Archive for March, 2019

Retro Ice Hockey Action Skates to Nintendo Switch Next Month!

28 March, 2019 – Digerati Distribution and developer Loren Lemcke are teaming up to bring the retro charm and pixelated violence of Super Blood Hockey to consoles. The frenetic arcade sports action of Super Blood Hockey will be launching for Nintendo Switch on a still-to-be-confirmed date in April, while the PS4 and Xbox versions will follow sometime in Q2 2019.

Already available on Steam, where it has accrued a powerful 9/10 user rating, the console versions will include an all-new Franchise Mode that puts players in the shoes of a corrupt coach as they recruit players from prison, utilize performance-enhancing drugs, pull the plug on injured teammates, and use other underhanded tactics to succeed.

“Super Blood Hockey is a love letter to the 8-bit and 16-bit ice hockey video games of my childhood, back when high action gameplay reigned supreme,” explains the game’s creator, Loren Lemcke. “Players can expect a modern reinterpretation of the classic arcade sports experience with the blood and violence dialled up to eleven.”

About the game

Arcade sports gaming gets a shot of adrenaline in Super Blood Hockey, a violent homage to classic 8- and 16-bit ice hockey games. Customize your line-up and take to the ice, using fast-paced skills and bone-crunching brutality to dominate.

Prove your hockey prowess in a deadly global tournament or against friends in 4-player local multiplayer. Build and manage your own squad in Franchise Mode – with the right diet and performance enhancing drugs your team can be season champions!

Key Features

  • Use superior skating, positioning, strategy and blood-splattering violence
  • Take on the world in a global tournament, where failure results in execution
  • Varied challenges and scenarios, including Turbo Mode and 12 vs 12 Mega Rumble
  • Paint the ice with the blood of your friends in 4-player local multiplayer
  • Franchise Mode: Create, recruit and manage your own custom team of inmates in a futuristic world of dystopic blood sports
  • Enjoy the retro beats of an original soundtrack by chiptunist Shawn Daley

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She Remembered Caterpillars Charms Nintendo Switch Today!

KASSEL, Germany – March 28, 2019 – She Remembered Caterpillars, the dreamlike, abstract puzzler exploring love and loss with painstakingly hand-drawn art from Ysbryd Games and Jumpsuit Entertainment, brings its delightful fantasy gardens to Nintendo Switch today.

Crack 40 brain-teasing puzzles by leading colorful creatures across matching bridges, away from obstacles and through other trials to get them to their goals. Challenge builds with every act as new barriers come into play, but color-coordinated shapes make She Remembered Caterpillars colorblind-friendly so all can enjoy the compelling experience rewarding deft minds.

Set in a dreamlike world, She Remembered Caterpillars is a solemn experience exploring loss, grief and rocky relationships. The hand-drawn environments and characters, nominated in the 2017 Independent Games Festival for Excellence in Visual Art, transports players to an ethereal realm accented by soul-stirring tunes from the composer of Deponia and Galaxy on Fire.

“She Remembered Caterpillars’ art and music set the stage for a story that touches on something everyone goes through at some point in their lives,” said Daniel Goffin, CEO of Jumpsuit Entertainment. “Together with the puzzles, they create an experience that offers something new to die hard puzzle game fans while being accessible to a wide variety of players.”

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Microïds unveils new information on its upcoming titles!

Paris, March 28th, 2019 – Microïds is pleased to to unveil new screenshots of Blacksad: Under the Skin, new releases for Toki and gives more details for Asterix & Obelix XXL3. By focusing on adventure gaming, retrogaming and well-known licenses, Microïds strengthens its acclaimed editorial strategy.

“2018 was a record year for Microïds with the successes of Asterix & Obelix XXL2, Gear.Club Unlimited 2, Toki and Flashback 25th anniversary. These successes reaffirm our long term strategy and commitment to develop games with increasingly higher budgets. This year, we are glad to bring new adventures and experiences to our community.” Declares Elliot Grassiano, Vice-President of Microïds.

BLACKSAD: UNDER THE SKIN
Available on September 2019
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac
Developed by Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive

Blacksad: Under the Skin, the narrative adventure game developed by Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive, will be available September 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac! Microïds unveils new visuals for players to discover some of the characters from this exclusive story, a few streets in New York where the action take place and, of course, new sketches of John Blacksad!

