Archive for May, 2018

Mushroom Wars 2 Readies Its Caps for a July 5th Release on Nintendo Switch!

May 31th, 2018 – No longer relegated to the likes of cream soups and vegetarian meat substitutes, these Mushrooms are geared up for mortal combat! Mushroom Wars 2, the sequel to the hit, real-time strategy game from Zillion Whales, is heading to the Nintendo Switch on July 5th, 2018!

Mushroom Wars 2 is the first true real-time strategy experience available for the portable gaming console, and its short, fast-paced matches are perfect for gaming on the go. Players can lounge outside in the springtime air while simultaneously conquering over 90 multiplayer maps with the Switch’s portable capability. Mushroom Wars 2 is cross-platform compatible with the previously released versions; With over 1.8 million players worldwide, easy match-ups are but a button press away!

To celebrate the launch on Switch, Zillion Whales has put together a battle-inspiring new trailer starring a stalwart, fungi commander-in-arms, sure to motivate troops to pick up their arms (and in this case, consoles)!

Key Features

  • Short-session RTS battles with thousands of Mushroom troops
  • Wild cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes for up to 4 players, including 2v2
  • Story-driven single-player campaign complete with boss battles
  • Fierce hero characters who can turn the tide of battle with special skills
  • A large variety of map configurations and modifiers to keep aspiring Commanders on their toes
  • Built-in leagues, ranked matches, replay feature, and spectator mode make it easy to enter the competitive scene

About Mushroom Wars 2

Sequel to one of the hit RTS games of the last generation, Mushroom Wars 2 builds upon its predecessor by introducing hero characters, reimagined single-player campaigns, even wilder co-op and competitive multiplayer, as well as a visual overhaul―all while preserving the core gameplay mechanics that made the original Mushroom Wars so enjoyable.

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Just Shapes & Beats is out now on Nintendo Switch!

May 31, 2018 – Five years in the making, Berzerk Studio has finally done it! The game is now available on the NA eShop and Steam on May 31st for $19.99 USD / £15.49 GBP / €16,79 EUR / 22.79$ CAD.

Unfortunately, Just Shapes & Beats will release on the EU and JP eShop a little later, on June 11th for everyone looking for a game to play while watching those long E3 conferences.

Just Shapes & Beats is a chaotic co-op musical bullet-hell based on three simple things: avoid Shapes, move to the kick-ass Beats, and die, repeatedly.

It’s a new spin on the SHMUP genre, adding a layer of cooperation that’s at the core of the game: because everything is better with friends. Play alone or with up to four players, local or online, through the game’s Story Mode or Challenge Runs.

You like music? SO. DO. WE. That’s why we have 35 hand crafted stages with licensed tracks from over 20 chiptune and EDM artists.

Multiplayer Mode

Gather up your squad and play up to 4 player co-op, drop-in drop-out, either all on your couch for a house party, or an online party!

Don’t have/like your friends? Make new friends by playing a few quick online challenge runs. Let us pick your new buds for the next hours; strangers are just friends you haven’t met yet.

Story Mode

The Story mode helps you learn the ropes with more accessible tracks and an optional casual gameplay mode. When you think you’re ready, Challenge Runs is where you get to prove yourself: get judged on your skills by playing through randomly picked tracks.

Need some kind of training montage to get better? Rip your sleeves off and practice the tracks you’re struggling to master in the Playlist.

Party Mode

Let the game play in Party Mode and light up your social gatherings, + you can even have people playing those cool party stages while the music plays if they’re into that, because WE’VE THOUGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING. So yeah, go ahead and throw the most epic party of your life thanks to us–you’re welcome.

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Lightwood Games Release Giant Puzzles 2 DLC For Pic-a-Pix Deluxe on Nintendo Switch!

This pack contains 30 new puzzles in the largest sizes: 30×20 and 35×25.

Giant Puzzles 2 was previously available as DLC for the Wii U version of the game, but players who previously enjoyed the game on Nintendo 3DS will not have had chance to play these puzzles before – they were just too large to fit on screen on 3DS!

The pack is priced USD $2.99 or GBP £2.99.

We have seen quite a bit of interest for more of these larger puzzles on Nintendo Switch, so we are hoping to include more Giant packs as we continue to support this game with new monthly DLC.

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Soccer Slammers Ready To Score June 14th On Nintendo Switch!

Battle Princess Madelyn – New Gameplay Video!

Causal Bit Games pleased to reveal a eagerly awaited insight into the gameplay action of the first level of Battle Princess Madelyn!

We trust that the wait has been worth it!

Battle Princess Madelyn will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation®4, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U and PC.

About Causal Bit Games
Causal Bit Games is an independent developer based in Canada. Owner and Creative Director, Christopher Obritsch is a young, retired professional graphic designer and creative director and long-time hobbyist-turned-indie game dev. His partner in crime, Daven Bigelow, is the coding brains of the operation and works on hitch hiking robots in his spare time! Last but not least, we have the keeper of the cheese, Angelina Obritsch who is in charge of the finances, as well as hiring.

About Hound Picked Games
Brought to you by the award winning team at PR Hound – Hound Picked Games is launching soon, specialising in, teaming up with, and co-publishing the quintessential indie game releases.

