Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back, Magical Highschool Girl, & Darius Extra Version, are Now Available for Pre-Order!

Stuttgart, October 22nd, 2020 – Strictly Limited Games is pleased to announce that A Magical High School Girl on Nintendo Switch, along with Taito’s Darius Extra Version (Mega Drive/Genesis) and Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! for PlayStation 4 are now online. Preorder starts on October 25th only at www.strictlylimitedgames.com.

A Magical High School Girl is a delightful crafting, rogue-like RPG that also combines action adventuring. An isometric turn based game where a very ordinary high school girl wanders her way into a world of magic, monsters, and mysterious witches! Whether or not she can survive in this harsh but alluring world depends entirely on the gamer’s creativity! Attacks are conducted with magic that is conjured from within. The gamer can freely name the magic. The elemental properties and effects are generated automatically with what is typed in. However, unlike other roguelikes, the HP system, experience system, levels, UI, and almost everything else have been reimagined to fit the theme of the game. A Magical High School Girl, most importantly of all, offers a challenging and enjoyable experience for the casual player whilst also offering many layers of gaming elements for veteran and experienced players.

The Collector’s Edition is limited to 1,300 copies worldwide, priced at 49,99€. The Limited Edition is limited to 1,700 copies worldwide, priced at 29,99€.

Darius Extra Version (Mega Drive/Genesis) – Strictly Limited Games is excited to also announce this release which will delight owners of the Mega Drive/Genesis system. The cartridge will contain a brand new version of the original arcade game made for the classic Mega Drive console that has never been released before. This brand new conversion of the arcade original includes new exclusive modes, improved FM music/SFX and balanced gameplay fixes, making it the finest Darius experience ever made for retro consoles! Choose between US or EU cover design with reversible nostalgic box styles.

The editions for Mega Drive and the Genesis are limited to 2,000 copies each worldwide, priced at 49,99€.

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! (PS4) – The cutesy adorable Bub and Bob are ready to float to the challenge presented. Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back! is a platform experience with more than 200 levels that caters for everyone. With the couch co-op 4 player mode it makes for a great party and family game.

This bigger, more comprehensive presentation is the ultimate experience along with the return of the infamous Baron von Blubba bursting to seek his revenge.

The Collector’s Edition is limited to 1,700 copies, priced at 89,99€. The Limited Edition is limited to 2,000 copies, priced at 39,99€.

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Occult Adventure Nine Witches: Family Disruptions Summon Dec 4th Release!

SYDNEY – Oct. 22, 2020 – Nine Witches: Family Disruption, the IndieCade-nominated comedic alternate-history occult adventure game from developer Indiesruption and publisher Blowfish Studios conjures a Dec. 4, 2020 release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Beep Company and DMM Games will release Nine Witches: Family Disruption for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Japan this winter.

As World War II nears its climax, air raids and artillery shells are the least of Sundäe’s concerns. The remote Norwegian village, home to the delicious three-testicled salmon, has caught the interest of the Third Reich’s Okkulte-55 Division, who are keen to exploit this supernatural hotspot and turn the tide of battle in Germany’s favor. Enter two unlikely heroes: Professor Alexei Krakovitz, a Russian paranormal scholar, and his trusty assistant, Akiro Kagasawa, who must save the day before the Nazis literally raise Hell.

Explore the Scandinavian hamlet and surrounding region, swapping between Krakovitz and Kagasawa to search for intel about the Okkulte-55 Division’s schemes. Interact with more than 50 characters, each more colorful than the last, while uncovering clues to help stop the Third Reich’s dark designs. Traverse the astral plane as Professor Krakovitz, communing with long-departed spirits to learn more about the strange and otherworldly history of Sundäe, or harness Kagasawa’s special combat training when faced with corporeal threats.

Savor the distinct, jocose culture of Sundäe and its residents on a winding journey punctuated by amusing quips, absurd comedy, and finely-crafted pixel art. Experience a narrative inspired by history and infused with paranormal realism that balances heart and humor in equal measure. Leave no stone unturned while uncovering the truth about the Okkulte-55 Division, what is happening in Sundäe, and the supernatural world that exists all around us.

