SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone and Shinobi Deliver Pulse-Pounding Action Starting Today!

IRVINE, Calif. – January 23, 2020 – Good news: you won’t need to lug around a 300-pound arcade cabinet to play your favorite arcade titles on the go because Shinobi and Fantasy Zone are now available as part of the SEGA AGES line-up for the Nintendo Switch!

Prepare to dispatch the hordes of evil in Shinobi with style thanks to a wealth of quality-of-life additions, including an AGES mode that gives the master ninja extra health and damage, difficulty level and stage select options, a rewind time feature, and a unique Cabinet display mode that replicates the look and feel of playing in an actual arcade.

Or you can take control of that cute, egg-shaped ship Opa-Opa in the bright pastel world of Fantasy Zone. Don’t be fooled by the colorful aesthetics, though – Fantasy Zone is known for its difficulty. Fortunately, this SEGA AGES release includes a very useful Coin Stock option to assist shoot-em-up newcomers, along with a Time Attack mode for a bonus challenge, extra bosses, and the ability to play as Opa-Opa’s brother, Upa-Upa!

About Shinobi

Ninjutsu master Joe Musashi returns in this classic side-scrolling platformer. He has been sent on a mission to single-handedly find and rescue all the children of the Oboro clan who have been kidnapped by a criminal syndicate known as ZEED. Utilize your sharp sword, shurikens, throwing knives, and even magic to defeat the enemy and free the hostages.

About Fantasy Zone

A pioneer of the “cute ’em up” genre, Fantasy Zone tells a surprisingly bleak tale about the mighty space warrior Opa-Opa’s journey for revenge in a pastel-colored world. Defeat enemies to collect coins and power up Opa-Opa in order to rescue the world of Fantasy Zone in this exciting classic!

Shinobi and Fantasy Zone are now available individually on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe for $7.99 (with commensurate European pricing).

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7th Sector will be released February 5th on Nintendo Switch!

January 22nd, 2020 – Indie publisher Sometimes You is proud to announce that they’ll be bringing the award-winning puzzle adventure game, 7th Sector, to consoles on February 5th.

Developed almost solely by one person, Sergey Noskov, this cyberpunk odyssey has you controlling an array of different machines and solving all manner of puzzles as you set off to survive and learn the truth of this dark and mysterious dystopia.

7th Sector will be available on February 5th on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 for $19.99 USD.

About 7th Sector:

Welcome to the 7th Sector, set in a mysterious cyberpunk world. Immerse yourself on this intricate path, solving different puzzles, facing its dangers, and collecting scattered information to discover the story of this world.

Gain control over several different characters, each with their own abilities that can help you navigate the world’s devices and machinery. Some of your choices and actions will determine the ending of the game.

Features:

  • Atmospheric dystopian world
  • Lots of varied and unique puzzles
  • Control several characters
  • Immersive soundtrack by “Nobody’s Nail Machine”
  • Branching system with 4 different endings

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Killer Queen Black Adds Eight-Player Local Play and More in Hydra Update!

CHICAGO — January 21, 2020 — Killer Queen Black, the strategic eight-player action platformer from Liquid Bit and BumbleBear Games, makes it easier to join the battle with highly requested new features debuting today.

Killer Queen Black’s player base becomes stronger by the day. Liquid Bit has heard their feedback: eight-player local co-op on one machine, Switch or PC, is now available via the latest update, Hydra (Patch 1.60). No internet connection or Nintendo Switch Online account is required; crush friends and enemies while rubbing elbows on the couch.

In addition to the highly requested local play update, new features such as selectable regions on Nintendo Switch are available. Check out the complete feature set of the Hydra patch:

  • Eight-player local support for PC and console
  • Region selection on Switch
  • Custom (online) and local matches can be started by a single player
  • Bots can fill out local and custom matches
  • Teams in local and custom matches can now be automatically shuffled
  • Streamer mode: Choose which names to display in-game and in menus
  • Map pools now skew towards more variety and fewer repeats
  • Various bug fixes and UI improvements

For cyber cafe and Arcade owners looking to break into the Killer Queen Black scene, a new commercial build is available on Steam. For more information on this build, please visit the commercial version’s Steam Cafe page. This is far from the end of Liquid Bit’s plans for Killer Queen Black: check out the roadmap to see what the team is dreaming up.

