Lapis x Labyrinth Rakes in the Loot on May 28th!

You better work, work, work! Success and riches do not always come easy in Lapis x Labyrinth, coming on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch May 28, 2019! Learn how to achieve the greatest gains in the newest gameplay trailer!

Troubled times have befallen a local town. Luckily, taking a few simple steps will lead to a dazzling bonanza of nearly endless riches! All’s easier said than done, however…

Will this gamble be too much to handle? Or will you hit the jackpot and return as a winner? Make your wager when Lapis x Labyrinth hits the scene on May 28, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!

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YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG Mystifies Nintendo Switch Today!

SINGAPORE – Jan. 17, 2018 – YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG, the surreal Japanese-style RPG set at the end of last millennium from Ysbryd Games and Ackk Studios, arrives on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac today. A PS Vita version will spin conspiracy theories later in 2019.

It’s spring of ‘99 and Alex just returned home from college as a graduate. When a cat steals his grocery list, it starts him on the longest and weirdest journey of his life: women vanishing from elevators, beings made of light, and enemies ranging from smiley faces on springs to giant pandas armed to the teeth are just a few of the unusual things he encounters on his quest.

Join Alex and friends as they explore surreal dungeons filled with puzzles and traps, crash evil parties, peel back the layers of conspiracy and engage in combat based on minigames.

YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG features more than 30 hours of content including a fully-voiced main story campaign with voice actors whose previous works include Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Tales of Zestiria, Disgaea 5, Attack on Titan and more. The simple textures and saturated color scheme enhance the supernatural quality of the environments and characters present in this insane adventure.

The soundtrack, featuring compositions from Undertale creator Toby Fox and Hiroki Kikuta of Secret of Mana, is as distinctive as the game itself, including an electroacoustic fusion of jazz, funk, traditional JRPG-style tunes and swing.

“YIIK is an eclectic mix of ideas and crazy audiovisual stimulation inspired by a time when the internet was new and people were only just learning about the strangeness of the world around them,” said Andrew Allanson, founder and co-director, Ackk Studios. “Today it’s easy to find details on just about anything, but back in 1999, the internet offered up more questions than answers. YIIK explores the what-could-be that existed before Snopes.”

YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam for $19.99 and supports English. Japanese and Simplified Chinese support will be added in Q1 2019.

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Two-Button Metroidvania Necrosphere Deluxe Lands Jan 31st on Nintendo Switch!

FLORIANÓPOLIS, Brazil – Jan. 17, 2019 – Necrosphere Deluxe, the retro adventure-platformer with minimalist controls from Sony publishing label UNTIES and indie studio Cat Nigiri, will dodge deadly spikes to land safely on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on Jan. 31, 2019. It will elude flying fireballs and duck onto Xbox One in Q1 2019.

When super-secret agent Terry Cooper dies on a failed mission, he awakens in The Necrosphere. This afterlife is bursting at the seams with dangerous obstacles, devious traps and deadly enemies all working together to stop Terry from escaping. Soar to new heights with a jetpack, bounce sky high off gravity bubbles, and collect game-changing items, all while utilizing an intuitive two button control scheme, to return to the Normalsphere.

Frequent respawn points drop Terry right back into action, allowing him to quickly learn from his mistakes and re-tackle the challenges of the Necrosphere. Even with his partners sending him messages from the Normalsphere to guide his journey, he’ll need to make the most of his abilities to escape the Necrosphere and stop the Istanistani from carrying out their evil plans.

“We designed Necrosphere Deluxe to challenge the masters of super-hard platformers while being approachable for people new to the genre,” said Caio Lopez, founder of Cat Nigiri. “Necrosphere Deluxe’s simple controls and bite-sized but devilish trials will help new players improve their skills while simultaneously presenting hardcore platformer fans with the most difficult game they will ever play with two buttons.”

Necrosphere Deluxe will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $9.99 in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Korean, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. The game is currently available for Windows and Mac via Steam. The upcoming console versions of Necrosphere Deluxe will feature improved graphics, optimized performance, and additional languages compared to the PC version.

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Nordic Action-Adventure RPG Fimbul Releases Feb 28th on Nintendo Switch!

MUNICH, COPENHAGEN – January 17 2019 – Fimbul, the Norse comic action-adventure from EuroVideo’s publishing label Wild River and Danish developer Zaxis Games, initiates an icy apocalypse on Feb. 28. The epic tale will be available both digitally and physically for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC, as well as digitally for Xbox One.

Fimbulwinter, the prelude to the end of the world known as Ragnarök, has begun. Elder berserker Kveldulver found death when bandits raided his village, killing him in the process. But the Norns, goddesses of fate and destiny, have other plans for Kveldulver. The goddesses resurrect Kveldulver before sending him on a bloody quest to eradicate the Jotun giants and avert the apocalypse.

