Journey of the Broken Circle is out now on Nintendo Switch!

Copenhagen, Denmark – September 18th, 2020 – Lovable Hat Cults whimsical puzzle platformer Journey of the Broken Circle is out now on Steam and Nintendo Switch for €8 / $10 / £7.20. As an added bonus, for the next 3 days, owners of any games published by nakana.io can claim the Switch version of Journey of the Broken Circle for free! Embark on the story of an existential circle seeking fulfillment in a seemingly cold, uncaring universe.

Journey of the Broken Circle is a narrative-driven puzzle platformer about an incomplete circle yearning to become whole. As it rolls through a wondrous and hazardous land, it encounters a series of other shapes with unique personalities and skills that it uses to fill the hole left in its body. Each shape offers a unique mechanic, helping our pie-shaped person surmount obstacles and find inner peace.

As with all relationships, each character Broken Circle intermingles with offers it unique properties. Some will allow it to float into the heavens, others will cause it to cling onto surfaces, and some will cause it to tumble along with an extra spring in its step. Not all relationships were made to last however, so don’t get too attached!

“We wanted to make a game that reflected the experience of being human. So we made a game about a limbless circle. But a very human circle!” said Writer, Andrea Brasch. “We all feel insecure at times, and our relationships with others simultaneously lift us, but can also make us feel incomplete on our own. That’s never been more true than it is right now, so if our game can help people through this trying time, we know it will have been worth it.”

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Pure Pool arrives on Nintendo Switch later this year!

Liverpool, United Kingdom – September 18th, 2020 – Ripstone Games today announced that its acclaimed cue sports simulation Pure Pool is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. Pure Pool has been fully optimised for Nintendo Switch and offers stunning 1080p visuals alongside a full suite of pool and snooker game modes, to bring Nintendo Switch players the definitive rendition of cue sports; whether playing at home or on the go.

The Nintendo Switch edition of Pure Pool offers players a no-compromise experience, taking full advantage of the platform in every way possible. Pure Pool is a technical marvel, running at 1080p docked and 720p handheld with all of the game’s high-end visual features, all at a solid 60 frames per second. Offering the full range of control options supported by the Nintendo Switch, Pure Pool’s myriad of playstyles ensures that whatever the setup, players will be cueing up and potting balls in no time.

Featuring a single-player campaign, skill-based challenges, unlockable customisation options and multiple modes of pool and snooker including Killer and American 8 Ball, Pure Pool has players covered with more modes and options than you can shake a cue at. The Campaign Mode tracks progress from Amateur right through to Master difficulty, with players facing off against a series of opponents from pro players, to pool club sharks looking for an easy hustle. Players that make it to the top will either reign supreme or go down in a baize of glory!

Pure Pool also offers a huge range of additional modes, playstyles and challenges. With exhilarating fast-paced modes such as Speed Pot, Checkpoint and Royal Rumble, alongside the skill-based challenges of Snooker Colours, Perfect Potter and Breakpoint, Pure Pool offers something for everyone. With global online leaderboards thrown into the mix, the competition to pocket the top spot has never been fiercer.

Pure Pool on Switch features a host of local and online multiplayer modes, including Cross-Play support with Steam and the option to play online against stored DNA player profiles. Global leaderboards and rankings allow players to track their performance across the Pure Pool player base whilst challenging members of the global community in Free-play, Two-player, Leagues, 8-ball, 9-ball, Blackball, Killer and Accumulator modes. All snooker content from the original Pure Pool DLC is included too, complete with online and local support for anyone that prefers the stricter rules of the gentleman’s game.

“We’ve worked extremely hard to ensure that Pure Pool offers Nintendo Switch players the definitive pool and snooker experience on the platform,” said Hollie Pattison of Ripstone Games. “Everything from the visuals, performance, game modes, control options and snooker DLC is included in the Switch version with no compromises and we’re really proud of what has been achieved by VooFoo. Pure Pool offers everything you could want from a billiards simulation and more, and we can’t wait to welcome Nintendo Switch players onto the baize later this year.”

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Terrain-shifting adventure Georifters is out now on Nintendo Switch!

Friday 18th September, 2020 – Taipei-based indie developer Busy Toaster Games and video game publisher Leoful today released their manic terrain bending adventure Georifters, which is available now on the Nintendo Switch eShop in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong for $29.99 / £27.50 / €31.90. Embark on block-shifting shenanigans either solo or with up to four friends.

Georifters is a platform manipulating adventure game where players must push, flip, twist or turn the terrain to overcome challenges and battle competitors across hundreds of stages in single-player, co-op or multiplayer modes. Grab up to four friends to team up with or against each other in fast-paced ground manipulation battles.

