Archive for February, 2019

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove – Switch Gameplay Footage!

BATTLLOON Lands Today On Nintendo Switch!

TOKYO – Feb. 28, 2019 – BATTLLOON, the balloon-battling party game from Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) publishing label UNTIES and developer noname studio pops on to Nintendo Switch and Steam today.

Dodge starving fish, pointy volcanic rocks and meteor showers out to burst balloons’ bubbles. Navigate treacherous terrain and inflate to bump out the competition. Knock frenemies into spiked walls to be the last balloon floating. Defeated foes come back as ghosts to haunt – and hunt – their rivals for victory points and can still steal the crown.

Colorful, dynamic arenas host a high-stakes contest of skill where each bouncy warrior leverages passive hero abilities to their advantage. Puffer grows larger than others and becomes hardest to budge at the cost of mobility. Lightweight Birdie Jay zips around the arena but easy to push around. Each fighter brings something to the field suited to different playstyles.

Hopping chiptunes and retro-style pixel battlegrounds complete BATTLLOON’s deceptively whimsical aesthetic. Enter multiplayer arenas for up to four players filled with giggles and leave as ferocious champions hungry for more.

“BATTLLOON’s look and feel pull from the aesthetic of classic games, but its gameplay is modern and pulls people right in,” said John Davis, G&R Representative, UNTIES. “It’s a great game for bringing friends together in the spirit of friendly competition.”

BATTLLOON is available via Nintendo Switch eShop and Steam for $6.99, supporting English and Japanese languages for two to four players locally.

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The digital comic book platform izneo is now available on the Nintendo Switch!

Los Angeles, 28th of February 2019 – izneo, the number one platform for digital Comic books, European Comics, Mangas and webtoons is now available on the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to izneo, Nintendo Switch owners can now access their favorite digital content anywhere at anytime! The rich izneo catalog can be displayed on the portable console screen on the go and enjoyed on the big screen of a tv in dock mode.

Izneo offers more than 30,000 books in a vast array of genres. Rich with European comics due to the company’s origin, the platform also features an ever growing number of US Comics, Mangas, Graphic Novels and Webtoons. This is the perfect opportunity to discover new artists and stories like the Netflix sensation Umbrella Academy as well as catching up with the classics like Hellboy, Tank Girl, Sin City, Lucky Luke, Doctor Who, Assassin’s Creed and Appleseed to name a few!

Readers can either purchase individual books or subscribe to izneo premium and get unlimited access to 1,500+ books from renowned publishers like Europe Comics, Dark Horse, IDW, Dynamite Entertainment, Archie and Lion Forge Comics for only $7.99 a month. By downloading the content on their system’s memory, users can then enjoy reading books without a permanent internet connection. Izneo is road trip ready!

“With the launch of our platform on the Nintendo Switch, izneo is reaching a new phase of its development. We are offering more content in the English language than ever before for every genre of our catalog and we’re not going to stop anytime soon” Luc Bourcier, CEO of Izneo said. “Our first goal was to make the digital comic books accessible on the go. The Nintendo Switch versatility, enjoyable either in a nomad way or connected to a TV, introduced us to a new way of enjoying our digital content on a big screen. We are happy to be part of the very few non gaming application on the console”.

Highlights

  • Highest quality digital comic books

  • Innovative reader with the exclusive panel by panel reading mode Eazycomics

  • Unmatched variety including the innovative Korean webtoons

  • Cross platform content access (computer, smartphone, tablet, console and soon Android based connected TVs..)

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Ragnarök Approaches in Nordic Action-Adventure Fimbul Today on Nintendo Switch!

MUNICH, COPENHAGEN, February 28th, 2019 – Fimbul, the Norse comic action-adventure from EuroVideo’s publishing label Wild River and Danish developer Zaxis Games, releases today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows.

Though colder seasons begin to drift away in real life’s Northern Hemisphere, in the world of the aging berserker Kveldulver, the worst of winter is yet to come. The dreaded Fimbulwinter, a three-year period of deathly cold that serves as the harbinger of the frozen Norse apocalypse known as Ragnarök, is here.