“Our community has been behind us the whole way and we are happily providing the most requested additions,” said Matt Tesch, co-founder of Liquid Bit. “Players can now host the ultimate Killer Queen Black tournaments and bring the full experience of the arcade home.”

Killer Queen Black is available now in English and on sale for $9.99 on the Nintendo eShop, Steam, the Humble Store, Discord. A Switch physical edition created by Nighthawk Interactive includes Nintendo Switch controller skins, a cartridge, exclusive game art on the box for $29.99. Killer Queen Black will be available on Xbox One at a later date.

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Witness Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards Bring Inca Lore to Life on Nintendo Switch Later This Year!

New York City, USA – January 21st, 2019 – Digitart Interactive has just put out a new video showcasing the action-packed gameplay of its Inca mythology-based action-RPG Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards. Coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2020, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards stars comic book creator and actress Paula Garces (Harold & Kumar series, On My BlockThe Shield) as Incan demigod Aluna.

Created by actress Paula Garces and Antonio Hernandez in response to the underrepresentation of both latino and female superheroes in comics, Aluna went on to become a cult hit and is currently starring 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 further made a name for herself in video games after becoming a playable character in S2 Games’ popular MOBA Heroes of Newerth, where she was played by Paula Garces herself.

“One of our goals when we created Aluna was to bring the world of 16th Century Latin America to life,” said Digiart Interactive founder Antonio Hernandez. “We’ve seen plenty of games about Greek and Norse mythology, but little representation for Inca lore. There’s such a rich cultural history to explore there, and as much as we’ve enjoyed making the comic book series, we wanted to truly immerse our audience in a fully realized world that they could explore firsthand.”

“Aluna has been a very personal project for me,” said Aluna creator and actress Paula Garces. “Latino women are seldom given starring roles, especially when it comes to superhero comics and video games. Yet there’s so many Latino women who play games and read comics, who never see themselves reflected in the media they admire. With Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards, I wanted to change that.”

Developed by Digiart Interactive and N-Fusion 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.

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Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Relive 6 classic shoot-em-ups in the launch trailer for Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha, available now for Nintendo Switch in North America! This collection will launch on January 24 in Europe and January 31 in Oceania. Get the physical Limited Edition at our Online Store, or download the digital copy at the eShop!

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Skellboy Releases January 30th on Nintendo Switch!

January 20th 2020 – Fabraz and Umaiki Games are proud to announce that Skellboy will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch on January 30th! Join Skippy the skeleton on their journey to defeat an evil magician and his assorted lackeys, all while swapping out body parts left and right for bits and bobs from your friends and foes in this Action RPG Adventure. You’ll need every edge you can get as you battle as your way across the Cubold Kingdom, which is lovingly rendered in beautiful 3D pixel art and set against a rocking suite of chiptune songs and sound effects.

Skellboy will available on January 30th 2020 on the Nintendo Switch for $20.00 USD, but can be pre-ordered starting now with a 10% discount. There’s also some sweet merch available from The Yetee and the soundtrack will be available on vinyl courtesy of Black Screen Records. Skellboy will also be coming to Steam sometime later this year.

About Skellboy

Sometimes, when there is nobody up to the task, old heroes have to rise from the grave to save the day! Crush your enemies and make good use of their guts – literally, as you can augment Skippy with your foe’s body parts and weapons!

Help Skippy, the cubic skeleton, to fight off Squaruman’s endless forces of undead and vicious foes in this rectangular action packed cardboard adventure!

What’s inside?