In Georifters’ story mode, you play as Candy as she navigates the six bubble worlds (each inspired by one of the human senses) all currently destabilizing due to a threat to each of their existence. Candy must tactically manipulate platforms to defeat the havoc inciting creatures that have been unleashed.

These six fantastical worlds consist of over 30 levels with 300+ stages in total. Discover seven different heroes along the way, each with their own individual special way of manipulating the terrain. Use these skills to unearth hidden items, unlock power ups to upgrade your champions’ unique abilities and customise their look with over 50 different costume combinations to choose from.

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Alwa’s Legacy Begins September 29th on Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – September 18th, 2020 – Indie developer Elden Pixels has just announced via the Nintendo Life Showcase that Alwa’s Legacy, the successor to the critically acclaimed 8-bit inspired platformer Alwa’s Awakening, is launching on Nintendo Switch for £13.99 / $17.99 / €14.99. Alwa’s Legacy released on Steam in June garnering high praise from players, now Elden Pixels is bringing the game to Nintendo players, incorporating all the latest updates and features the game has had since its original release on PC.

Alwa’s Legacy is a huge step up for us in every department. We’ve already had some glowing praise from the Steam community and we’ve made sure that when the game is released on Nintendo Switch, it’ll deliver the best version it can be on that platform,” said Mikael Forslind, Game Designer for Elden Pixels. “Nintendo has been such a massive inspiration for us and Alwa’s Legacy is in many ways a love letter to some of the amazing memories we’ve had growing up with their games. At the same time, we put every effort into creating a modern experience, so we feel we’ve ended up with a product that has its own voice. We think and hope Nintendo Switch fans are going to love Alwa’s Legacy and we can’t wait for them to experience it later this month.”

After saving the land of Alwa following the events of the first game, Zoe is about to embark on her quest home. However, upon waking up she finds herself at the beginning of her adventure with the world feeling disparate yet familiar. In order to return home, she will need to help the inhabitants of this mysterious land and save it yet again from the mysterious curse it appears to be under.

Using Zoe’s magic staff, players must negotiate the land of Alwa to solve perilous puzzles and fend off monsters. New items and a character upgrade system allows you to craft your individual playstyle, centred on an offensive, defensive or explorative skillset. Using magical upgrades, novel pathways can be found as you explore the nonlinear interconnected world by summoning blocks to climb on, bubbles to bounce off of, and lightning bolts to attack with. Quick reflexes are needed to traverse challenging rooms while avoiding booby traps and pitfalls. Along this adventure, you will meet all manner of interesting characters, comb through dangerous dungeons, and uncover incredible secrets as you attempt to save the land from extinction.

Alwa’s Legacy honours the past with it’s thoroughly contemporary take on the metroidvania genre – full of puzzles to solve, dungeons to explore, magical items to acquire and ancient secrets to discover. Varnished with it’s 16-bit inspired visuals, mixing classical pixel art aesthetics with new visual flourishes such as a realistic lighting system and modern game design principles, Alwa’s Legacy offers a timeless play experience.

This is Elden Pixels’ second game after their homage to classic 8-bit platforming adventures, Alwa’s Awakening, which received rave reviews from the likes of Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Nintendo World Report, and Nintendo Enthusiast. Fans were so enthused by it that Alwa’s Legacy was funded on Kickstarter with 924 backers offering SEK 250,000 to see its production come to fruition. Though set in the same world with the same protagonist, Alwa’s Legacy is not a direct sequel to Alwa’s Awakening, but rather a standalone experience which can be enjoyed separately.

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HyperBrawl Tournament launches on October 20th!

Liverpool, United Kingdom, September 17th 2020 – Independent developer Milky Tea Studios today announced that HyperBrawl Tournament, its high-adrenaline arcade-style sports brawler, will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this October 20th. Revamped for PC and consoles, HyperBrawl Tournament is a beautiful and fast-paced PvP experience, optimised for skill-based online multiplayer or local ‘party’ play.

Smash, brawl and score your way to victory in relentless, high-adrenaline, 1-4 PvP arena battles. Master the legendary HyperCurve, granting you complete control of the ball to outmanoeuvre opponents and score awesome goals. Or deploy the HyperForce, enabling you to launch your opponents out of the arena with its devastating, game-changing power. In a competitive mix of sports and brawling,  players assemble their team with a combination of heroes and weapons of their unique choosing to bring into the arena as they fight for control of the ball, throwing it into the opposition’s goal to outscore their opponents. Outside of that, there are no rules so don’t be afraid to fight dirty. It’s not just about locking horns though as the key to victory is mastering the HyperCurve, and using the HyperForce at the most critical moments, to turn the tide of the match.