TOKI
Available Q2 2019
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac
Developed by Microïds

After its big Nintendo Switch comeback, cult arcade remake TOKI is out this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac! While gameplay stays true to the original, these versions will get a speedrun mode, a quick save system and 5 extra graphic filters to enjoy TOKI another way!
Toki will be available in digital format on PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace, PC and Mac.

ASTERIX & OBELIX XXL3: THE CRYSTAL MENHIR
Available on Q4 2019
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac
Developed by OSome Studio

An odyssey to share made of humor, slaps and friendship!

Our two famous Gauls are back, fitter than ever and are ready to crystallize your attention in Asterix & Obelix XXL3: The Crystal Menhir! On the menu? Wild boars, laughs and slaps left and right. Faithful to its predecessor, the game will feature cinematographic references. For the first time, players will have the chance to discover this fantastic adventure alone or in co-op as Asterix or Obelix!

Main story: Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix must put back together the mysterious Crystal Menhir! They will have to venture into the four corners of the Roman Empire and beyond, to stop a terrible threat!

NEW GAME ANNOUNCEMENT LATE APRIL!

By the end of April 2019, Microïds will reveal its reboot of a title that shook the 2000s. Stay tuned!

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Monster Slayers – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Block-a-Pix Puzzles now added to monthly DLC schedule for Lightwood’s “Pix” Games!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games has released the first pack of add-on content for Block-a-Pix Deluxe on Nintendo Switch, and it’s the first of many more to come!

Available on the Nintendo eShop now for just $2.99, Block-a-Pix Puzzles 1 adds 30 brand new picture puzzles to the game.

Block-a-Pix is a picross-style logic puzzle where you divide a grid into blocks to create a colourful mosaic, which reveals a hidden picture.

Lightwood has pledged to support this game throughout 2019 with frequent new content updates, and a brand new pack of Block-a-Pix puzzles will be released every month.

Lightwood’s other picture puzzle titles will also continue to receive regular DLC updates.

New packs for Pic-a-Pix Deluxe have been released twice-monthly since the game launched in January 2018.

Next week will see the release of Classic 16, adding even more classic picross puzzles to the game. This will be followed later in April by Giant Puzzles 10, which contains the most challenging full-colour puzzles in the largest possible sizes.

Similar DLC packs will continue to be released for Pic-a-Pix Deluxe on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

New puzzles for Pic-a-Pix Pieces will come along every second Thursday, while the new Block-a-Pix Deluxe packs are scheduled for the fourth Thursday of every month. All packs cost $2.99.

Each game has a playable demo on the Nintendo eShop.

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We’re Not Crying, You’re Crying – A Fold Apart Teaser Reveals Launch in June 2019!

Toronto, Canada – March 27, 2019 – Lightning Rod Games has released a touching new teaser trailer for their award-winning upcoming title A Fold Apart. It really pulls at the ol’ heartstrings, that’s for sure.

Set to launch in June 2019 on Nintendo Switch and for Windows, A Fold Apart is about a couple experiencing the joys and sorrows of a long-distance relationship.

A Fold Apart may be based on my own real life experience with a long-distance relationship,” explains Lightning Rod Games co-founder Mark Laframboise, ”but the feelings of being apart from a loved one are much more universal than that. One of our main goals for the story has been to make it accessible and relatable to anyone who plays it, including those who may not have experienced a long-distance relationship themselves.”

Using a unique paper folding game mechanic to guide the two characters together, A Fold Apart explores what it means to communicate (and miscommunicate) with those we love.

The game will be available for demos at PAX East this weekend in Boston. Look for the blue and orange booth (#23117, to be exact) and pick up an origami heart for yourself.

A Fold Apart releases in June for Nintendo Switch and Windows.

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GODS Remastered – Switch Gameplay Footage!

SteamWorld Quest Embarks on a Grand Adventure April 25th on Nintendo Switch!