  • An expansive singleplayer experience across the interconnected Kingdom of Cubold full of square charming characters and edgy villains!
  • A true action-rpg adventure that will test your skill and rewards exploration!
  • Swap your bones for 100+ different body parts and items of friends and foes with (more or less) useful effects!
  • 5 unique weapon types to clobber any foes you face!
  • Special enemies and bosses that will truly test your mettle!
  • A Vibrant 2d pixelart style that comes to life in a 3d world!
  • Includes some rocking chiptune tracks and sounds!

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Criminal Warfare Arrives on Nintendo Switch in 2020!

AALBORG, Denmark — January 17, 2020 — Kingpin: Reloaded, the remastered, enhanced version of the crime-themed first-person shooter developed and published by 3D Realms and Interplay, recruits new gang members on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later this year.

In a stylized noir art deco gangland that never was, the Kingpin rules above all else with a bloody fist. When his lieutenant Nikki Blanco leaves a no-name Thug battered and broken, the upstart criminal rises from a puddle of blood, lead pipe in hand and revenge in mind.

Kingpin: Reloaded brings new life to the Quake II engine classic. 4K resolution, ultrawide support, and improved graphics in Enhanced mode enable the beautifully-depicted metropolitan nightmare shine. Controller support makes the game more accessible for anyone who wants to explore the depths of Kingpin’s depravity. Overall improvements like new quest and conversation systems make Reloaded even better than the original.

Stalk lamp-lit streets and take down rival gangs to let the Kingpin know his end is nigh. Kingpin’s immersive sim elements allow the Thug to recruit other gangsters with a conversation system. Increase the Thug’s influence through multiple hub-based missions. Run with the gang on a violent warpath with upgradeable weapons including Tommy guns, bazookas, and more. Location-based damage leads to bloody, thrilling battles: kneecap, maim, or go for the head.

If that sounds too extreme, try No Violence mode. However, the “colorful” language proudly used by Kingpin’s gangsters remains. Lean even further into the era and start fragging in Gang Bang mode’s old-school multiplayer.

Kingpin: Reloaded will debut at PAX South this weekend at the 3D Realms booth.

“Kingpin doesn’t get the recognition it deserves, due to unfortunately releasing in an era when games were blamed for societal problems,” said Frederik Schreiber, founder of 3D Realms. “We have the privilege of giving it a second chance for people who never heard of it, and sprucing it up for diehard fans yearning to go back to a life of (simulated!) crime.”

Kingpin: Reloaded will be available in English on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2020.

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Vibrant arcade brawler Super Crush KO out now on Nintendo Switch!

Toronto, Canada — January 16th, 2020 — Vertex Pop, the team behind the acclaimed shoot ‘em up, Graceful Explosion Machine, today announced that their fast-paced stylish brawler, Super Crush KO, is out now on the eShop for Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC, priced at $14.99/€13.99/£11.59. Featuring beautiful 2D visuals, Super Crush KO is an adventure that combines classic run ‘n’ gun gameplay with combo building combat mechanics.

In Super Crush KO, players take control of Karen, a tough and fashionable brawler who lives 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 beloved 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. With incredible combo opportunities and high-scores to chase, Super Crush KO will keep players replaying levels again and again with its addictive arcade gameplay, as they push to hit those elusive S-ranks!

“The team at Vertex Pop has been hard at work on Super Crush KO for the last three years. We strived to create something with highly intuitive controls, fun mechanics and a great sense of style,” said Mobeen Fikree, Founder of Vertex Pop. “I can’t wait for players to try the final game and I hope they find Karen’s adventure a memorable experience full of great action moments, as well as deceptively deep gameplay.”

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LA-MULANA 1 & 2 Drops New Gameplay Trailer!

Join father-daughter duo Lemeza and Lumisa Kosugi into the deep ruins with the latest gameplay trailer for LA-MULANA 1 & 2, coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One this March! The Kosugis must utilize a broad scope of tools and interact with a myriad of eccentric characters to make it out of the deadly ruins alive.

Get the glorious Hidden Treasures Edition here!
(Available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.)

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Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha – Switch Gameplay Footage!