Told in a gripping comicbook style, Kveldulver’s story will depend on player decisions, with numerous narrative branches to uncover. As the Norns are the goddesses who spin the threads of fate, they have imbued Kveldulver with the power to go back to pivotal moments in his journey and explore different outcomes.

Throughout his legendary adventure, Kveldulver will meet a large cast of characters, some friend, some foe. Of these enemies, select few must be defeated in battle before Kveldulver can decide their fate.

Kveldulver will also find both stories detailing the world around him and ways to improve his fighting skill. Certain items, weapons and talents enhance the old warrior’s abilities. He’ll need them all to overcome deadly warriors, horrific monsters, and gigantic Jotun alike. Combat is simple to learn, but as players explore the ways of the battlefield, they’ll discover nuances that will prove essential during awe-inspiring boss battles.

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Chucklefish’s Retro-Inspired ‘Wargroove’ will be Launching with Ten Language Options!

January 16th, 2019 – Ready your troops and take up arms in preparation for the launch of ‘Wargroove’, Chucklefish’s newest, self-developed and published title. Following hot on the heels of the release of Stardew Valley on exciting, new platforms, the UK-based indie studio is set to launch their retro-styled, tactical-gem to the world – literally! Partnering with Shloc, whose body of work includes the Dragon Quest series, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, The Last Guardian, and Yokai Watch, Wargroove will hit the ground running in ten different languages.

Wargroove will be playable in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese! Even better, all these languages will be available at launch! Chucklefish will be monitoring feedback and will consider adding in more languages after launch based on user feedback.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more Wargroove news and assets, with a launch window of Q1 of this year!

About Wargroove

Take to the battlefield with Wargroove, a turn-based strategy game for up to 4 players! Choose your Commander and wage war on battling factions, using your ‘groove’ to strategically sway the fight in your favor! Design and share online your very own maps, cut-scenes and campaign stories with easy-to-use editors and in-depth customization tools!

Features

  • Choose from one of 12+ Commanders from 4 warring factions – the Cherrystone Kingdom, Heavensong Empire, Felheim Legion, and Floran Tribes
  • Strategically use your Commander’s unique “groove” ability to sway the battle in your favor
  • Battle your way through the Campaign Mode to discover the story and motivations behind each faction
  • Challenge your friends to local and online multiplayer skirmish modes with complete rule customization, as well as local and online competitive and co-op play
  • Design and share online your own complex series of battlefields, with branching story paths using easy to master in-game map and campaign editors
  • Learn more about each character you encounter through a trial of boisterous bouts in Arcade mode, fighting 5 different opponents in quick succession
  • Outwit the enemy in Puzzle mode, using your strategic skills to complete tricky challenges in just ONE turn
  • Discover the history and lore of the world of Wargroove and its inhabitants in the Codex, as well as handy strategy tips and rules for use in battle
  • Seek out hidden in-game content and unlockables – old school style!

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Obey Me Brings the War Between Angels and Demons to Switch in 2019!

SYDNEY – Jan. 16, 2019 – Obey Me, the cooperative holypunk brawler from Blowfish Studios and Error 404 Game Studios, fights through hordes of demons onto Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC in Q3 2019.

Unbeknownst to humans, angels and demons wage an invisible war, and mankind’s very souls hang in the balance. A former human-turned-lesser-demon named Vanessa Held works for one of these demons: Ammon, the Archduke of Avarice. She’ll fight alongside her Hellhound companion, Monty, against violent denizens from above and below on an unholy quest where she’ll unravel a conspiracy surrounding her.

To survive on these bloody streets, the hellish pair coordinate Vanessa’s savage skills, weaponry and evasive teleportation with Monty’s feral attacks, and magical skills super-powered by his elemental transformations. By absorbing the souls of her fallen foes, Vanessa can upgrade her weapons to learn more vicious combos, as well as upgrading Monty’s transformations.

They can also combine their powers through a Fusion Mode, which merges the pair together to become an avatar of destruction, with the ability to unleash the deadly Soul Overload attack when the Fusion bar is full.

The partnership between Vanessa and Monty forms the dark heart of Obey Me. Solo players control Vanessa and some of Monty’s key actions while an AI takes care of the rest. Alternatively, a partner can control Monty completely for co-op action.

Obey Me’s story of war and conspiracy among Angels and Demons in a decaying world is told not just through the game, but in a series of graphic novels published by Dynamite Comics, featuring art from Marvel veteran Ben Herrera whose resume includes X-Men and Spider-Man covers. Issue #0 releases in March, with five issues to follow. Obey Me comics will be available through both comic shops and digital comic retailers.