“Nine Witches: Family Disruption is the combination of my lifelong interests in world history, the supernatural, and comedy,” said Diego Cánepa, designer, Indiesruption. “I’m enchanted to plot alongside Blowfish Studios to summon this absurd look at the occult side of World War II to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam and GOG on Dec. 4, 2020.”

“Beep is very excited to bring Nine Witches to Japan for fans who like indie games with a special twist,” said Robert Pontow, Executive Director, Beep Company. “We know that this game will amuse many players with its interesting and humorous storyline as well as its cast of quirky characters. We look forward to Japanese gamers experiencing Nine Witches soon.”

Nine Witches: Family Disruption will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam and GOG for Windows PC on Dec. 4, 2020 for $19.99 USD / €17.99 / £15.99. It features English, Spanish, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese language support.

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The New Volcanic Mountain Eldfjall Has Arrived To Lonely Mountains: Downhill As DLC!

Gothenburg, Sweden – October 22, 2020 – In celebration of Lonely Mountains: Downhill’s first anniversary and reaching over one million players, Thunderful Publishing & Megagon Industries are thrilled to present the volcanic island of Eldfjall. The new mountain is available as downloadable content starting today, October 22nd, and players can explore the exciting new terrain on Steam, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One for $5.99/€5.99. The PlayStation 4 version is coming soon.

The DLC: Eldfjall Island comes complete with brand-new challenges for each of its four trails. Players will be able to unlock new outfits, paint jobs, and accessories, all while racing down the mountain as quickly as possible to climb up the leaderboards. Additionally, new special effects will make the journey even more intense than ever before with thunderstorms and an active volcano!

“We are excited to share our biggest and most versatile mountain so far!” says Jan Bubenik, developer at Megagon Industries.

Features

  • Four new trails with new challenges and resting spots
  • New special effects: Ride through a Thunderstorm and navigate alongside an erupting volcano
  • Satisfy your inner Viking and unlock unique outfits, helmets, and paint jobs
  • Upgrade your existing outfits with the new pro helmet
  • Complete your fashion style with new unlockable backpacks
  • Make your name famous on the leaderboards!

One year – One Million Players

Lonely Mountains: Downhill was initially released on October 23rd in 2019. During its first year, the game has had great success amongst players and the critiques; this has resulted in more than one million players (1,2 million as of September 2020) and winning awards like “Best Indie Game” at the German Developer Awards and “Best International Indie Game” at Poznan Game Arena.

“The way the game has been received during this past year has touched us more deeply than we anticipated. Not only was the number of positive reviews and loving feedback from the community overwhelming, but we know that for some riders, the Lonely Mountains were more than a just game”, says Daniel Helbig and Jan Bubenik, developers at Megagon Industries. “We’ve had players saying that the game brought them a place to retreat to during these challenging times the world has faced lately. It’s beautiful to see that our game has found its place in the heart of so many players.”

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R-Type Final 2 announced for Nintendo Switch!

R-Type Final 2 is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S in Spring 2021 for North America, Europe, and Oceania!

Experience the return of the legendary side-scroller series, now on modern platforms!

This title unites the explosive action of the original games with modernized visuals and gameplay features, making this a must-have title for new and old shoot-’em-up fans alike.

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Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, October 22, 2020 – By Toutatis! The game Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered is out! The remastered version of this Action/Adventure title originally released in 2003 is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop, PlayStation 4 PSN, Xbox One Games Store and PC/Mac (Steam).

Young boar-hunting Gauls and confirmed warriors get ready for adventure and stock up on magic potion! It’s time to go free the village’s captives held by the Romans!

An improved magic recipe!

This “Romastered” version features numerous new elements allowing players to fully dive into this iconic world, including remastered graphics and soundtrack, revamped animations and enhanced gameplay. Additionally, all the improvements brought by this remaster can be adjusted in the settings menu for a customized experience.

As per usual, players will be able to switch between the two Gauls as they see fit. Whether they use Obelix’s strength or Asterix’s agility, they’ll have to make the best use of each character’s abilities to complete their mission!

Additional modes for even more slaps!

On top of this global enhancement, the game is bringing 4 new game modes for even more Roman slapping enjoyment!