Gothenburg, Sweden. March 26 – Thunderful Publishing is proud to announce that the latest game from Image & Form, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, comes first to Nintendo Switch on April 25th. The game is available exclusively on Nintendo eShop for the foreseeable future and goes for $24.99 / €24.99 / £22.49. Once again the Gothenburg-based studio take the SteamWorld franchise in a bold new direction; SteamWorld Quest is their first RPG and Image & Form is switching things up with card-based battles where you build, craft and upgrade your heroes’ decks.

“The SteamWorld community has asked us to make an RPG for a long time, so I’m really happy and satisfied that we’re delivering such a polished title way sooner than anyone expected. Since we announced in January we’ve watched the growing excitement among gamers, press and content creators. I’m confident that fans of RPGs and previous SteamWorld games will adore SteamWorld Quest because it’s an absolute gem. We will keep the momentum going via our website and social media channels until the release and beyond,” says Brjánn Sigurgeirsson, CEO at Image & Form.

In SteamWorld Quest, you lead a party of aspiring heroes who take on whatever threat comes their way by crafting your own deck of cards – choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards! What awaits you is a luscious treasure chest filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor as well as XP, turn-based combat and all the usuals that RPG fans love! The mix of traditional fantasy and bantering steam-driven robots makes for an unforgettable experience with lots of laughs.

In one sentence: SteamWorld Quest hits Nintendo Switch digitally on April 25th for $24.99 or your region’s equivalent.

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The Princess Guide Embarks on its Royal Campaign Today!

These four princesses are awaiting your instruction in The Princess Guide, available TODAY on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in North America!

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Revolution Software Announces Beyond a Steel Sky for 2019!

York, Monday 25th March 2019 – ‬Revolution Software is excited to announce it has reunited with legendary comic book artist Dave Gibbons to create Beyond a Steel Sky – the long-awaited follow-up to classic 90’s dystopian cyberpunk adventure Beneath a Steel Sky.

Premiered in the Apple Arcade sneak peak during today’s Apple keynote, Beyond a Steel Sky is in development for PC, console, and Apple devices. It is a thrilling story of loyalty and redemption set in an eery and terrifying world of AI-driven social controls. As can be expected of a Revolution adventure, the tale is woven with the studio’s signature humor, supported by Gibbons’ acclaimed artistic style.

Even after so many years, fans of the original game are still incredibly loyal and very passionate – and have remained vocal in demanding a sequel” says Charles Cecil, Founder and CEO of Revolution Software. “Adventure games are played by a large, diverse audience that hugely enjoys the interweaving of story and puzzles. Our approach has been to write an intelligent, witty adventure game that is wholly intuitive to play and assumes no prior knowledge of the original game or its universe. We aspire to write a modern day 1984 told through the medium of the adventure game”.

Beyond a Steel Sky is a hugely ambitious adventure in which intelligent, humorous emergent gameplay drives an edgy narrative. Very much an adventure, the game is set in a dynamic, bounded-sandbox world. A unique world that will respond to – and be subverted by – the player’s actions. The game characters, driven by advanced AI tech, are willful and motivated: their intelligent responses allow interesting, emergent solutions to puzzles and obstacles. The culmination of Revolution’s 30 years of developing adventure games, Beyond a Steel Sky evolves and redefines the adventure genre.

It’s a project that’s been on the minds of both Cecil and Gibbons for many years, but one they felt needed the right real world moment to to it justice.

Charles and I have discussed returning to the Beneath a Steel Sky universe many times over the years. Fake news, social controls, polarized views – the world is confusing – we agreed that now was the right time for Robert Foster to take a trip back to and beyond that Steel Sky,” adds Dave Gibbons. “I am delighted to be working with Revolution again”.

Beyond a Steel Sky will feature:

  • A unique, rich game experience in an bounded sandbox world, interwoven with a deep narrative.
  • A story that enables players to profoundly affect and subvert the gameworld and its characters.
  • Elegantly simple, intuitive controls that allow complex situations to emerge, offering a gameplay experience that will appeal to the novice as well as the experienced gamer.
  • Custom-written cutting-edge graphics technology delivers a beautiful, realtime, comic-book-styled world in HDR & 4K to complement the artwork of Dave Gibbons.
  • Original comic book vignette to be created by Dave Gibbons.

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