Liberated featured in Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase!

Dec 10 — Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase has just featured Liberated among its hand-picked, gloriously innovative indie titles coming to Nintendo Switch!

It’s official: Liberated will be coming to Nintendo Switch first in 2020.

Liberated is a groundbreaking new vision for the future of digital comics. Seamlessly merging the art of hand-drawn graphic novels with interactivity and side-scrolling action, this is an action-adventure game that unfolds across the pages of a comic book.

Liberated asks difficult questions about modern issues. Government surveillance, state-driven misinformation, fake news, and weaponized personal data paint the world in shades of gray. Knowing which battles are worth fighting, and where to draw the line between revolution and terrorism, has never been more paramount.

It’s an honor to be chosen by Nintendo for the Indie World Showcase!

With their support we’re excited to announce that Liberated will be coming in 2020 giving us more precious time and space to refine the experience and perfect its message.

The Switch-first release will shortly be followed on PC via Steam and GOG.

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Langrisser I & II – Story and Character Trailer!

Join Ledin, the prince of Baldea, to reclaim the Sacred Sword Langrisser and seal the evil that threatens to consume the world in the story and character trailer for Langrisser I, part of the upcoming Langrisser I & II for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Meet the characters in detail here and stay tuned for more glimpses into the conflict between Light and Darkness in the focus trailer of Langrisser II.

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Family Friendly Dungeon-Smashing Arrives on Nintendo Switch Today!

TORONTO – Dec. 10, 2019 – Riverbond, the shoot-and-slash dungeon crawler from Cococucumber, welcomes solo adventurers and couch co-op friends with a brand new world “Crystalwatch” and an abundance of new skins on Nintendo Switch today. This free update also brings the treasure trove of new content for free to Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Set out for epic adventure through nine fantastical worlds, beautifully rendered in a charming voxel art style. An ethereal land awaits with the newest addition of Crystalwatch, where fearsome lizard foes and peaceful badger monks clash in brilliant crystalline environments. Hack, slash and explode hordes of adorable enemies solo or with drop-in party members. Explore soaring castles and wonderous valleys to unearth swords, spears, laser guns, and a plethora of quirky weapons.

Riverbond’s enchanting adventures and cute characters—including indie crossover skins like Shovel Knight, Raz Aquato from Psychonauts, The Kid from Bastion, Spelunky Guy, and more—belie tightly focused combat with lightning speed. Venture into the nooks and crannies of each level in search of loot, complete mission objectives and slice through mobs of enemies to level the field in fearsome boss fights.

Team up with up to four players on the couch to bash some baddies or, on Steam, tap into Steam Remote Play Together to unite friends from afar to play co-operatively online. With a responsive hack and slash controls and retro action that pays homage to top-down adventures of yesteryear, Riverbond breathes new life with vibrant voxels and classic drop-in, drop-out co-op.

“Just in time for the holiday season, we invite friends and families to jump into the co-op, action-packed world of Riverbond on Nintendo Switch” said Vanessa Chia, Co-Founder and Art Director of Cococucumber. “We hope the nostalgic spirit that runs through this game will inspire you to forge bonds, and to create lasting memories of adventures together.”

Riverbond is now available on Nintendo Switch, Steam for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A 20% discount for all platforms celebrates the Nintendo Switch launch and a free update brings the new world Crystalwatch and the Spelunky Guy crossover character to all platforms.

Riverbond supports Steam Remote Play Together for co-op play online, and localization is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Spanish (Latin America), Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

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Vibrant Arcade Brawler Super Crush KO Launch Date Announced!

Toronto, Canada — December 9th, 2019 — Vertex Pop, the team behind the acclaimed feel good action game, Graceful Explosion Machine, today announced that their fast-paced stylish brawler, Super Crush KO, is coming to the eShop for Nintendo Switch and Steam on January 16th, 2020.

To mark the announcement, Vertex Pop has released a fast-paced gameplay trailer showcasing Karen, the game’s protagonist, taking on endless waves enemies and bosses. She seamlessly combines ground, shooting, and aerial moves into powerful combos, aiming for high scores and S-ranks at every opportunity. We also see the game’s special moves at work — uppercuts, ground slams, and the deadly Super Beam KO.

“We are very excited to announce that Super Crush KO will soon be available on Nintendo Switch and Steam, packing fast-paced thrilling fights, intuitive controls and colorful aesthetic,” said Mobeen Fikree. ”Super Crush KO is easy to pick up yet hard to master, but no matter the player level, everyone will have a great time smashing hordes of robot enemies in style.”

