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Swap This – Switch Game Footage!

Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Heavy Burger – Switch Game Footage!

Toki Gameplay Trailer and Release Date Revealed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zKFBoj4_AA

Paris, October 29th 2018 – Toki is set to make its comeback on the Nintendo Switch this December 4th. Initially released in 1989 on arcade, this cult 2D action platformer seduced a whole generation of players with its challenging difficulty. The remake of this arcade classic has been completely redrawn and re-orchestrated by Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane, the architects behind the original Amiga conversion of the game back in the 1990’s.

Toki’s story:

Toki the warrior lived peacefully in the jungle with his sweetheart Miho. Appearing out of nowhere, the terrifying voodoo sorcerer Vookimedlo and heinous demon Bashtar kidnap Miho and turn the poor Toki into a chimpanzee! Unfortunately for his sweetheart, he has become a hairy, lethargic ape…

The former warrior must get used to his new form and, deprived of his traditional weapons, use his powerful jaw to spit strange projectiles at his enemies. During his adventure, Toki will find objects that will help him complete his quest, from a football helmet to a pair of flippers and snorkel.

The physical Retrollector edition will also be available on December 4th and will include:

  • The boxed version of the Toki game

  • A mini arcade machine stand for your Nintendo Switch™!

  • An exclusive 16-page Toki comic book, with an original story illustrated by Philippe Dessoly

  • 2 prints

  • 1 sticker sheet

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Two Tribes answers your “Swap This!” questions.

With Swap This! popping up in the Nintendo Switch eShop this Friday, we keep hearing some of the same questions. So we asked them all to Two Tribes creative director Collin van Ginkel.

Q: Why did you develop Swap This!?
A: We wanted to make matching games exciting again! When we started development, 7 years ago now, the genre was all about simple repetitive tasks and being rewarded with fancy animations. This is actually still the case… With Swap This! we wanted to create something more skill-based, requiring fast reflexes and tactical thinking. You still start by matching colors, but once you get the hang of it you’ll juggle multiple chain reactions in real time while deploying power-ups strategically. It all stems from the fact that you can swap any cube on screen whenever you want, opening up a sea of possibilities.

Q: You call Swap This! ‘arcade-style’, why?
A: We feel it this phrase captures the game’s spirit quite well. You need skill to play, it’s lightning fast, and you even have to beat giant enemy fish! Oh, and it costs only a few quarters… 😉

Q: Swap This! came out 7 years ago, but not really. What happened?
A: It’s a long story that we can’t dive into too deeply. We ended up doing a very small-scale release on mobile, then pulling the game just a few weeks later.  Let’s say we were not happy with how the game’s release was handled, and we felt it didn’t get a fair chance.

After that it lingered in the Two Tribes treasure chest for a long time. We even tried to convert the game to a free-to-play model, but failed because the game is about real skill, not about buying your way to victory.

Q: Why bring it to Nintendo Switch now?
A: We’ve toyed before with the idea of releasing an updated version of Swap This!, but now the Switch offers us the perfect opportunity. It has a responsive touch screen, which is the best way to play this game, and a lot of Switch players are looking for skill-based challenges we feel. Additionally, there aren’t many matching games on Switch in the first place, so we felt the time was right!

Q: When, and how much?
A: It comes out on Friday November 2nd for just 1.19 $/€. You can pre-order it in the eShop today!

Q: Can the game be played in TV Mode?
A: Definitely! We made sure to include a gyroscope-based pointer mode, which works surprisingly well. But the best way to play for sure is on the touch screen in Handheld Mode, where the game responds instantly to your input!

Q: What’s going on with all the fish and the ice cubes in this game?
A: We created an original underwater universe for Swap This!, with innocent tiny fish assaulted by violent mega fish as well as ice cubes from alien refrigerators. You swap ice cubes that have encapsulated fish, to break the cubes and set the fish free. Makes sense, right?

Q: Why did you choose the aquatic theme of oceans, beaches and fish, as well as the colorful graphics?
A: We wanted to convey accessibility, as anyone can pick up and play a matching game, but we also wanted to convey freshness. Because Swap This!brings something new and unexpected to the genre.

