Archive for April, 2019

Redout Races to Nintendo Switch on May 14th!

SANTA ANA, California, April 29, 2019 – Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Redout, a high-velocity futuristic racing game, will release digitally on Nintendo Switch on May 14, 2019. Redout for Nintendo Switch will release as the “Lightspeed Edition” including all extra gameplay-related downloadable content as a free bonus (a $40 value).

Redout is set in the year 2560, after the construction of elaborate magnetic race tracks has transformed the barren wasteland of Earth into the epicenter of the galaxy’s most popular sport. Competitors can steer, drift and pitch 28 different customizable vehicles as each successfully-maneuvered turn, slope and twist applies a unique force that can be channeled into even greater forward velocity.

With 11 event types and over 200 different total events, Redout’s single-player Career Mode gives racers the opportunity to gain experience, level up and upgrade their vehicles with power-ups like additional turbo, self-repair drones, advanced grip systems and more. A variety of multiplayer race modes lets up to six players compete for online supremacy as the fastest times and top players are recorded on the global leaderboards.

All of the high-speed action in Redout is accentuated with flying sparks, electrical arcs and blazing exhaust, providing players with high levels of sensory-overloaded racing intensity. The highly optimized environments offer 60 evocative courses set in 12 futuristic locations, which include breezy coastlines, eerie frozen landscapes, vast desert plains and more.

Developed by 34BigThings, Redout is rated “E for Everyone” by the ESRB and will be available as a digital download for Nintendo Switch on May 14 for $39.99 MSRP.

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Assemble Your Dream Team to Defeat the Shadows in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth!

IRVINE, Calif. – April 26, 2019 – Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth takes the stage for the Nintendo 3DS on June 4, 2019! Before you have the chance to confront the evil lurking behind the silver screen, you should get to know the performers in our upcoming blockbuster. That includes shining a spotlight on a certain heroine making her debut in this series.

We are also rolling out the red carpet for the full official website for Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth. Not only can you study up on the story and gameplay features, you’ll also get a nice close-up on the starring characters in our avant-garde cast of Persona users.

Don’t forget the merchandise. Get your pre-order in for the Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth“Showtime” Premium Edition!

Aside from a Nintendo 3DS™ copy of the game, this special set includes the following:

  • 5″ Koromaru Plush – Now you too can have your very own plush of everyone’s favorite Shiba from Persona 3!
  • Art Book – Take in all the illustrations featured in the game with the included art book!
  • Deck of Playing Cards – Enjoy playing your favorite card games in style with a full deck of playing cards emblazoned with characters featured in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth!
  • Set of 4 Buttons – Show off your love for Persona’s most iconic characters with some flair with this set of four buttons featuring the P3P3PP4, and P5 protagonists!
  • Collectible Outer Box – You need to place to hold all this merchandise, don’t you? Everything included in the “Showtime” Premium Edition can be housed in this collectible box!

he Launch Edition for Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (MSRP: $39.99) will also be available for all pre-orders and first-run copies of the game, while supplies last. This release will include a Nintendo 3DS copy of the game and a set of 4 buttons.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Features:

  • Joker Takes Center Stage – Experience a thought-provoking story from the perspective of the protagonist from Persona 5 as you along with the other Phantom Thieves meet the S.E.E.S. from Persona 3 and the Investigation Team from Persona 4 in a cinematic world!
  • Persona 3 Portable’s Female Heroine Steals the Spotlight – Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth will feature the long-awaited addition of P3P’s female heroine who will play a pivotal role in your adventure through the silver screen!
  • Paying Homage to the Classics – Explore a series of labyrinths parodying popular film genres with plenty of references true film fans will love!
  • We’ve Got Company – Persona Q2 expands on Persona Q and Persona 5’s combat systems, including a new Unison feature. By completing side quests, certain groups and pairings will team up to unleash their own special attack!
  • For the World Cinema Aficionados – Immerse yourself in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth thanks to its Japanese voice audio track with English subtitles. This will mark the first time many fans will hear the original Japanese voices of the Persona 3 cast!

Please visit the official website for more information, including where you can pre-order Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth.

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Rollin’ Eggz – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Super Blood Hockey out now for Nintendo Switch!

26 April, 2019 – Digerati Distribution and developer Loren Lemcke are thrilled to confirm that Super Blood Hockey is out now for Nintendo Switch™. The game is available to download from the eShop with a 20% launch discount for a limited time.

“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.”

Already available on Steam, where it has accrued a powerful 9/10 user rating, the Switch version includes 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.

PS4 and Xbox versions will follow at a soon-to-be-confirmed date sometime in Q2 2019.

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Gensokyo Defenders Adds Switch DLC Today!

TOKYO, JAPAN – April 25, 2019 – Gensokyo Defenders, the blistering shoot-em-up tower defense game from Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) publishing label UNTIES and developer Neetpia, annihilates enemy threats on Steam today. The Nintendo Switch version simultaneously arms itself with a DLC. Gensokyo Defenders’ base game is 30% off on both platforms to celebrate the Steam launch until May 8.

