The Smurfs 2 – The Prisoner of the Green Stone is Now Out in Retail!

Paris, December 1st, 2023 – Publisher Microids and IMPS are pleased to confirm the retail version of the 3D adventure/platform game, The Smurfs 2 – The Prisoner of the Green Stone is now available in North America for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

About The Smurfs 2: The Prisoner of the Green Stone

Handy Smurf has created a revolutionary invention: SmurfoMix! However, it’s missing a key ingredient, the Green Stone, which lays in the greedy clutches of Gargamel.

He sets off on a mission to retrieve the famous Green Stone, a key ingredient that would greatly help him  improve his invention, from Gargamel’s laboratory. But a fatal misstep causes it to explode, its fragments scattering throughout the Cursed Land. In addition to unleashing into the wild its incredible powers to copy and decompose matter, the Green Stone has set free the evil Stolas, a new order bent on creating a reign of terror.

A crack team of 4 Smurfs must then adventure to save the Cursed Land from the mighty Stolas! Well equipped, the Smurfs can count on the SmurfoMix and an unexpected ally… Gargamel himself!

Key features:

  • Meet the team of 4 iconic Smurfs: Handy, Brainy, Dimwitty, and Storm.
  • An accessible and intuitive gameplay that will delight both Smurf fans and action/platforming fans.
  • Enjoy dynamic gameplay with exploration, platforming, and even more intense combat thanks to the SmurfoMix!
  • For the first time in a video game, collaborate with Gargamel! Use his teleporters to travel through the Cursed Land and discover 3 brand new unexplored regions.
  • Collect various resources to improve the Smurfomix throughout your adventure!
  • Embark on the adventure with a friend or family partner in co-op mode.
  • new story which respects the franchise, set in a beautiful, well-crafted colorful universe!

Developed by OSome Studio, The Smurfs 2 – The Prisoner of the Green Stone is an all-new story available digitally since November 2nd on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. The retail edition for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch is now available in North America.

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SteamWorld Build Out Now On Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – December 1st, 2023 – Thunderful and The Station are thrilled to announce that  SteamWorld Build is out now on PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch at a price of €/$26.99 thanks to a 10% launch discount and available on Xbox Game Pass. On top of the launch discount, if fans already own everything in the franchise they will get an additional 22% discount of the deluxe edition and will only pay €/$28.79 for SteamWorld Build and the OST. Fans of SteamWorld games can now get their hands on extra discounts on Steam in a new SteamWorld Complete Bundle where the discount grows depending on how many games are already owned.

Welding the city-building genre to Dungeon Keeper-like underground mining and oiling the cogs with that unique SteamWorld secret sauce, SteamWorld Build offers a never before seen take on the city-builder genre from developer The Station. The soundtrack for SteamWorld Build is also now available via Steam, Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal through Distrokid.

As the architect of a SteamWorld mining town, break ground and raise houses for your steambot citizens, keep them fed and provide some rootin’-tootin’ entertainment. Venture into the abandoned mine sitting under your town, rumoured to be filled with ancient tech that holds the key to escaping impending doom. Using the natural resources above ground and the abundant ores buried below, expand your town, stimulate new residential tiers to join the quest to dig deeper, unearth untold riches and ultimately help them to hightail it off the planet!

SteamWorld Build has been developed for PC and console simultaneously to ensure that every aspect of the game works just as well with a controller in hand as it does with mouse and keyboard, bringing a traditionally PC-centric genre to console without compromise. In SteamWorld tradition, it’s a fantastic way in for newcomers to city builders, regardless of what platform they are on, while also offering a new twist on the genre that gives experienced players a refreshing new challenge infused with that patented SteamWorld charm.

“We are delighted to see SteamWorld Build receive such love from media in their reviews of the game and we’re very excited PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch players can now experience the game for themselves,” said SteamWorld Universe and Franchise Director, Brjánn Sigurgeirsson. “We’re looking forward to being able to share more about the future plans for SteamWorld Build and the series as a whole!”