Q: Can you explain what the 4 game modes are all about?
A: Sure! Minute Match challenges you to get better and score more points within a 2 minute time limit. Wave Mode just keeps on rolling. Fish Fight has you beating giant enemy fish by breaking the ice in time. And Puzzle offers 45 brain-teasing ice-cube conundrums to solve.

Q: Finally: hey Two Tribes, we thought you were done making games?!
A: Well, we announced in 2016 that we wouldn’t develop any new projects after our sci-fi action game RIVE. This is still the case. But we also promised back then that we’d still support our existing games and fans, which is why we’ve been releasing titles from our back catalog on Nintendo Switch: RIVEToki Tori 2+Toki Tori and now Swap This! Each one of these releases is the best version of that respective game, and each one feels quite at home on Switch.

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911 Operator Is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Warsaw—October 26, 2018—SONKA today announced that the popular emergency response strategy sim 911 Operator is available now on the Nintendo Switch. Specifically redesigned to optimize play on the Switch, 911 Operator features scenarios in over 900 cities worldwide, with real layouts and infrastructure, and also includes the DLC pack First Response. Launching alongside the base game are two additional expansion packs, Special Resources and Every Life Matters, which add new items, events, conversations, and more adrenaline-pumping content. 911 Operator is priced at $14.99, with DLC packs priced at $3.99 and $5.99, respectively. A bundle containing all three is available for $22.

In this high pressure emergency response sim, players assume the role of a 911 dispatcher who must rapidly deal with incoming reports. Your task is not just to pick up the calls, but also to react appropriately to the situation: sometimes giving first aid instructions is enough, at other times a police, fire department or paramedic intervention is necessary. The person on the other end of the line may be a dying daughter’s father, an unpredictable terrorist, or just a prankster.

911 Operator lets you put your patience and management skills to the test, whether you’re eager to save lives on the go or want to give out orders from the comfort of your couch with a Pro Controller. The Free Play mode lets you choose a city to play with real streets, addresses and the emergency infrastructure, or attempt the Career mode, which contains six cities with unique events, including surviving an earthquake in San Francisco and saving Washington, D.C. from bomb attacks. Deploy emergency response teams from the police, fire department and paramedic units at your disposal, such as a variety of vehicles from common ambulances to police helicopters, essential equipment like bulletproof vests, first aid kits and technical tools, and specialists with specific abilities.

Key features of the game include:
  • The opportunity to play in over 900 cities worldwide!
  • Expansive Career mode, featuring unique calls and events
  • Switch-exclusive World Map feature optimized for console gameplay
  • More than 140 types of reports to encounter
  • 12 types of emergency response vehicles, including helicopters, police cars or motorcycles
  • Real first aid instructions

The Every Life Matters and Special Resources expansion packs add even more challenges to the game, with new equipment, game mechanics and situations. In Every Life Matters, operators are tasked with containing riots in Boston and keeping the Miami summer festival under control in Campaign mode, or dealing with events in Free Game mode. Use the new reinforcements function to summon new units and take advantage of two new vehicles and pieces of equipment designed especially for these events.

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Half the price, all the fun – Monster Loves You is 50% off this Halloween!

The loveable monsters in Monster Loves You!, are going on sale just in time for spooky Halloween fun! From October 25th until November 1st, Monster Loves You! will be 50% off on Nintendo Switch in North America!  Sales in other regions are planned for later this year.

The hit game, which couples a gorgeous art style with witty writing into an engaging, interactive story, is out now on Nintendo Switch! Brought to you by Radial Games and Dejobaan Games, Monster loves you! let’s players mold their monsters into cuddly buddies… or the kind that pull tricks instead of giving out treats on Halloween.

About Monster loves you!

As a Monster of the village of Omen, your favorite snack is the fingers of small children and you chance to pop up in the most interesting places! What do you do when three angry bears discover a young child in their cabin? Or when you spy a wolf hunting down that woman with the red cloak?

