Archive for May, 2019

Verlet Swing brings surreal fever dream grapple-hook action to consoles this June!

31 May, 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer Flamebait Games are excited to announce that the surreal grapple-hook adventure Verlet Swing is coming soon to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The first-person platformer will be releasing on 11/12 June for PlayStation 4 (NA/EU respectively) and 14 June for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

In recognition of Verlet Swing’s streamer-friendly qualities, Mixer interactions have been added exclusively to the Xbox One version, allowing viewers to affect a streamer’s game as it’s being broadcast. We’ll share more details on this soon.

“As a team we were passionate about creating a game with super tight yet simple mechanics,” explains Flamebait Games CEO, Mattias Lindblad. “With Verlet Swing we proudly deliver an experience which we believe has a fantastic game feel.”

Already available on Steam, where it’s earned an impressive 9/10 user rating, Verlet Swing’s unique mix of swinging action and vaporwave aesthetic has attracted attention from some of gaming’s superstar streamers. Markiplier likened the game to “Spider-Man zip-zapping around New York City… but also tripping balls on LSD,” while Jacksepticeye mostly swore excitedly and screamed “Wheeeeeeeeee!” a lot.

About the game

Grab your hookshot and enter surreal fever dreams. An eccentric world where weird stuff happens. Where statues stare you down and you die on impact with any of your surroundings. That’s Verlet Swing – an abstract gauntlet that transforms into weirder and more challenging courses as you sail and soar through strange landscapes of koi fish, pizza slices and other bizarre obstacles.

Key features

  • 100 levels of fast-paced swinging action
  • Increasingly surreal levels to swing through
  • Progressively difficult gameplay. Only the best of swingers will reach the final levels!
  • Test your swinging skills with leaderboards and Challenges mode
  • Mixer broadcasting integration (Xbox One version only)
  • Platinum Trophy and 1000G Achievements available respectively for PS4 and Xbox One versions

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Acclaimed action-strategy card-game hybrid Golem Gates is out now on Nintendo Switch!

Austin, Texas, USA – 31 May, 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati, in collaboration with developer Laser Guided Games, have today released Golem Gates on Xbox One (and as a full 4K gaming experience on Xbox One X) and Nintendo Switch; following its release on PlayStation 4 a couple of days ago.

Golem Gates is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi blend of action-strategy and card battler, pitting your conjured armies against otherworldly forces. An ancient threat surges from the Golem Gates, and only the Harbinger stands guard. Wielding the nanite-infused power of The Ash, you must protect a world ravaged by ancient wars. Choose from 100 cards (known as Glyphs) and unleash diverse units, buildings, buffs, and more in tactical combat across single player, co-op, and online multiplayer.

Randomized drawing and quick unit placement means you’ll have to adapt on the fly as you formulate your strategy. Add more forces to a battle to turn the tide, transform a scouting party into an army, place emergency defenses to respond to the enemy, or hide an outpost in a direction the enemy doesn’t expect. The choices are yours, but beware: the enemy will do the same and with the right Glyph your forces can be destroyed as fast as they were created.

“With a great title like Golem Gates we wanted to create the best possible version for consoles,” said Nick Alfreri, Digerati Director. “Now you can enjoy Laser Guided Games’ vision in 1080p, full 4K or on go as Golem Gates has been fully optimised for every console and it’s individual capabilities.”

“We are so pleased that Golem Gates is now available on consoles. We’ve poured everything into Golem Gates so we can’t wait to see how consoles gamers take to this version of the game,” said the game’s creator, Matt Oelfke.

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Northgard Lands on Nintendo Switch in 2019!

BORDEAUX, France – May 30, 2019 – Northgard, the acclaimed Viking strategy game from Shiro Games, embarks for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year.

Steeped in Norse mythology, Northgard allows players to control a Viking clan exploring and settling new territories filled with untold riches while fighting off hordes of magical foes, including dire wolves, undead warriors, giants, and dragons. To make history and bring both fame and fortune to their clan, players must carefully manage resources, trade with rival clans, befriend or vanquish mythical creatures, survive harsh winters, and conquer unforgiving lands.

Northgard’s console versions feature all the content found in the base Steam release, including the major Relics and Ragnarok updates: six clans, a lengthy campaign, co-operative and competitive online modes across a variety of maps featuring the apocalyptic-themed Ragnarok, ranked play, and much more. Shiro Games has crafted a controller layout that makes playing feel effortless, revamping the experience with a completely new user interface.