“We always placed a lot of pressure on ourselves when it came to meeting the high standards the series has set and making sure we get that all-important SteamWorld-feel right when it comes to SteamWorld Build,” said Adam Vassee, producer at The Station. “Seeing the reception that game has been getting is really humbling in terms of showing that we delivered on that and I’m so happy that players can have fun building now that the game is finally out!”

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Orten Was The Case is now available on Nintendo Switch!

Stockholm, Sweden November 29th 2023 – Orten Was the Case, the most indie video game of the year is now available on PC (Steam and Epic), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. Developed with love and passion over the last decade by Oskar Thuresson, the unique looking adventure takes you on a journey like no other! This lore driven single player detective/puzzle/adventure game set in a fictional mid 90’s Swedish metropolis suburb transcends the time loop concept to blow your mind!

Control Ziggy, a simple guy in his early teens with no high-flying ambitions whatsoever. He wakes up after a blackout seemingly clueless of what has happened, only to discover he’s now stuck in a time loop. Discover the mysteries of this very particular neighborhood inspired by the developer’s home town! What did the miners uncover in the Gravel Pit 60 years ago? What is the Midnight Council? Why are you stuck in a time loop and how can you break free?

Make your way down the deepest caves and tunnels below Orten where answers and more await…

A mind bending time loop mechanic

Happenings and events unfold dynamically as time passes by. NPCs living their life and doing what they do, each loop is the same. Unless you can change the outcome of things.. Solve puzzles, find hidden passages, collect clues and talk to the inhabitants of Orten. Someone, or something must have the answers needed to break free from the loop and it’s up to you to figure it all out!

About Orten Was The Case

Get ready to step into the (non-existent) shoes of Ziggy – an unexpected hero from a fictional Swedish neighborhood. Together, you’ll take on the daunting task of foiling a sinister scheme that could potentially devastate the entire world.

  • Stuck in a Time Loop – Ziggy wakes up one day with a strange mark on his hand, clueless about what happened the night before. After a couple of minutes lost amongst the familiar streets of his suburb, Orten, an explosion brings him back exactly where he woke up moments before… He’s stuck in a time loop.
  • Not everything is What it Seems – With no shoes or recollection of the past, Ziggy goes on a mission to discover what the hell is going on and how to avoid the destruction of his city. This won’t be easy though, cause the more he snoops in the wrong places, the more he learns that his hometown has a lot of secrets hidden. His weird neighbors become weirder, and he can only rely on his friends, and on his highly reliable brain.
  • Knowledge is Power – If the day repeats over and over, then how can one progress? That’s the catch: Knowledge is your key to progress in Orten. Each loop you go through, you will learn something new that will let you progress the story further. With this time loop mechanic, you’ll retain clues, notes, and timeline events, eventually knowing how you can change the future in just 12 minutes on a casual Sunday.
  • A Beautiful and unique Art-Style – Orten Was The Case offers a fully hand-painted art-style and a 2,5 D design. Walking around the town feels like evolving in a painting, a very stunning and curious one that is!

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The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered Announced For Nintendo Switch!

The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and Steam on March 22, 2024!

Discover the story of a lost land in The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered!

Experience classic RPG combat with a twist!

Battle enthusiasts will enjoy the combat innovations as victory relies on overcoming the odds in a multi-layered battle system! Use formations and stances to assign flexible combat roles instead of fixed classes!

Mastering these new features will provide an upper hand on the battlefield!

Watch the Gameplay Trailer for a closer look into an adventure that is one-of-a-kind!

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New Wholesome Adventure Fireside Announced For Nintendo Switch!

Vilnius, Lithuania – November 28, 2023 – Indie games publisher Nordcurrent Labs, in collaboration with developer Emergo Entertainment, are delighted to unveil their upcoming game Fireside. This mesmerizing narrative adventure beckons players to embark a non-combative journey through the great outdoors, set to kindle warmth in hearts on both PC and Nintendo Switch in 2024.