After a raid on Kveldulver’s village leaves him mortally wounded, the Norns, female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men, pluck him from the afterlife. The berserker embarks on a divine quest to end the Fimbulwinter, defeat the giant Jotun, and claim bloody vengance.

As Ragnarök approaches, Kveldulver meets a motley crew of characters both friend and foe. While some join him on his journey, others have to be defeated in battle before their fate can be determined. Thanks to the Norns, the protagonist’s thread of life can be traced back anytime to change Kveldulver’s decisions and alter the course of his story.

Fimbul’s tale is told through a striking comicbook style punctuating intense battles against both man and beast. Combat is intuitive so anyone can pick it up and play, but nuanced systems allow for skilled players to become ever stronger. Exploring the world offers lore for story-hungry players as well as ways to improve the old warrior’s fighting prowess. Specific items and skills strengthen Kveldulver and improve his odds of surviving, especially against fearsome bosses.

Fimbul is available for digital download on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam for $19.99.

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Claybook Comes to Life March 12th on Nintendo Switch!

Claybook puts you in the role of an imaginative child who brings their creativity to life through the magic of the Claybook — a stage for all manner of moldable and magical creations. Utilizing innovative, custom “Clayfield” technology that creates true-to-life volumetric clay visuals and physics, Claybook challenges players to solve brain-bending puzzles, create and share moldable landscapes, and uncover the squishy possibilities of this limitless clayground.

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Stunning Tactical RPG WARSAW Announced with Gripping Reveal Trailer!

London, UK, February 26, 2019 – Set during World War 2, gaming company and Pixelated Milk’s WARSAW is a beautifully hand-painted tactical role-playing game set in the Nazi-invaded Central European capital city of the same name. Featuring a group of characters coming from all walks of life gathering together to rise up against their oppressor, WARSAW will be arriving in Q3 2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

Developed by the talented team at Pixelated Milk, alongside efforts from publisher gaming company over the past 15 months, WARSAW brings to light Poland’s historic 1944 uprising providing an immersive experience of tactical urban warfare. Setting the tone of love, friendship, loyalty, and the invariable struggle against overwhelming odds the haunting teaser trailer, created by animation studio Human Ark with a song performed by acclaimed Polish singer, Brodka is a chilling early look at what’s in store for WARSAW.

Features:

  • A mix of tactical RPG with a touch of strategy
  • Team and equipment management
  • A deep system of interlocking skills
  • Flanking, cover, positioning, weapon range and ammo consumption – all need to be taken into account during firefights
  • A fully realized city to traverse
  • Leave the safety of your hideout to scout the streets, collect resources, recruit new members, and engage with enemy assailants

Players will be able to get their hands on WARSAW for the first time at PAX East 2019 in Boston from March 28 – 31, 2019.

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HumaNature Announces Macaulay Culkin as Executive Producer of ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!

SAN FRANCISCO – February 26, 2019 – ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!, the upcoming fourth entry of the beloved, funkadelic action roguelike series from HumaNature Studios, brings a new present for its fans, with the addition of actor and musician Macaulay Culkin as the game’s newest executive producer.

Culkin, an outspoken fan of the franchise, named the original 1991 Sega Genesis ToeJam & Earl as his favorite game during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything”, included the pair on a parody of the March Madness Mega Bracket as a favorite to win, and Tweeted he’d rather play it than watch the 2018 Oscars.

With more than three decades of experience in the entertainment industry, Culkin started the comedy brand Bunny Ears in 2017 as a digital outlet to express his unconventional thoughts on everything pop culture related through hilarious articles and podcasts with fascinating guests.

Now The Incredible Culk and his team are debuting Bunny Ears Games with ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!. Bunny Ears’ wry wit and penchant for satire provided crucial input to ensure the game is a hella good time. Growing up playing the original game on Sega Genesis, Culkin knew exactly what would – and wouldn’t – appeal to the thousands of Kickstarter backers that funded the sequel.

Says Culkin, “I’m honored to be producing the new ToeJam & Earl because it is literally my favorite video game of all time. Plus, Greg Johnson is the tits!”