  • The “Obstacle course” mode to challenge player’s agility
  • The “Against the clock” mode for the speed lovers
  • The “Extreme” mode for the bravest Gauls looking for a difficult challenge
  • The “Retro” mode, allowing players to switch between the original graphics and the remastered version

Finally, the icing on the boar, 4 different skins for our two heroes are available! Gauls, Pirate, Bathing Outfit, Legionary… A wardrobe worthy of Cleopatra’s!

About Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered:

For once, the famous little village didn’t resist the invader…

All the villagers have been kidnapped and are now kept prisoner all around the world by the Romans! Launch the rescue mission with Asterix, Obelix and the loyal Dogmatix and visit Normandy, Greece, Helvetia and Egypt. Of course, you’ll eventually end your journey in Rome (since all the roads lead there!) to achieve your mission and bring back all your friends safe and sound!

To free Getafix, Panacea, Cacofonix and all their friends, you’ll have to fight every enemy along the way: Romans, Pirates and even the Vikings!

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Undead Darlings is Now Available for Nintendo Switch!

Sekai Games, with developer Mr.Tired Media, present the dungeon-crawler, turn-based, combat and visual novel hybrid Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~, which is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4!

Journey with a crew of six half-zombie girls as you crawl through dungeons, beating up twisted creatures that were born from the fall of society, and ultimately deliver the only known cure for what ails your party members to a place where it can be mass-produced!

Your role as Reggie is to be the girls’ loot donkey and carry the things they find in dungeons. Since Reggie is a human, the girls will prevent him from getting infected by fighting in the front lines! Go for it!

Exploit multiple enemy weaknesses simultaneously in the unique Exponential Exploitation battle mechanic! Increase your damage multiplier and utilize it for a one-time attack that can deal tremendous damage! Set up custom battle strategies with the Macro function! Use this wisely in tandem with the EE System to create efficient tactics against your current roster of foes!

Key Features:

  • Explore a multitude of complex post-apocalyptic dungeons—a total of over 20 huge floors to explore!
  • Discover loot, secret event scenes based on your current battle party, and more!
  • Six playable, awesome half-zombie girls lead the charge!
  • Nine endings based on your choices and how close you grow with the characters!
  • No currency or stores exist in the post-apocalypse, so you will need to fill up your war chest by finding loot in dungeons. Be careful, though—weaponry will break if used too much!
  • Plus much, much more!

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Introduces Skill Battle and Online Modes in New Trailer!

IRVINE, Calif. – October 21, 2020 – SEGA of America today announced that Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is now available for digital pre-order for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. SEGA also revealed details about Puyo Puyo Tetris 2’s new Skill Battle mode and online features that will be available at launch.

In Skill Battle mode, players will create teams of three from selectable characters in either Puyo Puyo or Tetris gameplay settings and use their unique skills to create the ultimate lineup.

Show Off Your Skills!

Each character starts out with a single specialty and learns more powerful skills as you play with them. Selecting characters with complementary skills becomes a key strategy for winning a Skill Battle match. As you play, you’ll pop Puyos and clear Lines, sending Garbage Puyos and Blocks to the other player’s board. When the Garbage falls, your opponent loses HP. If their HP hits 0, you win!!

New Features for Skill Battle

  • Character Skills: Leverage powerful character skills to change the landscape of any Skill Battle match, from recovering HP to changing the color of Puyos to erasing Lines, and more.
  • Level Up: Increase your character’s HP, MP, Attack, Defense, and Recovery by playing through the game’s Adventure mode.
  • Item Cards: Power up your team with Item Cards to improve your character stats, with exclusive offerings tied to the game’s Launch Edition.

Test Your Might Online!

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 offers fun for all types of players, including Leagues for experienced gamers and a Free Play mode for fun and casual gameplay.

Building onto Puzzle League from the previous game, three additional Leagues have been added: Tetris League, Puyo Puyo League, and Skill Battle League. These Leagues provide a competitive space where you can match your strategy and talents against other pros and see how you rank amongst the world’s best. Free Play, brought over from Puyo Puyo Tetris, lets you play at a more casual pace with any ruleset and without the pressure of rankings.