Originally released via Steam Early Access on February 22, 2017, Northgard quickly rose to become one of the most popular strategy games on the platform, selling more than 1 million copies. The game officially launched out of Early Access on March 7, 2018, and was one of the highest-rated PC strategy titles released that year, garnering a Metascore of 80.

“We are very happy to reveal we are bringing Northgard to all three consoles later this year,” said Sebastien Vidal, CEO and co-founder, Shiro Games. “We have worked hard to optimize Northgard for the controller and to be played on the go in the Switch version. All the content of the original version will be available at launch. This includes the campaign mode, multiplayer, all six clans and much more!”

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Super Cane Magic ZERO’s Hilarious Journey Starts Today on Nintendo Switch!

SEOUL, South Korea – May 30, 2019 – Super Cane Magic ZERO, the co-op comedy action RPG from developer Studio Evil and publisher Intragames, is out now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam via Windows PC, Mac, and Linux across the Americas and Europe.

Created in collaboration with the Italian comic book artist and animator Simone “Sio” Albrigi, Super Cane Magic ZERO features an array of characters from Sio’s popular YouTube cartoon channel Scottecs. A special coloring book created in conjunction with Sio is available from the official Super Cane Magic ZERO website.

Things look bad for the planetoid of WOTF, after Cake the Wizard died and his magic dog AAAH! freaked out. The Internet is down, the Moon is coated in chocolate, and a terrible army of vegetables has sprouted from the ground and is wreaking havoc to the plains of Minestronya. Bring back the natural disorder of things across the 20+ hours campaign, featuring handcrafted and randomly generated dungeons. Find gear, eat bombs, crawl ridiculous dungeons and kill all the vegetables!

During your adventure, you will stumble upon tons of different and strange items: watermelons, sausages, lightbulbs, lava cakes, rocks, explosives, and other delicacies. Every time you pick up an object you’ll have to decide if you are in need of a weapon or a meal. Experiment by throwing or eating everything that is not nailed to the ground, and you will learn what each item can do for you.

Super Cane Magic ZERO’s strange journey can be enjoyed solo or up to 4 players in local co-op with dynamic difficulty that adapts to the party’s size. Eight competitive arenas also await to host local PvP battles among friends.

“Since I was a kid I dreamed of writing stories, drawing stuff, creating music and video games,” said Simone “Sio” Albrigi, YouTube cartoonist. “With Super Cane Magic ZERO I was able to do all these things together!”

Super Cane Magic ZERO is currently discounted 10% during its launch week via the North American PlayStation Store and Steam, where it graduates today from Early Access to full release. Nintendo Switch players who purchase the game in the first month will receive a free Secret Bonus Content DLC pack, which includes the Bouncy Bombers PvP arena as well as platform-exclusive chests and loot in the Underground Archives. A patch for Nintendo Switch is currently en route.

Console versions feature English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese language options. On Steam, the game also supports Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, and Korean language support. Studio Evil plans to host the title on the Utomik subscription platform and Intragames will publish the console versions across Asia later this year.

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Set Your Clocks for the Switch Release Date of Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers!

Clock in to the newest trailer for Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers, which launches on October 22 in North America, October 25 in Europe, and November 1 in Oceania! Meet the courageous Sherry, her timid friend Pegreo, and the mysterious robot Isaac. Visit the official website to learn more about our heroes, and join our Discord server to take history by the hand with others.

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Lapis x Labyrinth is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

What’s the forecast looking like today? Well, it’s going to be raining riches because Lapis x Labyrinth is available NOW in North America! Catch the exciting Launch Trailer in all of its high-energy and stacking glory, then get your copy for PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch!

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CRYSTAL CRISIS Drops Today on Nintendo Switch!

SANTA ANA, California, May 28, 2019 — Nicalis, Inc. today announced that Crystal Crisis, the cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game, is available now on Nintendo Switch. Developed and published by Nicalis, Crystal Crisis is an all-new head-to-head puzzle-battle throwdown: Players arrange falling Crystals into matching colors and shatter them to attack their opponents.