As a Monsterling, your choices are simple ones. Do you chase those poor little mice (+1 Ferocity) or protect them from the dogs (+1 Kindness)? Do you come clean about that fungus your friends ate (+1 Honesty) or cover for them (+1 Bravery)? As a young monster, your choices determine your personality.

But all youngins must grow up. Monsters and Humans have been at odds for centuries, and there are Human villages on the other side of the enchanted woods. When Human children get lost in those dark and winding thickets, do you terrorize them for fun (+1 Ferocity)? Do you help return them to Human civilization to prove that not all Monsters are to be feared and hated (+1 Kindness)? Or do you fatten them up for Human foie gras? All this, to the backdrop of increasing tensions between Monsters and Humankind.

Key features:

  • Touch and Joy-Con support.
  • Balance Bravery, Cleverness, Ferocity, Honesty, Kindness, and Respect to wield political power.
  • Over 900 choices to make. Devour Little Red Riding Hood. Gobble up Hansel and Gretel. Eat the Three Little Pigs. Each choice you make will determine the monster you become!
  • Encounter different adventures each time you play, with over a dozen possible endings. Bonus: Become a Neurosurgeon without having to attend medical school. That’s value!

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MissX Available November 15 as DLC in SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy!

Entering the fray in SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy as our newest downloadable character is the one and only MissX! See her in action in her announcement trailer! Don’t let the uniform mislead you; with three costumes and two voice sets, this fighter is ready to school these girls on dishing out pain!

Who’s MissX?
The host of the Queen of Fighters tournament in SNK Gals’ Fighters back in 2000, MissX returns to the arena as a participant. Although she bears a resemblance to another renowned battler, MissX is her own brand of badass! Her attacks may seem familiar, but she’s also got new moves that no one will see coming!

Will MissX make her mark and claim victory as “Belle” of the Brawl? Find out when she becomes available November 15 in SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy for Nintendo Switch  and digitally on PlayStation 4!

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Townsmen is ready to settle on Nintendo Switch!

Giebelstadt, Germany, October 24th: Are you eager to build the town of your dreams? To organize production chains, take care of the needs of your population and grow a small village into a large and prospering city? Then your wait will come to an end on November 9th, 2018, when HandyGames will publish Townsmen – the first medieveal city builder ever on Nintendo Switch – and let you build a town on your journey into town (or, indeed, anywhere).

Townsmen (Switch) is based on the long-lasting Townsmen series and comes with a carriage-load of content: players can pick between 26 different scenarios – such as protecting a city under siege from bandits or making sure the King’s birthday party is a huge success – or play one of 24 sandbox maps and build a thrilling town from scratch. It’s up to you as a wise ruler and careful planner to fulfill the needs of your beloved Townies, who follow individual daily routines.

In Townsmen Switch players can research up to 75 different technologies, 45 production buildings and 129 other structures, all of which need to be considered if you want to succeed: Townies appreciate short commutes to work and love to enjoy food or relax in nearby parks when off the clock. But with so many different elements to consider, including the elements themselves (seasons and weather strongly impact planing – Townies consume way more water during summer, for instance), crafting the perfect home won’t be simple.

Townsmen will be available for Nintendo Switch on November 9th 2018 for an SRP of 19,99 € / 19,99 $. The game is developed and published by HandyGames.

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Battle Princess Madelyn Set To Release This Fall on Nintendo Switch!

The already highly acclaimed and much lauded, Battle Princess Madelyn is now set for release this fall with the exact release day to be announced VERY shortly.

To mark the finale to the ending of development, which has seen the game presented at many prestigious gaming events, a brand new trailer showing off many of the qualities of Battle Princess Madelyn has been released. Causal Bit Game’s title has not only gained a huge following on social media, but also specialist gaming press, which continues to grow.

“From its initial concept days, right through the successful Kickstarter campaign which reached over $212,665 CAD, until its imminent release, Battle Princess Madelyn has developed and grown from inspiration from feedback from my daughter, who inspired the original idea, gamers and ideals from the very best of classic retro games fused with modern presentation complete with gameplay and fun. I believe all our goals have been achieved with much much more added ingredients, features and elements that will have gamers engaged in a game that has been crafted with real planning, dedication and, a lot of love.”, Christopher Obritsch – Causal Bit Games.