Online Features:

  • Puzzle Leagues: Looking for a challenge? Puzzle League offers you specialized platforms for high-level competition: Puzzle League (free choice of Puyo Puyo or Tetris), Tetris League, Puyo Puyo League and Skill Battle League.
  • Free Play: Fans of a more casual experience will enjoy Puyo Puyo Tetris 2’s Free Play online modes. Play with up to four players across Versus, Skill Battle, Swap, Fusion, Party and Big Bang modes, with customizable match settings. Create a room and invite your friends to play!
  • Challenge Rank: You can share and compare scores with players around the world for various Challenge Modes, including Endless Fever, Endless Puyo, Tiny Puyo, Sprint, Marathon, and Ultra. Leaderboards will let you show off your own top score and you’ll be able to take stock of the competition.

Limited Time Launch Edition

Boost your strategy and power your team in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2’s brand-new Skill Battle mode with this pack of rare Item Cards as part of the game’s limited-time Launch Edition–including 3 special cards featuring items from the Sonic the Hedgehog series!

Post-Launch Content

December 8 is just the beginning of SEGA’s plans for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. After launch, players can look forward to more game features, additional characters, and more! More information will be announced at a later date.

The Puyo Puyo Tetris Launch Edition is available for digital pre-order now for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S; and for physical pre-order now on all console platforms for $39.99.

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Time Traveling Platformer Reina & Jericho Lands on Nintendo Switch in 2021!

EDMONTON, CANADA – October 21, 2020 – Reina & Jericho, the touching metroidvania from Reclamation Games following a woman’s time bending journey to save the love of her life, will break hearts and tantalize minds on Steam for Windows PC and Nintendo Switch in Q2 2021.

Driven by revenge, love, and loss, Reina emerges from the ruins of a crumbling nation to rescue Jericho. Without power, status, or money, Reina must challenge a dangerous despot seeking to secure his reign of terror with a coveted ancient artifact that manipulates cause and effect. Jericho’s life is on the line, and Reina must fight her way through a mysterious fortress where she will face her greatest fears over and over again.

Fight for the future as Reina and Jericho’s young heroine, then double back to the past to right any wrongs. Gather new power-ups that synergize with one another to enhance Reina’s fighting ability, and unravel the traps laid out against Reina to create the perfect chain of cause and effect. Slice through enemies as Reina faces off against bosses wielding supernatural artifacts and the well-armed henchmen of a failing state.

Multiple endings leave Jericho’s fate in the player’s hands. Through Reina’s regret and rage, evaluate what paths lead to dead ends before revisiting the past to start another. Unravel the mystery of Jericho’s disappearance, learn who to trust along the way, and discover who can be saved and who must die for Jericho to be saved.

Three ways to adventure provide endless replayability as Reina and Jericho features a gripping Story Mode, a specialized Speedrun mode, and a built-in Randomizer option that scrambles rooms, items and beyond to create a unique adventure every time. An emotive soundtrack featuring touching live recordings paints the painful tale of Reina and Jericho, highlighted by stylized environments, intense gameplay, and a story that transcends time.

“Metroidvania games are among my favorites, and I’m taking my chance to add my contribution to the genre,” said Dave Wightman, Reclamation Games Founder and CEO. “Powerful stories will always be king for me, and that’s what I’m seeking to do here. We want to create an intense, action-packed platformer that never forgets its narrative and centers that element.”

Reina & Jericho will be available on Nintendo Switch and Steam for Windows PC for $19.99 in Q2 2021. It will support English language text.

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Cotton Reboot Landing on Nintendo Switch in 2021!

Stuttgart, Germany –  October 21st 2020 –  ININ Games is excited to announce news of BEEP’s side-scrolling shoot-em-up Cotton Reboot! to be released both digitally and physically on Sony PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch with a projected release date of Q1/2021 in Europe and North America.

Shoot-em-up with an adorable main character

A young witch called Nata de Cotton is hot headed, immature, overreacts and rides on a broomstick, accompanied by a fairy named Silk. Cotton is crazy about candies called “Willows”. Those candies are so good that she won’t let anything get in her way to get them. Talk about sugar cravings!