Crystal Crisis players can choose from 20 different combatants, including Nicalis favorites like Quote and Curly from Cave Story and Isaac from The Binding of Isaac, in addition to special guests like Astro Boy and Black Jack from Tezuka Productions. Each character has his or her own “home” stage, musical theme, voice-acted exclamations and special moves called “Bursts.” Players will need to build up their character’s Burst Gauge before they can deliver a powerful Attack Burst or rearrange their own Crystal grid with a Defense Burst.

A variety of single-player gameplay modes (including Story, Arcade, Tag Team, Survival, Training and more) accentuate the battle options, while local and online multiplayer functionality give challengers the opportunity to play against friends, family members and Crystal Crisis fighters worldwide. The onscreen Crystal colors can also be configured to make the game accessible for players with color blindness.

Crystal Crisis for Nintendo Switch is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is available now as a digital download ($29.99 MSRP) or physical retail version ($39.99 MSRP). A PlayStation 4 version will also be available very soon.

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Battle Worlds: Kronos – Switch Gameplay Footage!

The Battle for Kronos is coming June 11th to Nintendo Switch!

Vienna/Austria and Bremen/Germany, May 24th, 2019 – “To everything turn, turn, turn. There is a season turn, turn, turn” what better song could you use to start speaking about a turn-based strategy game, than the great anthem created by The Byrds in 1965?

Will our children and grandchildren still play Battle Worlds: Kronos in a few decades? We don’t know yet, but if they do, they will know the game was on Nintendo Switch and offered great features like touch screen controls and new maps, specially designed for the hot seat local multiplayer mode.

Players can experience three huge campaigns with over 60 hours of gameplay in total and face the challenge of a strong AI, commanding a wide range of ground, air and sea units. THQ Nordic and King Art Games will release Battle Worlds: Kronos for Nintendo Switch on June 11th, 2019 digitally and in retail stores for an SRP of €29.99 | $29.99 | £26.99.

About Battle Worlds Kronos

Battle Worlds: Kronos is a classic turn-based strategy game in the tradition of great strategy masterpieces from the 90s . Have you ever wondered what games like that would look like today? Well, we did. As a result, we decided to develop Battle Worlds: Kronos.

Key Features:

  • Strong opponents, long playtime – Prepare to fight epic battles against tough AI enemies in three huge campaigns, with over 60 hours of gameplay. Includes the full DLC-campaign ‘Trains’!
  • An epic war from two perspectives – Experience the two sides of a battle while making use of multiple combat styles, from dominating a civilization with epic tactical warfare, to saving your planet from superior military forces with clever guerrilla tactics.
  • Easy to learn, hard to master – hone your tactical hex-field mind, test and train your strategic skills in various ‘Challenge Maps’.
  • Hot-Seat Multiplayer – Battle your friends in local multiplayer sessions on new maps especially created for this mode.
  • Enjoy the story – New integrated difficulty settings will let you enjoy the story without being strangled by the strong AI.

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Mutant Year Zero Begins July 30th on Nintendo Switch!

OSLO, Norway – May 23rd, 2019 – Hours of gameplay, new locations to visit and a new leading character await fans of the award-winning tactical adventure game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, as Funcom and The Bearded Ladies today announce the upcoming expansion Seed of Evil.

The turn-based tactical adventure game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden received critical acclaim for its gameplay, artwork and captivating characters. Set in post-apocalyptic Sweden, the player controls a group of mutants searching through the ruins of civilization for salvation or simply something to eat. Using a mixture of stealth and combat strategy, while evolving your characters through a series of interesting mutations, is paramount to overcoming the evil that is threatening to eradicate what is left of decent society.

A new menace is looming in the expansion. Powerful and ominous roots have emerged and seem to be taking control over the minds of friends and foes alike. Fortunately, a new hero has arrived, and players can now add Big Khan the moose to their squad of mutants. He is not only skilled at landing critical hits but comes with the unique mutations Ground Pound and Flame Puke, giving the option to apply a more diverse playstyle in order to succeed.

The expansion and the retail release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch was originally set to release on June 25th. The new release date is now July 30th. The expansion and the full game will also be available digitally on all platforms.

PC gamers can preorder the expansion on Steam later today for $ 14.99 (pricing may differ across territories). A Digital Deluxe Edition will also be released today on Steam, consisting of both the original game and the upcoming expansion. The Deluxe Edition will also be available in retail.

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