Combining beat-em-up and run ‘n gun action, Super Crush KO, has players take control of Karen, a tough and fashionable brawler in a colorful world overrun by frantic robot enemies. Karen must wipe them out using punches, kicks and long-range combat in fluid combos on the way to save her cat Chubbz and (while she’s at it) humanity. Featuring delightful hand-drawn graphics, a pastel color palette and a catchy soundtrack, this is a feel-good action game complemented with bright and stylish aesthetics, soon coming to Steam and Nintendo Switch.

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XenoRaptor – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Blacksad Starts Their Investigation Dec 10th on Nintendo Switch in North America!

Paris – December 6, 2019 – MicroidsPendulo Studios and YS Interactive are unveiling today the North American launch trailer for Blacksad: Under the Skin! Already available on Steam, the hunt for clues is about to begin on consoles as Blacksad: Under the Skin will release on December 10 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Let the launch trailer take you back to the 50s and discover some of the main characters as well as an introduction to the consequences of player’s choices during the investigation.

Will you be a tough investigator using violence to get what you want? Or will you be more subtle to get your questions answered? Grab your notebook and let this investigation begin!

Game features

Investigation phases and deduction

As the story progresses, players will be able to explore the game areas (with more or less freedom depending on the situation), in order to find clues and question potential witnesses.  Blacksad must analyze the clues gathered to draw conclusions. This deduction system enables players to link up various elements (clues, observations, etc.) in order to come up with theories and open up new leads. If the association work matches up, the detective will come to a conclusion. If the deduction fails, the clues will remain available for a new attempt.

Multiple choice dialogue

Dialogue scenes offer players the chance to move the conversation in different directions. They will need to choose the options they think will be the most useful to their investigation. These choices will decide Blacksad’s development and relationships, as well as future opportunities. Players will have the option to remain silent during certain exchanges, directly affecting his profile, unique to each player.

Cat senses

Being a cat gives Blacksad several significant advantages. His sharp feline senses like his vision, smell and hearing will help analyze certain situations with more depth. By doing so, players will be able to identify previously inaccessible details.

Quick Time Events

QTEs can be related to various actions or action scenes and must be completed in order to progress through the game (all failed attempts will have to be replayed). Players will face two types of QTE: pressing a given button at the right time or filling a bar by repeatedly pressing a button.

The story

The 50s, New York City: Joe Dunn, owner of a boxing club, is found dead. Meanwhile, rising star Bobby Yale, due to take to the ring for the most important fight of his career, has mysteriously disappeared. Sonia Dunn, Joe’s daughter, takes over the gym and must deal with its financial woes. She hires private detective John Blacksad to investigate Yale’s disappearance. The highly anticipated boxing match of the year is drawing closer and the club’s finances would not survive a no show from Bobby Yale. During its investigation, John Blacksad will find himself swimming with sharks in a universe where corruption is everywhere.

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Creepy J-horror Puzzle-Platformer Tamashii Coming This Christmas To Nintendo Switch!

5 December, 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati is unleashing the skin-crawling screen-warping terror of Tamashii on consoles later this month. Created by Brazil-based independent developer Vikintor, Tamashii is a harrowing platformer that blends challenging traversal, unique puzzles, and unsettling horror inspired by obscure Japanese games of the late ’80s and ’90s.

Tamashii‘s horror-infused puzzle-platforming will be available to download 17/18 December on PS4 (NA/EU respectively), 24 December on Xbox One, and 25 December on Nintendo Switch.

Recently announced as a ‘Game of the Year’ nominee in the Brazil Game Awards, Tamashii‘s eerie combination of puzzles and platforming among eldritch monstrosities and haunted temples creates a uniquely disturbing experience.

“With Tamashii I tried to express to players the same feeling of discovery and confusion that obscure titles of the past provided, using context instead of nostalgia as a primary point,” explains developer Vikintor. “The game was made keeping a balance between puzzle platforming, cryptic story and eerie atmosphere. Kind of a darker Monster Party (NES game from ’89)”

Since it’s release earlier this year on PC, Tamashii has garnered critical and audience praise.

About the game

Inspired by obscure Japanese games from the 90s and late 80s, Tamashii is a unique puzzle-platformer set in a distorted world of striking horror and unsettling imagery.