The DLC includes three new stages, traps and playable characters: Toyosatomimi no Miko, an immortal hermit and Buddhist saint; Byakuren Hijiri, a peace-loving nun who wields her magic for good; and Yakumo Yukari, who can manipulate boundaries physical and intangible. It costs $6.99 and is available today for both Nintendo Switch and Steam.

Battle through more than 25 stages brimming with enemy hordes trying to destroy the base with bullet showers and catastrophic magic spells. Collect power-ups and place strategic traps including watchtowers equipped with powerful machine guns, deadly spikes and ramps to send enemies running, then conquer 19 bosses. Invite a friend to join the action in online co-op.

Gensokyo Defenders is a fan-made entry in the Touhou Project, recognized by the Guinness World Records as the “most prolific fan-made shooter series.” With 20 playable Touhou witches, each equipped with a personalized set of three abilities, Gensokyo Defenders brings an epic battle to Steam.

“Gensokyo Defenders is an action-packed game mixing the best of Touhou Project with a genre new to the franchise: tower defense,” said John Davis, G&R Representative, UNTIES. “Gensokyo Defenders retains the core Touhou fans all know and love: tons of bullets. Now the added layer of strategic gameplay.”

It is now available on Steam for 30% off the regular price of $19.99 USD with English text localization and full audio and text available in Japanese. Nintendo Switch owners can get Gensokyo Defenders for the same price. Both platforms carry the DLC for $6.99.

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Blacksad: Under the Skin to be Released on September 26th 2019!

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Paris, April 25th, 2019 – Blacksad: Under the Skin, the narrative-adventure video game developed by Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive unveils itself in a story trailer. Discover more information about this thrilling investigation, encounter some of the astonishing characters and, for the first time, listen to the official voice of John Blacksad!

The 50s, New York City: Joe Dunn, owner of a boxing club, is found dead. Meanwhile, rising star Bobby Yale, due to take to the ring for the most important fight of his career, has mysteriously disappeared. Sonia Dunn, Joe’s daughter, takes over the gym and must deal with its financial woes. She hires private detective John Blacksad to investigate Yale’s disappearance.

With its anthropomorphic characters and its incredible 1950s feel, Blacksad: Under the Skin delivers all the eerily dark adventure of a detective novel, just like the eponymous comic book series. While embodying detective John Blacksad, players will have to conduct this adventure in their own way. Depending on their decisions, players will influence the relationships between Blacksad and the other characters as well as the very end of the investigation.

Alongside this story trailer, Microids disclose the details of Blacksad: Under the Skin’s collector edition which includes a Blacksad resin statue, a portfolio and of course, the game!

Blacksad: Under the Skin will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac on September 26th, 2019. The game will be fully dubbed in English, French and Spanish. Blacksad: Under the Skin will also includes subtitles in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.

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SteamWorld Quest – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Game Freak’s ‘GIGA WRECKER ALT.’ to Begin Breaking Its Way onto Consoles Next Week!

Gothenburg, Sweden – April 24, 2019 – Rising Star Games, the home of Japanese Games within the Thunderful family, is excited to reveal Game Freak’s latest Gear Project title, GIGA WRECKER ALT., is arriving on consoles later this month. Players will be able to digitally purchase GIGA WRECKER ALT. on all major consoles starting with the PlayStation 4 on April 30th, then followed by the Nintendo Switch arriving on May 2nd and Xbox One version on May 3rd.

World-renowned developer, Game Freak, created brand-new content for the console release of GIGA WRECKER ALT. that includes 20 additional puzzle stages to the games creative and unique platforming gameplay and an Ironman mode that increases the enemy’s strength. There’s also a companion character to guide players through some of the more difficult puzzles. This content is only going to be available on the console version of the game and will not be added to the Steam version.

GIGA WRECKER ALT. features destructible environments to navigate and increasingly challenging puzzles to solve as players progress to unearth the mysteries of a sudden invasion that left the world in ruins. As players explore, they’ll use the abilities of Reika – the game’s main protagonist – to destroy and reconstruct their surroundings for solving each puzzle and fighting back against the invaders in this fast-paced 2D action and physics-based platformer.

Features

Mixture of Exploration and Physics

  • Smash down towering walls and use rubble as platforms to climb high cliffs. GIGA WRECKER ALT. provides an innovative mixture of physics and stage exploration.

Combination of Puzzle and Action

  • Crush enemies with falling objects and be sure to closely evaluate the situation and select the right weapon for the next steps…You can enjoy the achievement of solving puzzles and gimmicks, while also beating traps and enemies.

Special Abilities

  • The main character Reika has the power called ARM (Arms Reconstruction and Manipulation): the ability to construct various weapons using rubble and scraps from broken objects. Each weapon has its own unique effect, so make use of them to explore through the stages.