Back in the Groove! debuts on March 1 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam for Windows PC and Mac, bringing humans’ favorite funky aliens back to our planet. The iconic duo tries to inconspicuously borrow the Rapmaster Rocket to show off to Latisha and Lewanda. One press of the wrong button causes a black hole incident that leaves them with a broken ship, stranded on Earth. Find parts to rebuild the ship, deal with those weirdo Earthlings, and get back home.

“ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove is a ‘90s styled blast from the past.” Said Greg Johnson, founder of Humanature Studios. “Macaulay Culkin, the star of the ‘90s classic Home Alone is an Uber Fan of the ToeJam games. He totally gets the vibe and humor of the new game, and his involvement has made the game even crazier and more fun.”

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), and Brazilian Portuguese for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC and Mac via Steam for $19.99 USD on March 1.

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The Caligula Effect: Overdose – Switch Gameplay Footage!

RemiLore for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Releases Today!

SANTA ANA, California, February 26, 2019 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore has released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a Steam version coming soon. An all-new hack-and-slash action game, RemiLore follows the journey of an ordinary schoolgirl named Remi and a supreme magic book named Lore as they battle their way through the anime-inspired world of Ragnoah.

In RemiLore, players can defeat enemies with a variety of powerful melee and magical ranged attacks, both of which can change dramatically whenever Remi equips any of over 200 different fun and fantastic weapons. All of the enchanting action in the game features rich HD visuals and dramatic lighting effects to enhance the beauty of Ragnoah’s four distinct regions.

RemiLore features an in-depth upgrade system for spells, weapons and player skills. A variety of unlocked and unlockable gameplay options are offered, including:

  • Story Mode 1—Single-player main storyline starring Remi and Lore
  • Story Mode 2—Alternate storyline starring Choux and Lore
  • Co-op Mode—Two players team up and battle together
  • One Coin Clear—Permadeath mode
  • Wildcard Spell—Lore’s ultimate spell is replaced by a random one
  • Wildcard Weapon—Remi’s weapon is swapped randomly after an enemy is defeated
  • Power House—Increased attack power, but attack speed is slower
  • Sugar Rush—Dash gauge recharges faster, but attacks deal less damage
  • Boss Rush—Fight every boss in order, with no levels in between
  • Custom Loadout—Select any unlocked weapon and spell
  • Hard Mode—More difficult than Normal Mode
  • Nightmare Mode—One hit means game over
  • Tutorial—Learn how to play the game

RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is available now as a digital download on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $39.99 MSRP. A Steam version will be releasing soon. The launch edition of the physical version on Nintendo Switch includes a bonus instruction booklet and RemiLore-themed microfiber cleaning cloth.

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To the Moon lands on the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2019!

January 27, 2019 — Freebird Games and X.D. Network are excited to confirm that the highly acclaimed independent title To the Moon will be heading to the Nintendo Switch this Summer!

The adventure RPG To the Moon tells the story of two doctors granting a dying old man’s last wish by working through his memories. Winner of Best Story of 2011 (GameSpot), and sitting at an Overwhelmingly Positive reviews (96%) on Steam, To the Moon has been lauded for its fantastic narrative.

As Director Kan Gao eloquently put it “To the Moon is about seeking fantasy from reality.” And when it comes to the decision on having the game fully remade and ported, “Even under such a freemium-lead market, it’s never too late to bring this heart-gripping story to a whole new group of players.” says Shen Sheng, CTO and the Development producer of the Switch version from X.D. Network.

The Nintendo Switch version is a fully remade creation by X.D. Network, taking the original RPG Maker blueprint and precisely recreating it via Unity. The first in a two-part series, To the Moon is an award winning story-driven experience about love and loss, with enough heart-wrenching moments to keep the player invested from its concise start to emotional finish.

For those who haven’t experienced To the Moon, the Switch release in Summer 2019 will be a great opportunity to finally dive into the poignant story created by Freebird Games as this marks the first time players can experience the game on consoles.

Key features:

  • A unique & non-combat, story-driven experience
  • Innovative mix of adventure game elements and classic RPG aesthetics
  • Acclaimed original soundtrack that closely ties to the story
  • The gaming equivalent of a fine espresso – a tight execution with zero filler

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