In Fireside, immerse yourself in a magical world, where the captivating narrative unfolds through a whimsical hiking adventure. As players traverse the enchanting landscapes, they will encounter a diverse cast of fellow travelers during nightly campfires. These cozy evenings at the crackling Fireside serve as the main point for nonviolent gameplay, featuring trading, cooking, and dialogue choices that generate “soul energy” – a magical currency for upgrading the player’s home. These gatherings form the heart of Fireside’s enchantment, fostering a profound sense of fellowship and connection between characters.

For a glimpse into the captivating story that Fireside promises to tell, we invite you to check out the official trailer. This teaser not only offers a sneak peek into the rich, hand-drawn visuals but also provides a preview of the cozy atmosphere, non-violent gameplay and emotionally resonant stories that awaits players in this captivating adventure.

“Fireside is a wholesome adventure that tries to capture the essence of camaraderie and friendship,” shared Paul Redetzky, CEO at Emergo Entertainment. “From the hand-drawn art style to the soothing melodies that accompany players on their non-combative journey, Fireside is more than just a game; it’s a tranquil escape into a world of compassion and empathy. We’re confident that Fireside will charm fans of the genre and anyone who appreciates wholesome and heartwarming titles.”

“We were instantly drawn to Fireside’s hand-drawn art style and evocative, wistful soundtrack,” said Andrius Mackevičius, Head of Publishing at Nordcurrent Labs. “Ever since we met the team at Emergo Entertainment we had no doubt that Fireside will strongly appeal to fans of the genre as well as everyone who likes cute and cozy titles.”

Fireside Features:

  • Campfire Conversations: Gather around the campfire with friends and engage in meaningful, heartwarming or whimsical conversations.

  • Trade and Barter System: Each character has their own wants and needs. Collect various items and trade with other travelers.

  • Cooking: Explore 50+ recipes to cook at the campfire. Cook the items fellow travelers desire and trade with them.

  • Home Building and Improvement: Collect materials and soul energy to enhance your home base. Invite friends to visit, turning your space into a hub for shared experiences.

  • Helping Hand Philosophy: Emphasizes compassion and empathy. Non-violent interactions contribute to the well-being of others.

  • Tranquil Ambiance: Fireside provides a calming atmosphere for a break from everyday life. Enjoy nature sounds, campfire crackles, and soothing music for a peaceful experience.

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Ratalaika Games’ Frantic Action Shooter, Evil Diary, is Out For Nintendo Switch!

Evil Diary takes place in an alternate 1997 where three years ago aliens attacked the planet, reducing New York City to ruins. People and animals were transformed into hideous, bloodthirsty creatures.

Players assume the role of Eve and fight their way through evil and grotesque hordes, whilst trying to survive long enough to find sanctuary in the safe zone.

Features & Facts

  • The game takes 1-2 hours to complete and is fully linear in progression
  • 32 Combat Levels
  • Heavy metal music
  • Monsters galore
  • Stylish pixel art
  • Grotesque enemy designs and intricate details in the levels
  • Compelling Story
  • Two additional character skins to unlock

Evil Diary is an epic dark top-down action shooter not to be overlooked! One woman’s journey as she faces off against hordes of mutated monsters trying to reach safety in a post-apocalyptic, ruined New York.

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Irem Collection Volume 1 Has Arrived For Nintendo Switch!

Berlin, Germany – November 21, 2023 – Drumroll, please! ININ, Tozai Games, Irem and Strictly Limited Games are proud to announce that the Irem Collection Volume 1 featuring the iconic classics Image Fight, Image Fight II and X Multiply – is out today! Brace yourself for the ultimate challenge because these shooters are here to put your skills to the test! We’re talking about the toughest shmups that have ever existed!

So, are you up for a heart-pounding, adrenaline-fueled adventure? Dive into the digital editions of this excellent shooter trio right now on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5 for only €24,99! PlayStation 4 and Xbox versions are also coming later this year, keep your eyes peeled for these updates! That’s not all: Strictly Limited Games is bringing the heat with exclusive physical editions! For all the juicy details on those, keep reading till the end.