New Content for Consoles

  • Twenty brand-new puzzle stages added to the game’s Campaign mode

  • New non-playable secondary character that assists players with more difficult puzzles/challenges if they become stuck for a period of time

  • A new hardcore ‘Ironman’ mode that increases the damage to 5 times greater impact than normal mode.

  • Overhaul of the original localization to enhance the user experience

  • Italian and Traditional Chinese languages added for a total of 11 in-game languages (Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese).

Limited Run Games will be also be making announcements about the pre-order for the physical edition on both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 soon.

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BioWare Veterans Reveal Hindsight 20/20!

AUSTIN, Texas – April 24, 2019 – Hindsight 20/20, the single-player action-adventure game with morality-based decisions from BioWare, ArenaNet, and Sucker Punch veterans at Triple-I Games, releases on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac in 2020.

The peaceful town of Champaner holds life sacred above all else. A calamitous virus capable of turning people into blood-thirsty beasts called Raakshasas threatens Champaner’s harmonious ways. In response, King Marcos orders the kidnapping and execution of all Raakshasas including Seth, the leader of the beasts. Seth flees and forms a rival town called Gibsonia, a safe haven for anyone who has or could turn into a Raakshasa. He then opens a powerful rift over Champaner, capable of destroying the kingdom at any time.

At the center of this developing war is a fated one-armed man named Jehan who lived in Champaner, until his father was killed. Jehan’s malleability and freedom of choice form the crux of Hindsight 20/20. Will he uphold the values of his hometown by avoiding bloodshed? Or will the murder of his father fuel him with a rage that can only be quelled with the death of those responsible? Perhaps there is a middle ground, where violence justifies a peaceful end. Survive in a world of grey by deciding who Jehan really is and what motivates him.

Before every battle, choose whether Jehan will be merciful or relentless by wielding either a baton to stun enemies or a blade to cut them down. Conflict is unavoidable in tumultuous times, but using the stun baton convinces residents of Champaner that Jehan respects their beliefs, even if he still resorts to combat. Enemy behavior changes based on weapon choice. Soldiers fight desperately when they believe their lives might be in danger. Earn fearsome, violent abilities by killing, or resourceful skills based on pacifism by choosing the high road.

Decisions have long-lasting repercussions. When a best friend considers suicide due to Raakshasa infection, talking him down may seem like the “right” thing to do. But if he turns and kills, who is at fault? Sparing Jehan’s father’s killer preserves Champaner’s values, but he may return, stronger and more ruthless than before. Hindsight 20/20 explores themes of morality at times of crisis, segregation, regret, peace, and self-criticism. Sometimes the smallest actions have the largest consequences. Drastically different endings inspire multiple playthroughs.

Resolve conflict through ruthless or merciful means, solve environmental puzzles, complete side quests and forge Jehan’s personal path in a fantastical world that merges technology and magic. The stylized aesthetic inspired by classic Zelda games is punctuated with a wide-ranging musical sweep of tragedy, majesty, and primal forces.

“Hindsight 20/20 was born when I really came to terms with what that phrase means as a philosophy,” said Hemanshu Chhabra, creative director at Triple-I Games. “So many of us look back on decisions they regret, so I wanted to make a game that encapsulates this feeling and allows players to go back and really see what differences they could have made.”

Hindsight 20/20 will be available in English on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Windows and Mac in Q1/Q2 2020.

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Puyo Puyo Champions Calls on All Competitors May 7th 2019!

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IRVINE, Calif. – April 23, 2019 – Puyo Puyo Champions (released in Asia as Puyo Puyo eSports) is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC on May 7, 2019 – just two weeks from now – for only $9.99! Whether you’re looking to sharpen your skills or want to see what all the excitement is about, the latest entry in the colorful puzzle series lets you partake in the popping sensation that is Puyo Puyo at a very affordable price.

With 24 lovable characters to choose from and new features designed to make the game accessible to players of all skill levels, there’s even more reasons to give Puyo Puyo a try!

Puyo Puyo Champions Features:

  • The Preferred Way to PlayWith a strong focus on global online competitive multiplayer, Puyo Puyo Champions is based on the fan-favorite rulesets of Puyo Puyo 2 (Tsu) and Puyo Puyo Fever. This includes the popular “Fever Mode” where you crush your opponents with ready-made chains!
  • Tournament Mode–Duke it out for bragging rights in the brand-new, eight-player Tournament mode that lets you scratch that competitive itch locally with friends and family.
  • Improved Replay System-Pull off a devastating chain combo? Alongside auto-saved replays, Battle History provides a visual timeline of the biggest moments of a game with timestamps, so you never have to worry about missing a thing.
  • Dual AudioPlayers have the option to enjoy Puyo Puyo Champions with the original Japanese voice acting and either English, French, German, or Spanish text.

These fantastic features along with the improved HD visuals makes Puyo Puyo Champions an incredible value you can’t miss out on!

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