An eldritch entity lurks inside the temple, a disturbing domain of death and danger. A mysterious stranger is summoned to this twisted hell to discover the source of evil that emanates from within. Can you survive the devilish traps, tricky puzzles, and monstrous beings looming in Tamashii’s dark corridors?

Key features

  • Pixelated aesthetic and atmosphere inspired by Japanese titles of the 90s and late 80s
  • A harrowing blend of platforming, puzzles, and skin-crawling horror
  • A mysterious tale, complete with secrets and Easter eggs to uncover
  • Time trial/score attack modes for additional challenge
  • A ‘slow-motion’ accessibility modifier to assist players

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition Announced for Nintendo Switch!

Baltimore, MD – December 4th, 2019 – Independent games publisher Versus Evil and developer Obsidian Entertainment today announced that Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition will launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 28th 2020, with a Nintendo Switch release date to be announced early next year. Originally released for PC and Mac, Deadfire received universal critical acclaim.

Priced at $59.99, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition features all the major updates and expansions available for the PC version. In addition to the games vast main campaign players can heed the call of Vatnir in the Beast of Winter or face the challenges of the Crucible of Kazuwari in Seeker, Slayer, Survivor or battle their way through the bowels of a vengeful, sleeping god in the Forgotten Sanctum.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition builds on the foundation of classic tabletop gameplay more than ever before, providing players with a deeper single player RPG game experience with either Turn-Based Mode or Classic Real-Time with Pause.

Featuring an enormous open world, a massive cast of characters, budding adventurers can explore the depths of infinite possibilities, including detailed character customization, total freedom of exploration, and meaningful choices at every turn.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition delivers the freedom of tabletop role-playing that allows console gamers to craft their own definitive adventure,” said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil.

Consumers can digitally pre-order the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Ultimate Edition through the Microsoft Store and PlayStation Store fronts today. Deadfire will also have a physical release in the form of a Standard Edition and the Ultimate Collector’s Edition courtesy of THQ Nordic, and will be available on January 28th 2020 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at an SRP of €59.99 | $59.99 | £49.99 and €129.99 | $129.99 | £119.99, respectively.

The Ultimate Collector’s Edition will contain the following items:

  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire [including the 5.0 PC patch], and all DLCs: Beast of Winter, The Forgotten Sanctum, Seeker, Slayer, Survivor
  • 10″/25cm Od Nua Statue
  • Spacepig Keychain
  • Metal-optic 3D Sticker
  • Premium Box

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Twin-stick Shooter XenoRaptor Brings Intergalactic Bullet-Hell to Nintendo Switch!

4 December, 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer Peter Cleary are thrilled to announce that the madcap twin-stick action of XenoRaptor will be rocket-blasting its way to consoles later this month. A fast-paced sci-fi shooter, XenoRaptor pits a customizable cyberdragon equipped with a tactical arsenal against relentless waves of futuristic foes, in battles that stretch from Mars to unknown frontiers of space.

XenoRaptor will be available to download 17/18 December on PS4 (NA/EU respectively), followed by Xbox One on 24 December, and Nintendo Switch on 25 December.

XenoRaptor combines tactical loadouts, clever foes, and pulse-pounding arcade mayhem to create a fast-paced, challenging shooter.

“XenoRaptor is a passion project aimed at blending the arsenal and enemy variety of classic FPSs with the situational awareness and intense dodging of a top down game,” says XenoRaptor creator, Peter Cleary. “Games such as Geometry Wars were a big inspiration, so I’m really excited that XenoRaptor is coming to consoles.” 

About the game

XenoRaptor is a frantic and frenzied twin-stick shooter, pitting ridiculously armed space dragons against an interstellar armada. Strip your defeated foes of their parts to assemble the ultimate weapon. From evasive teleporting and defensive mines, to railguns, tractor beams, and mind control, XenoRaptor is bullet-hell action with countless tactical possibilities.

Key features

  • Arm your cyberdragon with various hulls and engines, and weapons such as lightning shotguns, laser nukes, ghost missiles, and more
  • Face the might of a space skeleton armada and defeat screen-filling bosses
  • Strategically turn environmental hazards – such as asteroids, mine fields, and radioactive clouds – against your enemies
  • Test your skills in the campaign, boss rush mode, and alongside friends in local co-op

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III announced for Nintendo Switch!

The legend begins anew for Trails of Cold Steel III, now coming to Nintendo Switch! As the first title within The Legend of Heroes series to debut on the platform, players can experience this acclaimed JRPG handheld in Spring 2020.

Watch the Announcement Trailer for all the action and more details!

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