Armed with explosive fire power, a cast of cunning enemies to confront and some enchanting and beautiful graphics sees this endearing title as one that enlightens the imagination. Cotton will embark on her journey through the game’s seven amazing colourful stages with the hope that she will be rewarded at the end. As you move through a graveyard with wormed eyeballs or through a forest with trees that are part human form, eyes and mouth, hails of bullets and triple lazer fire from Cotton’s latest weapon resource that can be swapped and changed throughout as an endless onslaught of enemies fill the screen with their own arsenal of power. Avoid and maneuvering becomes as important as straight shooting.

Remaster of an iconic “cute’em’up”

Cotton Reboot is an updated, remastered version of the classic and iconic “cute’em’up” Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams with brand new features and updated visual designs. The game also features 3 game modes that include the X68000 original mode that faithfully emulates Sharp’s personal computer from the 1993 version. Arrange mode features 16:9 screens, redesigned graphics and characters. In Score attack mode the player competes for scores online within a limited time (2 minute and 5 minute mode can be selected).

Limited Edition with Special Offerings

In addition to the standard edition, along with its digital online store release, ININ Games will also publish Limited Editions of Cotton Reboot! Preorder for the Limited Editions are expected to start next month, while the preorder of the standard editions will follow soon after.

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Sports Brawler HyperBrawl Tournament is out now on Nintendo Switch!

Liverpool, United Kingdom, October 20th 2020 – Independent developer Milky Tea Studios is proud to launch its high-adrenaline arcade-style sports brawler HyperBrawl Tournament today on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Rebuilt from the ground up to leverage the power of PC and consoles, HyperBrawl Tournament is a beautiful and fast-paced PvP experience, optimised for skill-based online or local ‘party’ play.

Smash, brawl and score your way to victory in relentless, high-adrenaline, 1-4 PvP arena battles. In a combination of sports and brawling, your heroes can choose different abilities and awesome weapons to bring into the arena as they fight for control of the ball, throwing it into the opposition’s goal to score points. Outside of that, there are no rules so don’t be afraid to fight dirty. A big part of HyperBrawl Tournament’s strategy revolves around mastering the HyperCurve – which allows you to control the trajectory of each throw in real-time – the HyperForce, your ultimate offensive powers that can be used to launch your opponents out of the arena.

“With HyperBrawl Tournament we set out to create the ultimate sports brawler,” said Jonathan Holmes, Founder & Studio Director of Milky Tea. “We wanted to combine the arena-based brawling of something like Super Smash Bros. with the teamwork and ferocityof our favorite sports. The result is something entirely unique, garnering it several gongs like the GDC Best in Play Honorable Mention and the EGX Crew Choice Award. We think this console and PC version has the depth, versatility, and tactile responsiveness to make it a permanent fixture in your multiplayer game rotation.”

In the build up to launch, HyperBrawl Tournament has been a massive success in the festival circuit, where it was shortlisted as one of PAX’s top 20 indie titles of 2020, and charted in the top 4 during the Autumn Steam Festival in its category. Additionally, the HyperBrawl Tournament soundtrack by celebrated British music producer Steve Levine (The Beach Boys, Motörhead) received its own standalone release by Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Music Masterworks.

In HyperBrawl Tournament, you choose from one of three classes of heroes. There’s the Swift class, which is fast and agile, but lacks endurance; the hulking Tank class, which can take and dish out the most damage at the expense of speed; and the Core class, which represents a balance between the two.

You’ll earn a huge host of cosmetic rewards and accolades by completing challenges. These range from conquering stages in the Campaign Mode across several difficulties, to accomplishing win streaks in the online multiplayer modes.

HyperBrawl Tournament offers an unprecedent degree of depth as you assemble a team of two heroes from three classes and arm them with unique weapons to make for an entirely unique playstyle. With 12 heroes to choose from and eight cosmic weapons to equip, there are over 4,000 unique ways to customize your characters. Play against the AI in the fully fleshed out single-player campaign, or face off against up to three other players in the quickmatch Arcade mode or the more competitive online Blitz mode, complete with its own global leaderboards.

HyperBrawl Tournament is out now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Apple Arcade.

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