Battle Princess Madelyn, developed and created by Causal Bit Games, follows the journey of a young knight in training, Madelyn, and her ghostly pet dog Fritzy. They set out on a journey to save her kingdom and her family from the clutches of an evil wizard.

Set in the vein of Ghouls N’ Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap, the instantly classic and familiar gameplay will transport old-school gamers back to their heyday. The self-adjusting difficulty will allow for even the most novice of gamer to pick up and play!

Join Madelyn as she battles through graveyards, swamps, castles, countryside and more! Polished gameplay, breathtaking visuals, jaw-dropping dual soundtracks and epic adventures await!

Features –

  • Amazingly detailed hand drawn pixel art brought to life by the magical lighting of the Unity Engine.
  • Two completely different soundtracks to suit your tastes! Classic Arcade FM/PCM to set the hectic pacing, or Modern Orchestrated to set the mood for the scene by Gryzor87 of Maldita Castilla fame!
  • A mix of fast paced classic arcade action with the adventure elements of classic console games from the golden age of console gaming.
  • Battle Princess Madelyn has two modes of game play: Arcade which is fast paced old school action and Story mode for the full adventure experience of questing and the battle princess!
  • Find all of the collectibles hidden throughout the stages for extra rewards, and additional hidden stages!
  • 10 levels, each of which include up to 5 stages – some of which branch!
  • Masses of upgradable weapons that depend on your armor in arcade mode, or having the upgraded at the blacksmith in story mode!
  • Special weapons for special occasions and some of these grant access to secret areas!
  • An original story written by a professional children’s author.

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Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: HEAVY BURGER lands today on Nintendo Switch!

Los Angeles, California, October 25, 2018 – Flying Tiger Entertainment, Inc. and 612GAMES announce today that their arcade mash-up, Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: HEAVY BURGER will launch on Nintendo Switch eShop today, October 25th, and Steam and other PC Game portals on November 2nd.

Blast, dodge, and charge your way through an array of authentic classic 1980’s DATA EAST arcade machines. 1-4 Players can battle in local multiplayer mode against time-honored characters in a nostalgia-inducing collage of retro set-pieces from BurgerTime, Karate Champ, Lock ‘N Chase, Heavy Barrel, Side Pocket, and Bad Dudes!

HEAVY BURGER is available on Nintendo Switch eShop today and PC/Mac on November 2nd. Other console versions are planned for an early 2019 release. In addition, HEAVY BURGER is localized into 9 languages including, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Russian.

About HEAVY BURGER:
Play as Peter Pepper, the burger-boppin’ hero of BurgerTime! He’s not your classic little chef anymore. Wield shotguns, laser rifles, pistols, and machine guns as you beat your opponents in a desperate tug-of-war!

Key Features:

  • Grab the cash! Snag the prized MONEY BAG as you release hoards of prisoners while leaping over bottomless pits in the Heavy Burger arena.
  • Make a break for it! Battle the grenade-tossing Green Men from Heavy Barrel as they blast through reinforced steel and spill out of the cliffside fortress.
  • Pool Party! Shoot explosive pool balls at your friends in a level inspired by Side Pocket. Sink ‘em all for an extra dose of chaos!
  • Food Fight! Crush your enemies under the enormous weight of falling burger pieces while blasting Pickles, Eggs, and Hot Dogs in the BurgerTime arena.
  • Maze Madness! Navigate a procedurally-generated and fully destructible maze while running from cops, dodging explosive cars, and collecting major coin in the Lock ‘N Chase level.
  • Time to kick some butt! Dodge mad charging bulls, high flying kicks, and a discerning judge’s eye in the Karate Champ arena.
  • Take that to the Bank! Skirt through heavy traffic, roundhouse kicks, and flaming ninjas as you speed boost to your final destination, THE BANK, in the Bad Dudes arena.
  • Act Presidential! Take a free ride in President Ronnie’s chopper and bask in the glory of HEAVY BURGER madness on the White House lawn.

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