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Yomawari: The Long Night Collection To Appear On Nintendo Switch Late October!

Get ready for a double-dose of survival horror with Yomawari: The Long Night Collection! Combining the scares and frights of Yomawari: Night Alone and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows, this cute-and-scary collection can now tag along with you wherever you decide to explore. But be warned, the dark is no place to be alone…

Check out the Announcement Trailer now. Yomawari: The Long Night Collection launches on Nintendo Switch October 30 in North America and October 26 in Europe.

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New Pokémon Experiences Announced for Nintendo Switch!

Last night, Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, GAME FREAK and Niantic announced several fun new Pokémon experiences coming to the Nintendo Switch system in 2018, including one that is available right now!

The entire video presentation can be viewed here, but below is a summary of key announcements:

  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!: Taking place in the diverse and vibrant Kanto region, this new pair of games is packed with adventure for Pokémon Trainers of all ages. In the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!games, you will partner up with either Pikachu or Eevee and embark on an exciting adventure where you’ll catch and battle Pokémon, meet other Trainers and discover the region of Kanto. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 16, 2018.
  • Poké Ball Plus: This controller was specially designed by Nintendo to enhance the gameplay experience for aspiring Pokémon Trainers by replicating the look and feel of an actual Poké Ball. Poké Ball Plus allows players to control their journey in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, combining motion controls, a pressable Control Stick and Top Button to create a truly immersive Pokémon adventure. In addition to motion controls, Poké Ball Plus also lights up with a variety of colours, vibrates and plays sounds. Players can even send one Pokémon at a time from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! to Poké Ball Plus and bring it along for a stroll in the real world. Poké Ball Plus is also compatible with the Pokémon GO app*, providing the same functionality as Pokémon GO Plus. Poké Ball Plus will launch alongside Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on Nov. 16, 2018.
  • Connect to Pokémon GO*: By wirelessly connecting Pokémon GO to Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, players can transfer Kanto region Pokémon into the Nintendo Switch games.
  • Catch and Battle with a Friend: Play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! cooperatively anytime, anywhere on one system. Each player can use a single Joy-Con controller or Poké Ball Plus (sold separately) to catch and battle together.
  • Pokémon Quest: Set off on an adventure in the Pokémon Quest game. Venture out with your Pokémon buddies on expeditions across Tumblecube Island in search of loot in this free-to-start action-adventure game for the Nintendo Switch system. Modify your Pokémon buddies with discovered Power Stones to make your expedition team. With a cube-shaped art style, Pokémon Quest is unlike any Pokémon game you’ve seen before. The simple gameplay makes it easy to hop into expeditions and start exploring Tumblecube Island with the help of your Pokémon buddies. Afterward, head back to your base camp where you can use the loot you found during your adventure to befriend more Pokémon. Attract various Kanto Region Pokémon to your base camp by cooking up dishes made with collected ingredients. You can even decorate your base camp with fun items that provide helpful bonuses that make your expeditions more beneficial.

In addition to all of this exciting content, it was announced that GAME FREAK is simultaneously developing another core RPG entry in the Pokémon series, slated to be released for Nintendo Switch in late 2019.

For more information about all these experiences and more, visit https://www.pokemon.com.

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Robonauts and Astro Bears Party currently 80% off on the Switch eShop!

We are sharing this short video to all Switchers to inform about the temporary -80% discount on our games Robonauts and Astro Bears Party.

This special offer is available on the Nintendo Switch eShop:
– in North America from May 25 to June 14
– in Europe from June 03 to July 01

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Ikaruga Takes To The Skies Today On Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, May 29, 2018 — Nicalis, Inc. has announced the official release of Ikaruga, available digitally worldwide on Nintendo Switch starting today. This legendary and critically acclaimed vertical shooter from renowned Japanese game developer Treasure offers something special for both nostalgic fans and modern players.

The gameplay in Ikaruga is centered around the ship’s polarity-switching mechanic, which lets players toggle between two energy polarities (black or white) at any time with the touch of a button. Bullets that are the same color as the ship can be absorbed, while the opposite color will do damage. As the amount of absorbed bullets increases, so does the player’s homing laser attack which can deal huge damage to enemy ships.

Ikaruga on Nintendo Switch features both single-player and two-player (local) cooperative modes, as well as global leaderboards that can be accessed online for tracking high scores. The game can be enjoyed in the traditional horizontal mode on Nintendo Switch, or flipped vertically for arcade-style “TATE” mode action.

Ikaruga for Nintendo Switch is rated “E10+” by the ESRB and is available now at the Nintendo eShop for $14.99 MSRP.

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Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory Arrives Today on Nintendo Switch with Exclusive Content!

Fallen Legion: Rise To Glory for Nintendo Switch launches today! Embark on a your journey with Legatus Laendur or Princess Cecille, and meet a brand new cast of new characters exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Enjoy the following features that have been added into the Nintendo Switch release:

  • Play both Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire and Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion on the same game card
  • Recruit characters from one saga to play in the other
  • 5 new playable characters
  • New story branches and 16 new levels
  • Intimidating new boss fights
  • Improved battle options with the addition of Manual Link attacks
  • Remixed battles in both New Game+ and the maddeningly difficult One Life Mode
  • Includes both English and Japanese audio options

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