Irem’s legacy

Let us take a moment to appreciate the gaming legends behind the Irem collection. Irem was a true pioneer in the golden era of Japanese gaming, and yet they’ve remained largely under the radar. Why, you ask? It’s because they’ve designed games that are geared towards a very niche audience: hardcore gamers who look for the ultimate test of their skills. Irem cranked up the difficulty to insane levels, pushing players’ reaction speed and quick thinking to the limit.

In this incredible Volume, you’ll be tasked with surviving epic dogfights in “Image Fight,” battling your way through intense scrolling battlefields in “Image Fight 2,” and obliterating alien parasites in the heart-pounding frenzy of “X-Multiply.” The stakes are high, the challenges are brutal, and the rewards are high!

Image Fight

In the future, Aliens have destroyed bases on the moon and begun an offensive against other military space areas. To combat this threat, humankind has built a spaceship called the “OF-1 Daedalus” that is meant to destroy the Alien invasion. Each pilot goes through a rigorous training process before officially boarding the OF-1 Daedalus to defeat the invaders and earn eternal glory.

Image Fight 2

The game introduces new alien invaders who return after three years of peace, making the sequel even more challenging. Become pilot Show in the new OF-3 Garuda spaceship and fight off alien invaders to save the world. This sequel promises improved animations, detailed lore (learn more about pilot Show and his family), new visual scenes, and a timeless soundtrack by Takashi Hiyamuta and Hiroshi Kimura.


In the year 2249, a mysterious disease devastated the human population of the planet Stan. Scientists discovered that alien parasites had taken over people’s bodies, so they created microfighters to battle this biological warfare and save humankind. In this game, you control a miniature ship in a body that gets infected by alien parasites and utilizes tentacles as both a weapon and a shield to destroy the parasites before they can annihilate the host’s body.

And that’s not all! For all the games, we have included Online Leaderboards and global Rankings. If you are looking for a real challenge, this is your call!

Strictly Limited Games, in collaboration with ININ, Tozai and Irem, is bringing to life physical editions and exclusive and highly limited boxed editions of the Irem Collection Volume 1. These collector’s items will be exclusively available through Strictly Limited Games.

Strictly Limited Games is giving Irem Collection Volume 1 the boxed legacy it deserves, with two unique limited editions available for pre-order exclusively via the Strictly Limited Games online shop.

The Limited Edition is limited to a maximum of 4,000 copies for Nintendo Switch, 1,500 for PlayStation 4, and 1,500 for PlayStation 5 at a price of 34,99 €, including a colorful game manual.

The Collector’s Edition is limited to a maximum of 2000 copies for Nintendo Switch, 999 for PlayStation 4, and 999 for PlayStation 5 for 89,99 €, including lots of additional collectibles:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5
  • Collector’s Edition Box
  • Colorful Game Manual
  • Original Soundtrack
  • Visual Compendium
  • Collectors Coin
  • Marquee Stickers
  • Reversible Poster
  • DIY Game Packaging Reproduction
  • Arcade/Game Flyer Reprints

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Turn-Based Metroidvania Worldless Available on Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden – November 21st, 2023 – ThunderfulCoatsink and Noname Studios are pleased to announce that following the launch on PC on November 20th, their atmospheric 2D adventure, Worldless, is out today on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch. Worldless delivers a mix of metroidvania platforming, turn-based action combat and RPG-style upgrades.

Worldless’ combat system requires the strategy typically associated with turn-based systems, but adds an element of real-time action thanks to timing-based elements that you need to master to be successful when defending and combining attacks. An intricate skill tree adds new layers to combat encounters, as well as opening up new avenues for you to explore.

Worldless is set in a newborn universe based on entities trapped in an eternal conflict by the polarising nature of their attractions. These interactions can result in an exchange of their polarities, but this process is very unstable, and who knows what new results can come from it…

Bask in an atmospheric, unforgettable setting with an inspiring score and connect to the deeper meanings of Worldless. Explore intricate areas filled with secrets, using finesse and fluid action to uncover them as you absorb enemies and upgrade to unlock new possibilities.