“Obey Me’s universe, woven through both a game and comics, intrigued us from the moment we first tried the game out,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. “The added depth from the back story provides much higher stakes while fighting against the forces of heaven and hell.”

Obey Me releases for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC in Q3 2019.

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Learn to Overcome the Challenges in Etrian Odyssey Nexus on Nintendo 3DS!

IRVINE, Calif. – January 15, 2019 – Etrian Odyssey Nexus launches for Nintendo 3DS on February 5th, 2019! As you carefully explore the labyrinths found on the continent of Lemuria, you must learn to adapt to the challenges you will encounter. Otherwise, you will face almost certain defeat at the hands (or jaws) of the beasts and FOEs lurking within.

Etrian Odyssey Nexus Official Website Launch!

As part of today’s update, we are proud to announce the full official website for Etrian Odyssey Nexus has launched! Inside, you will find more details regarding playable classes, important characters, the systems in Etrian Odyssey Nexus that we touch on in the newest trailer.

Key Features
  • The Definitive Etrian Odyssey Experience – With more classes, characters, gameplay systems, and labyrinths than any other game in the series, Etrian Odyssey Nexus is the ultimate dungeon-crawling adventure.
  • Customize Your Perfect Exploration Party – Create and customize characters from 19 playable classes, then take on the dangerous creatures of Lemuria’s labyrinths with your perfect party!
  • Both Newcomers and Veterans Welcome! – With the ability to swap between four distinct difficulty settings, auto-mapping settings, and a grand standalone story, there’s something for everyone from series newcomers to experienced veterans.
  • A Love Letter to Etrian – Longtime series mainstays Yuji Himukai (Character Designer), Shin Nagasawa (Monster Designer), and Yuzo Koshiro (Composer) have come together to create the preeminent Etrian experience for the series’ final installment on the Nintendo 3DS.

All pre-order and first-run copies of the game will come with an exclusive art book featuring the incredibly-detailed character art of Yuji Himukai and monster art of Shin Nagasawa, a pin featuring Vivian (the adorable innkeeper in Nexus), and the game itself — all in a special collector’s box.

Pricing

Etrian Odyssey Nexus will be available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS on February 5, 2019. Both the Launch Edition and the standard edition will be priced at $39.99, with commensurate European pricing. Pre-orders for the Launch Edition are also now available at https://atlus.com/etriannexus/.

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Arabian Nights Adventure, City of Brass, Slashes its Way to Nintendo Switch!

CANBERRA, ACT – Jan. 15, 2019 – City of Brass, the Arabian Nights-inspired first-person rogue-lite adventure from the BioShock veterans at Uppercut Games, will swing onto Nintendo Switch Feb. 8, 2019.

Enter the legendary City of Brass and plunder the fabled treasures within its accursed walls. Armed with a bullwhip and blades, embark on a grand heist, lashing and slashing through the legions of lost souls who guard over the vast riches that adorn this treacherous town.

City of Brass revolves around the rhythmic interplay between melee combat and movement, as the protagonist’s whip can be used both in and out of battle in a variety of ways. It can disarm foes, trip and stun them, and open defensive opportunities that can be exploited by other weapons. The whip can also be used to grab faraway objects and swing to safety, or manipulate booby traps littered throughout the mythical metropolis, turning the environment on its unwitting denizens.

With procedurally-generated environments that see the labyrinthine streets shift on every run, City of Brass urges players to put their newfound knowledge from every playthrough to the test. But the challenge can also be tailored to every individual with the Blessings & Burdens system, which provides a wealth of modifiers to adjust the difficulty and game feel with optional modifiers to various game systems, including player health, damage output, item cost, and more.

The Nintendo Switch version will also launch with three unlockable characters alongside the starting Fool and Traveler duo. This group includes the fast but frail knife-fighting Brigand, the spear-throwing Soldier, and the strong but slow Hellion genie, each bringing something different to the table and keeping the experience fresh while players strive to attain the ultimate goal.

This new release also features a myriad of enhancements made to the game since its initial launch, including new relics, weapons, enemies, and various quality of life improvements.

“City of Brass brings the stories from Arabian Nights to life in a fast-paced hack-and-slash adventure that draws on our team’s experience working on titles like the BioShock series,” said Ed Orman, co-founder and designer, Uppercut Games. “We’ve continued to support the game since it launched earlier this year and look forward to introducing it to a new audience with all those improvements baked in when City of Brass comes to Nintendo Switch this February.”

City of Brass is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam. The game was financed with the assistance of Screen Australia’s Games Enterprise Program and supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Polish, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) language options.

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Degrees of Separation Reveals Gameplay Walkthrough Trailer!