With robust online and offline multiplayer modes, a free-flowing single-player campaign, HyperBrawl Tournament is a true party game experience that has been developed to play on the couch with friends and online,” said Jonathan Holmes, Founder & Studio Director of Milky Tea. “After months of fine-tuning in the studio and with help from our community, we are proud to announce that it will launch simultaneously on PC and console on October 20th”.

HyperBrawl Tournament features twelve intergalactic heroes, divided into three distinct classes: Swift, Core and Tank. Each hero has their own unique stats, offering different tactics and their own gameplay experience. Players will compete in twelve arenas spread across all of space and time, each packed with dynamic obstacles, from portals and risers to moving floors,  which force players to think on their toes and make each match even more unpredictable.

Our heroes have eight mythical weapons to choose from, including the earth-shattering Slam Hammer, the lightning-quick Turbo Thruster, or the deadly and decisive Grapple Gun. As players learn the intricacies of Hyperbrawl Tournament they can experiment with over 4,000 different hero and weapon combos to create their own unique playstyle, along with a custom-designed hero decked out with your choice of unlockable hero and weapon skins, goal blazes and ball trails.

HyperBrawl Tournament has 7 Game Modes including:

  • ARCADE – Jump into instant local multiplayer or single-player matches for 1-4 players, earn XP and level up.
  • CAMPAIGN – Challenge for glory in the single-player campaign mode. Conquer the Galaxy League and the Cosmic Cup to become the greatest team in the universe.
  • BLITZ – Compete online with players across the world for the ultimate accolade – ‘The HyperBrawl Champion!’ The longer the win streak, the greater the rewards from trophies to artifacts.

HyperBrawl Tournament is available now on Apple Arcade and launches this October 20th on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Poison Control is coming to Nintendo Switch in early 2021!

Poison Control, the newest title to NIS America’s lineup, will be coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch in 2021! Purge poison and raise hell in this stylish action-packed shooter. This twisted tale is available for preorder at the NISA Online Store and other participating retailers.

From the creative minds that brought you Penny-Punching Princess and The Princess Guide comes a darkly humorous tale of redemption! When a mysterious phenomenon causes spirits to become trapped within poisonous manifestations of their own personal despair, only the haughty Poisonette and her amnesiac Soul Mate can purify them. As they venture through the various Belles’ Hells, they will encounter fallen souls longing for escape, other Poison Maidens with their own agendas, and twisted creatures born from the Poison Mires who threaten to stop them! What dark truths will they uncover about the venomous world around them… as well as each other?

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Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny is coming to Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021!

NIS America is thrilled to announce that the first new Disgaea game in six years, Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, is coming to Nintendo Switch in summer 2021! This newest installment unites a grim yet touching story with insane tactical combat while introducing gameplay elements never before seen in the series, such as Super Reincarnation and 3D visuals. Preorders are available at the NISA Online Store, as well as other participating retailers.

Zed is a boastful zombie who wallows on the lowest rung on the Netherworld ladder alongside his sister Bieko. When the strongest God of Destruction threatens their way of (un)life, Zed must harness his unique ability of Super Reincarnation to stand against the approaching menace. Along the way, he will unite with twisted and colorful denizens of the Netherworld, face challenges around and within, and see if even an undying hooligan like himself can defy the odds!

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Time-Traveling Platformer YesterMorrow Warps to Nintendo Switch on Nov 5th!

SYDNEY – Sept. 17, 2020 – YesterMorrow, the time-traveling puzzle platformer from developer Bitmap Galaxy and publisher Blowfish Studios, brings timeline bending exploration to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam and GOG on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Embark on a journey of light and darkness as Yui, a young girl thrown into extraordinary circumstances. Travel between timelines, braving the post-apocalyptic present in hopes of restoring the idyllic past. Bring down the Shadows who destroyed Yui’s home and stole the Sun from the sky by mastering the Everlight, a mystical force granting her strange powers.

Alternate between eras while traversing four islands on a mission to repair the arcane tower that holds within it the key to control the flow of time. Take the fight to the Shadows with the ability to launch energy bombs, freeze time, and more, before turning back the clock in search of secrets and clues. Restore the Sun to its rightful place and save Yui’s family from a dark fate.

Solve time-bending puzzles. Uncover hidden passageways in one reality to make progress in the other while battling against the sinister creatures who seek to halt Yui’s quest at every turn. Climb through dense forests, scour desert ruins, and brave the icy caverns, all brought to life with gorgeous retro-inspired pixel art that brings a vivid sense of atmosphere to the adventure.