On the launch David Sanchez, Studio Director at Noname Studios said: “We’re so excited that the launch day is finally here! We’re looking forward to seeing what people think about the game and its unique visuals and combat system. We’re especially looking forward to seeing the reactions to the unknown enemies, bosses and secrets!”

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Evil Diary Begins Nov 24th on Nintendo Switch!

Indie publisher Ratalaika Games is excited to announce the forthcoming release, on 24th November 2023, of Evil Diary, a 2D action shoot ‘em up, where the player must face off against dozens of grotesque enemies and survive. Releasing on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series, X|S and Nintendo Switch at a remarkably low price-point.

Setting the Scene – Pure and simple!

Evil Diary takes place in an alternate 1997 where, three years ago, aliens attacked the planet, reducing New York City to ruins. People and animals were transformed into hideous, bloodthirsty creatures. The player takes control of Eve, one of the few survivors, who is determined to escape the city and seek refuge at a secure zone outside, as she travels, battling the monsters and trying to survive.

It’s up to you!

Eve is a normal young woman who’s been through extraordinary circumstances. She’s now alone, a survivor and is ready to fight for her life. Armed with a trusty handgun and a laser sword that she looted from the body of an alien, she will stop at nothing to reach the secure zone. After every level, Eve writes in her diary, giving the player a more intimate view of her thoughts.

Are you ready?

The game takes place over the course of eight days and the player guides Eve through a multitude of locations, including a dark forest, streets of New York, an abandoned train station, inside rundown derelict and on top of trains, sewers, a dilapidated mansion, an industrial elevator, until finally riding a motorcycle to safety! Eve’s journey is a solitary one, she doesn’t encounter any other characters besides the monsters.

Ever changing challenges

Unabated action is the menu set. There are different types of levels, ones where you have to kill a certain number of monsters to progress, ones where you have to survive against monsters until a timer runs out, and finally for the last couple of levels, you ride a motorcycle as you shoot down motorcycle-riding enemies.

Go For It Eve!

The player must first clear a monster-infested forest, survive through hordes of enemies in the streets of New York and find an abandoned train station in order to get to the secure zone.

Features & Facts

  • The game takes 1-2 hours to complete and is fully linear in progression
  • 32 Combat Levels
  • Heavy metal music
  • Monsters galore
  • Stylish pixel art
  • Grotesque enemy designs and intricate details in the levels
  • Compelling Story
  • Two additional character skins to unlock

Evil Diary is an epic dark top-down action shooter not to be overlooked! One woman’s journey as she faces off against hordes of mutated monsters trying to reach safety in a post-apocalyptic, ruined New York.

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ASTLIBRA Revision Has Arrived on Nintendo Switch!

November 16th, 2023: Today sees the release of Whisper Games and KEIZO’s action-RPG ASTLIBRA Revision on Nintendo Switch. Having previously released on Steam to great acclaim, Switch owners can now get their hands on this true epic of a title.

Solo Japan developer, KEIZO, developed ASTLIBRA Revision over an incredible 15 years, making this incredible game – it truly is a labor of love! With magnificent hand-drawn enemies to combat, 60-90 hours of play, hundreds of items to customize your character!

Explore Unfamiliar and Meticulously Crafted Worlds

Take on the role of the hero, and his bird companion, Karon, and traverse a world that’s equally brutal as it is beautiful. The story is captivating and emotional, taking players on a real rollercoaster of a journey of discovery of what happened to his childhood friend… and why.


  • Estimated play time around 60 hours
  • Shopping, exploration, long story written in chapter format, battle with huge bosses, rare equipment
  • Various reinforcement elements, exhilarating and highly flexible combat, item synthesis, etc.
  • Over 230 types of equipment, over 300 types of items, over 60 types of techniques, and over 100 types of unique effects

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