January 15, 2019 — Walnut Creek, CA — Kicking off the new year, publisher Modus Games and developer Moondrop are excited to share an in-depth look at the rich narrative and dynamic gameplay in upcoming 2D puzzle platformer Degrees of Separation. Featuring the work of acclaimed fantasy author Chris Avellone, Degrees of Separation represents a unique and exciting new challenge for the Fallout: New Vegas writer, tackling the world of platformers and a touching fantasy story about relationships and polarity. The game fittingly releases on Valentine’s Day – February 14, 2019.

Degrees of Separation taps Chris Avellone’s ability to craft rich, tapestry-like lore, telling the tale of a girl and boy from two different worlds whose lives intertwine. Ember and Rime, bound to the forces of warm and cold respectively, set off on a vivid journey where upon meeting they are instantaneously divided by their two disparate worlds, driving them together – and apart – on a journey to bridge the gap between them.

Prevented from touching one another by their differing elemental affinities, Ember and Rime explore the magnetic potential of opposing forces. Each level of Degrees of Separation represents a different stage in the couple’s relationship, and thus offers a new mechanic that the two protagonists will have to master in order to progress. Offering players the option to go solo or co-op with a partner – either local or online – Ember and Rime each make use of their elemental abilities to solve puzzles as they traverse multiple unique worlds.

Degrees of Separation arrives on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam on February 14, 2019 for $19.99 USD.

Game Features

  • 2D Adventure Platforming. Experience beautifully crafted 2D worlds with a deeply immersive art style based on the aspects of contrasting temperatures.
  • Innovative Storytelling. Discover the potential of dual protagonists Ember and Rime and follow a complex story by acclaimed video game writer Chris Avellone.
  • Environmental Puzzles. Navigate distinct worlds and solve complex puzzles to organically alter situations and surroundings.
  • Cooperative Gameplay. Harness the powers of Ember and Rime in both single-player and cooperative multiplayer to interact with the environment in a variety of ways, both separately and as a team.
  • Non-Linear Levels. Traverse through diverse landscapes that each introduce a new game mechanic, weaving together gameplay, narrative, and character progression.

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SEGA AGES Takes to the Streets in Out Run for Nintendo Switch!

IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2019 – Out Run is out now the Nintendo Switch™ for $7.99. Featuring new motion controls and a new ranking system, speed through the streets of SEGA AGES Out Run, the award-winning title that paved the road for the racing genre. Your favorite stages and soundtracks are back; do you have what it takes to beat the clock?

SEGA Games History: Out Run Facts and Trivia

  • Out Run was first conceived as a racing game called DEAD HEAT, where you drove a Formula One race car, before it became a driving simulator with a commercial car to help set it apart.
  • Out Run was also modeled after the American cross-country road race seen in the film The Cannonball Run before planners Yoji Ishii and Yu Suzuki switched gears to Europe due to the wider variety of landscapes.
  • This SEGA AGES release contains tracks added for the 3DS version of Out Run along with all-new arranged versions of songs from the Genesis and Master System releases, such as MIDNIGHT HIGHWAY -PLAYBACK-, and even includes a chiptune version of RADIATION from Out Run 2006: Coast 2 Coast.
  • If you enter a high score as the name “YU.” with the period and hold down the X button at the end of Stage 2, you will see a credit for legendary designer Yu Suzuki appear on screen!

About Out Run

First released globally for arcades back in 1986 to critical and commercial success, Out Run is the seminal racing experience created by the legendary designer Yu Suzuki and the Sega AM2 team. Take in a variety of picturesque landscapes from a lowered third-person perspective as you race against time to reach your destination while avoiding traffic and other treacherous obstacles.

Out Run is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe for $7.99 with commensurate European pricing.

Gain Ground and Puyo Puyo drop in February!

Gain Ground and Puyo Puyo join the SEGA AGES line-up next month!

Gain Ground will see the addition of an All-Member Mode that unlocks all 20 characters, along with an Easy Mode if things are a little too difficult or you simply want to enjoy the game casually.

Meanwhile, the SEGA AGES release of Puyo Puyo will allow you to try your hand against other players outside your home with Online Play while testing your skills on the leaderboards with the new Ranking System! Note that Nintendo Switch Online is required for online play.

Coming to SEGA AGES in 2019

In 2018, we debuted the SEGA AGES series, reviving some of SEGA’s most beloved properties for new audiences. That includes such iconic titles like Sonic The HedgehogLightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar, and the original Phantasy Star. You can expect another great line-up of SEGA AGES releases in 2019, including:

  • Alex Kidd
  • Columns II
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Space Harrier
  • Virtua Racing
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Thunder Force AC

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