your house, craft your own furniture and make delicious jams. What’s more, you can even mutate your crops to create loyal and fierce companions to take into battle!

During the journey through Planimal Point, you will discover strange Slimes which can mutate your crops in ways they would never have imagined! Depending on the season, the Slime, or the crop you mutate, you will be able to create up to 72 different mutations!

Some crops will mutate into Planimals who are loyal mutated crops that stay by your side through thick and thin. They’ll be a key companion as you adventure across Planimal Point, taking part in thrilling turn-based battles and exploring dungeons as you try to bring down the evil SlimeCo.

Features

  • Farm with mutants! Use magical slimes to mutate the crops you grow on your farm.
  • Collectible Planimal companions! Some slimes mutate your crops into Planimals!
  • Take your loyal companions into battle as you look to save Planimal Point from the Evil SlimeCo.
  • Three unique seasons: Dry, Wet, and Dark – Strange weather and seasons shift what you can grow.
  • Venture into the town of Planimal Point – Discover the people and creatures that live there, build relationships to gain discounts in stores.
  • Craft dozens of items for your farm and your house.

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Narrative Puzzler Fire Tonight Sparks August 12th onto Nintendo Switch!

TORONTO – June 5, 2021 – Fire Tonight, a narrative puzzle experience from developer Reptoid Games and publisher Way Down Deep following a couple’s journey to find one another in a burning city, engulfs Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, and Mac on Thursday, Aug.12, 2021.

Young hearts are set alight in Maya and Devin, a young couple who found love in the big city. Their lives together make this place feel more like a home as they reflect on memories of their relationship. Love burns hot, but there’s a raging fire sweeping across town burning even hotter. Help Maya escape the flames, cross town, and find her way back to Devin in this trying time.

Guide Maya through alleys and over rooftops while evading the inferno and police roadblocks. Solve light environmental puzzles to clear obstacles from Maya’s path and stay out of the cops’ line of sight to remain safe and under the radar until she can reach Devin’s warm embrace.

The events of Fire Tonight take place in 1990, a time before cell phones that leaves Devin stuck in his apartment only able to worry for Maya’s wellbeing. Help him pass the time and calm his nerves by reflecting on the couple’s history. Relax for a moment, listening to Maya’s mixtapes and perusing mementos from their relationship to discover more about their time together.

Fire Tonight is inspired by Information Society’s song of the same name. The game features an original electronic soundtrack from composer Lex Metcalfe to jam out to while helping the young couple find a way to reunite in a blazing neon-tinted city steeped in ‘90s aesthetics.

“It’s easy to take for granted how much our loved ones mean to us,” said Simon Paquette, co-founder, Reptoid Games. “Fire Tonight gives players the chance to reflect on how love can stand against long odds in trying times. We look forward to sharing the game with everyone this August.”

Fire Tonight launches for Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, and Mac via Steam for $5.99 on Aug. 12. An introductory 20% launch discount will be available on both platforms during launch week. The original soundtrack will also be available for $6.99 with a special game bundle discount.

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