Relish the serenity of a bygone era and feel the pain of a scarred and broken present represented by rich environments teeming with lore. Experience the sweeping highs and emotional lows of Yui’s story with dynamic music that swells during moments of triumph and intensifies at climactic showdowns against her shadowy foes. Guide Yui’s path to determine her fate – can she overcome the darkness to save both her world and her family?

“YesterMorrow is a time-travelling adventure tale about the clash between light and darkness,” said Ben Lee, co-founder, Blowfish Studios. “We wish we could jump forward in time to Nov. 5 so we wouldn’t have to wait to share the game with everyone on PC and consoles!”

YesterMorrow will be available on Steam and GOG for Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Nov. 5 for $19.99 USD / €17.99 / £15.99 / $24.99 AUD. It features English, Spanish, German, Russian, French, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), and Japanese language options.

A Steam PC version for China, co-published by Gamera Game, is also set to release on Nov. 5, while a version for other countries across Asia will be published by ORENDA on Steam for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in Q4 2020.

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Vampire’s Fall: Origins launches today on Nintendo Switch!

Stockholm, Sweden — September 17, 2020 — Your reckoning has come, and today you must choose the path of virtue or corruption in Early Morning Studio’s gothic turn-based RPG Vampire’s Fall: Origins, now available on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch for €9.99/ £8.99. Filled with a clever, slightly dark-humoured story and classic 2D open-world RPG elements mixed with turn-based combat, Vampire’s Fall: Origins has already attracted a following on Steam and mobile and promises to extend its power over a new clan on console.

Stepping into the shoes of a fledgling vampire you are set on a course of vengeance after the malevolent Witchmaster destroys the Vamp’Ire village that you call home. Journey through a vast 2D open world, embarking on quests and combating the dark magic conjurings of your evil foe. Engage in snarky dialogues that offer a lighthearted counterpoint to the sinister atmosphere as you face scores of enemies through over 50 hours of gameplay. Whether you choose the path of righteousness or deceit, you must level up your character by unlocking new skills and abilities as well as upgrade your gear along the way in order to stand a chance.

“Today is the culmination of our long-time dream of offering Vampire’s Fall to a whole new fan base on console,” said Emir Kuljanin from Early Morning Studio. “We’re proud to finally grant our community’s pleas to bring the game to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch and welcome you all into the dark and witty fold that is Vampire’s Fall: Origins.

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Sexy dungeon crawling comedy RPG Moero Crystal H is out now on Nintendo Switch!

Hong Kong – September 17th, 2020 – In a joint collaboration, independent developer and publisher eastasiasoft and online retailer Playasia, are happy to announce that Compile Heart and Idea Factory’s sexy dungeon crawling comedy Moero Crystal H is out now on the eShop for Nintendo Switch, available at $39.99/€39.99/£34.99, with a launch discount of 15%. The Playasia exclusive physical edition is also shipping today.

Moero Crystal H is a dungeon-crawling RPG telling the tale of Zenox the “Lucky Pervert” and his harem of monster girls as they reclaim the stolen “Bra of Darkness”, an object of great power needed to save the world. Guided with the legendary “Panties of Light”, our heroes embark on their mythical quest.

Moero Crystal H features a deep turn-based combat system as players navigate their way through a series of grid-based dungeons towards their ultimate goal. Along the way players will fight and recruit more than 80 monster girls, then change their outfit combinations to spice up their appearance and enhance their skills. Climb aboard the “Funyaton-Go” for shoot’em up sections and discover secret stages hidden within the monster girls. Upgrade your team’s humble abode and join up monster girls as roommates. With its delightfully quirky fantasies and offbeat humor, Moero Crystal H is the ultimate hedonistic romp!

“We at eastasiasoft pride ourselves in bringing the best unique Japanese games to western audiences. In collaboration with Playasia, we’re finally able to bring the third entry in the Genkai Tokki series, Moero Crystal H, to Nintendo Switch,” said Joshua M French, Community Manager at eastasiasoft. “We hope Moero Crystal H’s brand of tongue and cheek humour, engaging gameplay and new polished visuals will entice a new generation of fans while still appealing to veterans of the genre.”

This upcoming release will be the first time western audiences will have a chance to play the third entry in the Genkai Tokki series. The original Moero Crystal was a 2015 PlayStation Vita game, but it never saw a release outside of Asia. While a follow-up to Monster Monpiece and Moero ChronicleMoero Crystal H is a standalone story featuring all new characters. This remastered edition features an upgraded HD presentation, all previous DLC characters, English language subtitles, and the new “Double Scratch” feature, which updates the “Loving Scratch” mode so players can interact with and raise the affection of two monster girls at once! (now featuring HD rumble support).

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